Wednesday, May 9, 2012

if you liked the hunger games...

Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende
Alexander Cold accompanies his grandmother to a remote village in the Himalayas to help locate a sacred statue.

Beyond the Western Sea (Book I): The Escape From Home by Avi
Maura and her younger brother leave their impoverished Irish village, desperately seeking ship’s passage to America.

Between a Rock and a Hard PlaceBetween a Rock and a Hard Place by Alden Carter
Mark is not looking forward to the family tradition of spending a week alone in the wilderness.

Code Orange by Caroline Cooney
While doing a school project on small pox, Mitty stumbles upon old smallpox scabs. He has already been to school for several days when he begins having strange symptoms.

Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
After orphaned Maia is sent to live with relatives deep in the Amazon and is ill-treated, she begins to plot her escape down the river.

Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer
Based on the real-life case of Christopher McCandless, Into the Wild tells the story of a young man who walks alone into the Alaskan wilderness, never to return.

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer
Jon Krakauer did not see anything that “suggested a murderous storm was bearing down”, but it did. This is his firsthand account of the storm that killed five people and left many more in disarray.

The Buccaneers (High Seas Trilogy) by Iain Lawrence
John Spencer sails from England to the Caribbean, where he encounters pirates, storms, and fevers.

Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick
The true story of a whale that turns on the people who were hunting it for oil. This story was the inspiration for Moby Dick.

The Compound by S.A. Bodeen
Nuclear war has destroyed Eli’s world. His father, knowing that war was imminent, has built an underground compound stocked with supplies to last fifteen years. The problem is that only nine years later, some of the food has spoiled and supplies are running out.

Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
This sequel to The Hunger Games picks up right where the first book left off. Katniss embarks on a mandatory victory tour through the districts and finds herself thrown back into the arena for the 75th Annual Hunger Games.

Maze Runner by James Dashner 
When Thomas wakes up, he finds himself in the Glade with no memory of anything but his name. He quickly discovers he is not alone, none of the other Gladers know why they are there either. They just know they must be inside the walls before dark or face certain death.

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