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Survival Fiction: Testing Your Wits to Stay Alive

What would you do if you were lost in the wilderness, or lost in the halls of your school? How would you defend yourself? These fiction books are about teens who fight for survival.


Copper sun
Copper sun

Two fifteen-year-old girls--one a slave and the other an indentured servant--escape their Carolina plantation and try to make their way to Fort Moses, Florida, a Spanish colony that gives sanctuary to slaves.


I am a taxi
I am a taxi

Living with his family in a prison in Bolivia due to his parents' convictions for drug trafficking, twelve-year-old Diego does his best to live a normal life, but when his mother receives additional fines, Diego risks everything as an errand boy to earn some quick money.


Life as we knew it
Life as we knew it

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.


Runaway
Runaway

After running away from her fifth foster home, Holly, a twelve-year-old orphan, travels across the country, keeping a journal of her experiences and struggle to survive.


The rules of survival
The rules of survival

Seventeen-year-old Matthew recounts his attempts, starting at a young age, to free himself and his sisters from the grip of their emotionally and physically abusive mother.