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Killing Time in Crystal City

by Chris Lynch Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (January 13, 2015)

A teen runs away from his broken life and invents a new one in this "absorbing and satisfying" (Booklist) adventure from Printz Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch.

Crystal City called for...

Bleed Like Me

by C. Desir Simon Pulse (October 07, 2014)

From the author of Fault Line comes an edgy and heartbreaking novel about two self-destructive teens in a Sid and Nancy-like romance full of passion, chaos, and dyed hair.

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just...

Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (January 28, 2014)

A Newbery Medal winning modern classic about a racially divided small town and a boy who runs.

Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After...

Leap of Faith

by Jamie Blair Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (September 03, 2013)

Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, "compulsively readable" (School Library Journal) romantic read that Kirkus Reviews calls a "marvelous debut, moving...

Almost Lost: The True Story of an Anonymous Teenager's Life on the Streets

by Beatrice Sparks HarperCollins (July 27, 2010)

Who in his right mind wants to talk to a shrink? I don't want to talk about anything. I don't want to feel anything, taste anything ... or anything. The lyrics "just dying to die" run around in my brain day...


by Heidi Ayarbe HarperTeen (May 04, 2010)

Maya's life has always been chaotic. Living with a con-man dad, she's spent half her life on the run. Whenever her father's schemes go wrong, Maya finds a scientific way to fix it. But when her dad ends up in...

The Palace of Laughter

by Jon Berkeley & Brandon Dorman Katherine Tegen Books (March 02, 2010)

Miles Wednesday, orphaned, unwashed and living in a barrel, has never been to a circus before—but then the Circus Oscuro is no ordinary circus. There's a strange beast called The Null and an array of sinister-looking...

The Tiger's Egg

by Jon Berkeley & Brandon Dorman Katherine Tegen Books (March 02, 2010)

When the Circus Bolsillo lands in Larde, orphan Miles Wednesday and his angel-friend Little join its wondrous and chaotic show. They soon fall in with Doctor Tau-Tau, a mysterious and bumbling fortune-teller...

The Lightning Key

by Jon Berkeley & Brandon Dorman Katherine Tegen Books (March 02, 2010)

The grand finale to Miles's spectacular adventures

Miles Wednesday is suddenly at the wheel of a great voyage. Determined to recover the stolen Tiger's Egg and free the trapped soul within, Miles sets off with...

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

by Holly Black & Christine Lakin Hachette Book Group (September 17, 2013)

A dark, edgy, wholly original reinvention of the vampire novel from bestselling, acclaimed author Holly Black

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and...

Running on the Cracks

by Julia Donaldson Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (September 14, 2009)

Leo's running from her past. Finlay's running into trouble. Together, they stumble into a crazy new world of secrets, lies, and Chinese food.

But someone is on Leo's trail . . . Eccentric, unforgettable characters...

Baby Blue

by Michelle D. Kwasney Henry Holt and Co. (Byr) (March 31, 2004)

We sat at the kitchen table, across from each other. In the same spots we sat for dinner up till a month ago. The shadows on the table looked like prison bars again. This time it was Star being caged. Star,...

The Sky at Our Feet

by Nadia Hashimi & Kirby Heyborne HarperCollins (March 06, 2018)

This #ownvoices novel by bestselling author Nadia Hashimi tells the affecting story of an Afghan-American boy who believes his mother has been deported. For fans of Inside Out and Back Again and Counting by...

Wild Boy

Me and Billy

Ali Cross

by James Patterson, Andre Blake & Zeno Robinson Jimmy Patterson (November 25, 2019)

James Patterson's blockbuster Alex Cross series has sold over 100 million copies--and now he is bringing those thrills to a new generation.

Alex's son Ali is eager to follow in his father's footsteps as a detective,...

ghostgirl Xmas Spirit

by Tonya Hurley Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (October 02, 2012)

Happy haunted holidays: ghostgirl is back in an all-new novella!

This ebook novella continues the New York Times bestselling ghostgirl series by Tonya Hurley.

Counting Backwards

by Laura Lascarso Atheneum Books for Young Readers (August 14, 2012)

In this haunting and hopeful debut novel, a teen's court-mandated psychiatric residency prompts a change in perspective from which there is no looking back.

Taylor Truwell is a sixteen-year-old girl from Florida...

Snobs, Dogs and Scobies

by Elizabeth O'Hara Little Island Books (September 01, 2011)

Snob: Ruán’s life is golden. He lives in a beautiful home on a beautiful street and he’s sure he’ll breeze through the exams. Everything is perfect. Dog: Emma lives just a few doors down from Ruán, but...

The World's Worst Mothers

by Sabine Ludwig Little Island Books (February 01, 2012)

When they hear about a competition to find the world’s worst mother, Bruno and Sophie and Emily are all delighted to volunteer their annoying mothers. Their mothers duly disappear and are replaced by ideal...

Thin Ice

by Mikael Engström Little Island Books (April 01, 2011)

Where would you rather live – in a lonely flat with your drunk father, only bearable when your big brother is home? Or in a small, snowy village with a frozen lake, where your aunt burns books to keep the...

Runaway bird

by Alexander Gregy, Kvirikashvili Lika & Kiester Lekha Brian First Publishing (March 27, 2017)

Mother bird sets out early in the day to look for food. She tells Little Birdie to stay put till she gets back. Their nest is in the woods near a city.

Little Birdie is too curious to just wait. He wants to try...

His Own Where

by June Jordan & Sapphire The Feminist Press at CUNY (May 01, 2010)

“This June Jordan treasure is a rare piece of fiction from one of America's most vital poets and political essayists—a tender story of young love in the face of generational opposition, a modern-day Romeo...

Survival Strategies of the Almost Brave

by Jen White Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (June 08, 2015)

Survival Strategy #50: If You Can, Be Brave

It's easy to be brave when your eight-year-old sister, Billie, looks up to you as her protector. Twelve-year-old Liberty feels it's her job to look after Billie once...

Nothing to Lose

by Alex Flinn HarperTeen (March 13, 2012)

I shouldn't have come back to Miami . . . I've been escaping cops' notice for a year now. I'm no longer Michael Daye, high school athlete with a promising future. Now I look like someone whit no future.


The Map of Me

by Tami Lewis Brown Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (August 29, 2011)

The note Momma left on the fridge says only: "I HAVE TO GO." But go where? Twelve-year-old Margie is convinced that Momma's gone to the Rooster Romp at the International Poultry Hall of Fame, in search of additions...

Where You'll Find Me

by Erin Fletcher Entangled: Teen (January 06, 2014)

Where You'll Find Me by Erin Fletcher

When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick him

out. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which...

Escape to West Berlin

by Maurine F. Dahlberg Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr) (October 06, 2004)

The advent of the Wall

Heidi's thirteenth birthday is coming up, but she's disappointed -- her mother is pregnant and refuses to make the annual summer visit to Heidi's grandmother. What's more, it's 1961 and...


The Modern Faerie Tales #2

by Holly Black Margaret K. McElderry Books (May 01, 2006)

A companion novel to Tithe, from bestselling author Holly Black!

When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she's trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity,...

Can't Get There from Here

by Todd Strasser Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (May 11, 2010)

Her street name is Maybe

She lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned,...

Fix Me

by Rune Michaels Atheneum Books for Young Readers (December 06, 2011)

Orphaned as a child, terrorized by her abusive brother, and haunted by memories, Leia feels exposed, powerless, and vulnerable. When her tormented mind can stand it no longer, she escapes to the zoo, where she...

The Wild Kid

by Harry Mazer Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (July 14, 2015)

"Can I go home now?"

After his bike gets stolen, twelve-year-old Sammy gets lost in the woods near his home. He stumbles upon the makeshift hideaway of the "wild kid" named Kevin, who has run away from reform...

Calling Maggie May

by Anonymous Simon Pulse (June 23, 2015)

A dark and edgy first-person cautionary tale about how one girl's seemingly minor choices quickly spiraled into a life as a sex worker in the tradition of Go Ask Alice and Lucy in the Sky.

She had a normal life,...

Dirt Bike Runaway

by Matthew F Christopher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (December 19, 2009)

Peter runs away from his foster home ... and right into danger Peter is a genius with dirt bikes. He can take them apart, fix them up, and race them like a champ. But his skill with a bike can take him only...

Under the Lilacs: From the Original Publisher

by Louisa May Alcott Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 31, 2009)

Ben Brown and his performing poodle, Sancho, leave the circus and find a new home with Mrs. Moses and her children.

Chloe Doe

by Suzanne Phillips Little, Brown Books for Young Readers (October 01, 2008)

Chloe Doe chronicles a 17-year-old girl's tumultuous path to becoming a prostitute and her ultimate transformation back into mainstream society. During her therapy at Madeline Parker Institute for Girls, Chloe...

Since You've Been Gone

by Mary Jennifer Payne Dundurn (December 19, 2014)

On the run from her abusive father, fifteen-year-old Edie Fraser and her mother flee to London, England for a fresh start. But one day, Edie's mom doesn't come home from work. Afraid to phone the police and...