Kick-Butt Guys in YA Fiction


Title
Exo
Author
Lee, Fonda
Call Number
YA F LEE
Summary
For a century, Earth has been a peaceful colony of an alien race. Donovan is a loyal member of the security forces. When he is captured by a human revolutionary group, Donovan must figure out how to preserve peace and lives on both sides of a looming war.
Author
Mason, Simon
Call Number
YA F MASON
Summary
Garvie Smith is a 16-year-old with a genius level IQ. When 15-year-old Chloe is murdered, Garvie becomes determined to solve the case before anyone, especially before the ambitious Detective Inspector Singh.
Title
Mike
Author
Norriss, Andrew
Call Number
YA F NORRISS
Summary
Floyd is a teenage tennis prodigy. Lately he’s been followed by Mike, a boy who no one else can see. As Floyd tries to find out what Mike wants, the course of his life changes completely.
Author
Oliver, Ben
Call Number
YA F OLIVER
Summary
Luka Kane has spent 736 days wrongfully imprisoned. When he and his fellow inmates get a chance to break free, an uprising makes the outside world a much more dangerous place.
Author
Pierce, Tamora
Call Number
YA F PIERCE
Summary
Ten-year-old Arram Draper is a promising mage student. While attending school, he and his friends Varice and Ozorne learn magic, engage with monsters and gods, and dream of a better future for the kingdom.
Author
Reedy, Trent
Call Number
YA F REEDY
Summary
Danny joined the Idaho Army National Guard to serve his country, but when the Guard is sent to an anti-government protest and Danny's gun accidently fires, he finds himself at the center of a national conflict.
Author
Roe, Robin
Call Number
YA F ROE
Summary
Adam, a student struggling with ADHD, becomes an aide to the school psychologist. Assigned to track down a troubled freshman, he discovers that the student is the foster brother he hasn’t seen in five years.
Author
Sedgwick, Marcus
Call Number
YA F SEDGWICK
Summary
In 1944, wounded during a bombing raid in London, Harry wakes up in the hospital and learns that his older brother Ellis has been killed. Harry then sets off on a quest similar to the mythic tale of Orpheus.
Title
Ascent
Author
Smith, Roland
Call Number
YA F SMITH
Summary
Fifteen-year-old Peak Marcello is invited to climb Hkakabo Razi, one of the most isolated mountains in the world. Getting there involves a four-week trek through a tropical rainforest which turns out to be more dangerous than summiting the mountain itself.
Author
Stone, Nic
Call Number
YA F STONE
Summary
Seventeen years old and college-bound, Justyce McAllister struggles to face how the reality of race relations today is shaping his life. To overcome his struggles, he writes letters to the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Author
Strand, Jeff
Call Number
YA F STRAND
Summary
Rod’s life is going pretty well. He’s got a band and a great girlfriend. But when Rod’s prankster cousin, Blake, moves in for three months, things start to unravel as the two constantly try to sabotage each other.
Author
Wynn-Jones, Tim
Call Number
YA F WYNNE-JONES
Summary
When Dodge disappears near a family cabin, Nate is determined to find his best friend, even if it means travelling to the cabin in the winter without his survival-savvy father. Nate didn’t expect to find three escaped convicts from a maximum-security prison.
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