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Life As We Knew It - Susan Beth Pfeffer
Call Number: YA Pfeffer, Susan
Through journal entries sixteen-year-old Miranda describes her family's struggle to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing worldwide tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions.

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Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
Call Number: YA Card, Orson
Child-hero Ender Wiggin must fight a desperate battle against a deadly alien race if mankind is to survive.

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The Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams
Call Number: YA Adams, Douglas
This book chronicles the journeys, notions, and acquaintances of reluctant galactic traveler Arthur Dent - here's a hint: 42.

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Starters - Lissa Price
Call Number: YA Price, Lissa
To support herself and her younger brother in a future Beverly Hills, sixteen-year-old Callie hires her body out to seniors who want to experience being young again, and she lives a fairy-tale life until she learns that her body will commit murder, unless her mind can stop it.



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Graceling - Kristin Cashore
Call Number: YA Cashore
In a world where some people are born with extreme and often-feared skills called Graces, Katsa struggles for redemption from her own horrifying Grace, the Grace of killing, and teams up with another young fighter to save their land from a corrupt king.

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The Apothecary - Maile Meloy
Call Number: YA Meloy, Maile
ISBN: 9780399256271
Follows a fourteen-year-old American girl whose life unexpectedly transforms when she moves to London in 1952 and gets swept up in a race to save the world from nuclear war.

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Glass Houses - Rachel Caine
Call Number: YA Caine, Rachel
College freshman Claire Danvers has had enough of her nightmarish dorm situation. When Claire heads off-campus, the imposing old house where she finds a room may not be much better. Her new roommates don't show many signs of life, but they'll have Claire's back when the town's deepest secrets come crawling out, hungry for fresh blood.

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Rot and Ruin - Jonathan Maberry
Call Number: YA Maberry, Jonathan
In a post-apocalyptic world where fences and border patrols guard the few people left from the zombies that have overtaken civilization, fifteen-year-old Benny Imura is finally convinced that he must follow in his older brother's footsteps and become a bounty hunter.


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