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Science Fiction for Junior High Teens

These titles are located throughout the library; please find the location in the catalog by clicking on the title.

Bechard, Margaret – Spacer and Rat (183 pages) - Jack's predictable existence on Freedom space station is transformed when Kit, the Earthie rat, enters his life and enlists him and a sensitive robot in an effort to outwit the Company.

Card, Orson Scott – Ender’s Game (324 pages) – The Earth is under attack from aliens known as "buggers." The only hope is a brilliant general named Ender Wiggin. The only problem is that he is a child.

Colfer, Eoin – Supernaturalist (267 pages) – In futuristic Satellite City, fourteen-year-old Cosmo Hill escapes from his abusive orphanage and teams up with three other people who share his unusual ability to see supernatural creatures, and together they determine the nature and purpose of the swarming blue Parasites that are invisible to most humans.

Collins, Paul – The Earthborn (249 pages) - Crash landing on Earth after spending his entire life in space, thirteen-year-old Welkin, having heard that all "Earthborn" are savages, is rescued by the leader of a group of survivors who are trying to unite displaced families.

Engdahl, Sylvia Louise – Enchantress from the Stars (288 pages) – When young Elana unexpectedly joins the team leaving the spaceship to study the planet Andrecia, she becomes an integral part of an adventure involving three very different civilizations, each one centered on the third planet from the star in its own solar system.

Farmer, Nancy – The House of the Scorpion (380 pages) – In a future where humans despise clones, Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, the 142-year-old leader of a corrupt drug empire nestled between Mexico and the United States.

Gilmore, Kate – The Exchange Student (217 pages) - When her mother arranges to host one of the young people coming to Earth from Chela, Daria is both pleased and intrigued by the keen interest shown by the Chelan in her work breeding endangered species.

Haddix, Margaret Peterson – Double Identity (218 pages) - Thirteen-year-old Bethany's parents have always been overprotective, but when they suddenly drop out of sight with no explanation, leaving her with an aunt she never knew existed, Bethany uncovers shocking secrets that make her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

Halam, Ann – Siberia (262 pages) - After spending two years at a prison school, thirteen-year-old Sloe sets off on a trek across frozen wastelands, tending to the secret "seeds" of wild animals her mother left in her care, trying to reach a new life for all of them.

Hoffman, Mary – Stravaganza: City of Masks (344 pages) – The first in theStravaganza series, while sick in bed with cancer, Lucien begins making journeys to a place in a parallel world that resembles Venice, Italy, and he becomes caught up in the political intrigues surrounding the Duchess who rules the city.

Jeapes, Ben – The Xenocide Mission (387 pages) - In a far-distant solar system, Lieutenant Joel Gilmore and his space observation team are suddenly attacked by the very aliens they were sent to watch.

Levitin, Sonia – The Cure (181 pages) – Branded a deviant in a Utopian society in the year 2407, Gemm 16884 is thrust into the life of a young Jewish musician in Germany in 1348, when the townspeople begin to accuse the Jews of causing the Black Death. Can he become Gemm again having known such emotions as pain and love?

Marsden, John – Out of Time (127 pages) - James, a strange, silent boy, makes the acquaintance of old Mr. Woodford, a physicist who constructs a mysterious black box, but when the box comes into the boy's possession, it draws him into a magical and dangerous world, in and out of time.

McNaughton, Janet – The Secret under My Skin (364 pages) - In the year 2368, humans exist under dire environmental conditions and one young woman, rescued from a workcamp and chosen for a special duty, uses her love of learning to discover the truth about the planet's future and her own dark past.

Reeve, Philip – Mortal Engines (310 pages) – In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another.

Shusterman, Neal – Dark Side of Nowhere (185 pages) – One of the many suspense stories written by this author, fourteen-year-old Jason faces an identity crisis after discovering that he is the son of aliens who stayed on earth following a botched invasion mission.

Skurzynski, Gloria – The Virtual War (152 pages) – In a future world where global contamination has necessitated limited human contact, three young people with unique genetically engineered abilities are teamed up to wage a war in virtual reality.

Sleator, William – The Last Universe (215 pages) - When her desperately ill older brother insists that she take him into their mysterious backyard garden, designed by their quantum physicist great uncle, fourteen-year-old Susan discovers that things are not always what they seem.

Stahler, David – Truesight (168 pages) - In a distant frontier world, thirteen-year-old Jacob is uncertain of his future in a community that considers blindness a virtue and "Seers" as aberrations.

Thompson, Kate – Fourth World (330 pages) - Fifteen-year-old Christie and his older stepbrother, Danny, travel to the home and mysterious laboratory of the elder boy's scientist mother, where they learn a shocking truth about the nature of her experiments.

Westerfeld, Scott – Uglies (425 pages) - Just before their sixteenth birthdays, when they will be transformed into beauties whose only job is to have a great time, Tally's best friend runs away and Tally must find her and turn her in, or never become pretty at all.

White, Andrea – Surviving Antarctica: Reality TV 2083 (BIB#575698) (327 pages) - In the year 2083, five fourteen-year-olds who were deprived by chance of the opportunity to continue their educations reenact Scott's 1910-1913 expedition to the South Pole as contestants on a reality television show, secretly aided by a Department of Entertainment employee.

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