Science Fiction and Fantasy: Books for Teens
. 1880. Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions Written over a hundred years ago, this mathematical science fiction
adventure is set in a world on one plane, populated by a society of
geometrical figures who think, speak and have human emotions.
. 1980. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Seconds before the Earth is demolished, Arthur Dent is plucked off the
planet and his comic adventures through the galaxy begin.
. 1983. On a Pale Horse As the Incarnation of Death, Zane must end the lives of others but
then he finds himself being drawn into an evil plot of Satan's to destroy
Luna, the woman he loves.
. 1966. Fantastic Voyage Four men and a woman are reduced to a microscopic fraction of their
original size, sent in a miniaturized atomic sub through a dying man's
carotid artery to destroy a blood clot in his brain. If they fail, the
entire world will be doomed.
. 1978. Another Fine Myth After a magician's death, his apprentice, who is a thief, experiences
a variety of adventures via a short-circuited dimension jumper.
. 1983. Ratha's Creature Ratha, born into a society of prehistoric felines, is banished from
the Clan, rescued by an unnamed male cat, and helps the Clan when she
learns to tame fire.
. 2002. Tithe Sixteen-year-old Kaye, who has been visited by faeries since childhood, discovers that she herself is a magical fairie creature with a special destiny.
. 1975. Dandelion Wine The summer of 1928 is magical and timeless for 12-year-old Douglas
. 1967. Fahrenheit 451 Futuristic fantasy which offers a chilling study of a world in which
books are forbidden and firemen burn books.
. 1962. Something Wicked This Way Comes Two boys encounter the sinister wonders of Cooger and Dark's
Pandemonium Shadow Show and discover the show's awful mystery which
changes the lives of everyone it touches.
. 2003. A Great and Terrible Beauty In 1895, teenager Gemma Doyle returns to England after the mysterious death of her mother to attend a boarding school where she becomes aware of her magical ability to see into the spirit world.
. 1985. The Postman In the aftermath of a devastating war, a survivor trades tales for
food and shelter.
. 1985. Ender's Game Ender Wiggin, a boy genetically engineered to be a superior military
mind, is bred to win Earth's long war with an alien insectoid race by
completely destroying its homeworld.
. 2008. Graceling In a world where some people are born with a Gracea unique abilityKatsas Grace is for killing. She teams up with another young fighter to save their land from her corrupt uncle the King.
. 1999. Fire Bringer A pack of deer face the realization of an ancient prophecy and a struggle between good and evil.
. 2008. Hunger Games Sixteen-year-old Katniss finds her skills put to the test and her life on the line when she is forced to represent her district in the annual Hunger Games, a-fight-to-the-death survival contest on live TV.
. 1988. Eva After a terrible accident, a young girl wakes up to discover that she
has been given the body of a chimpanzee.
. 2008. Little Brother After a San Francisco terrorist attack, tech-savvy teen Marcus and other innocent people are interrogated by the Department of Homeland Security. After his release, Marcus uses his computer skills to restore civil liberties and set things right.
. 2008. The Graveyard Book Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other dwellers of the graveyard after his family is murdered.
. 1987. Redwall This is a tale of fantasy, adventure and romance, in which the heroes are gentle mice and the villains are battle-seasoned mice.
Jones, Diana Wynne.
. 1986. Howl's Moving Castle Sophie is resigned to her fate as a hat shop apprentice until a witch turns her into an old woman and she finds herself in the castle of the greatly feared wizard, Howl.
. 1993. Owl in Love A 14-year-old girl who can transform into an owl enters into
into new and interesting relationships with both humans and owls as a
result of the crush she has on her science teacher.
Klaus, Annette Curtis.
. 1997. Blood and Chocolate Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must
battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where
she belongs and with whom.
. 1978. A Swiftly Tilting Planet A Thanksgiving Day call from the White House warns Meg of an impending
nuclear disaster, and Meg and her family have twenty-four hours to save
the world from tragedy.
. 1973. A Wind in the Door Through a day and night of terror, the forces of good and evil fight
for the life of a boy and the ultimate salvation of mankind.
. 1980. The Beginning Place The strange and wonderful place that two young people meet to escape
from their daily lives changes from a place of peace to a realm of horror.
Levine, Gail Carson.
. 1997. Ella Enchanted In this novel based on the story of Cinderella, Ella struggles against
the childhood curse that forces her to obey any order given to her.
. 1993. The Giver There is no hunger, disease, poverty, or fear in this story's utopian
society, but life is not as perfect as it seems.
. 1984. The Changeover: A Supernatural Romance When 3-year-old Jacko is stricken with a baffling illness, his
teenage sister Laura is the only one to recognize that demonic possession
is the true cause of his malady.
. 1988. Dragonsdawn When the earth-like planet Pern is attacked, small dragon-like lizards
help the colonists fight against the deadly Thread.
. 1978. Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of the Beauty and
the Beast Beauty grows to love the Beast and through her love he is released
from the spell which changed him from a handsome prince into an ugly
. 1997. Rose Daughter By the author of Beauty, an even richer, more mystical and darker
retelling of the story of the kind Beauty who stays in the Beast's castle
to save her father.
Napoli, Donna Jo.
. 1993. The Magic Circle After learning sorcery to become a healer, a good-hearted woman is
turned into a witch by evil spirits and she fights their power until her
encounter with Hansel and Gretel years later.
Napoli, Donna Jo.
. 1998. Sirena Half-human Sirena wants no part of the fate that says she must lure
Greek sailors onto the rocks in the time of the Trojan War.
. 2001. Lirael When a dangerous necromancer threatens to unleash a long-buried evil, Lirael and Prince Sameth are drawn into a battle to save the Old Kingdom and reveal their true destinies.
. 2003. The Wee Free Men A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with a rowdy clan of six-inch-high blue men, to ward off a sinister invasion from the Queen of Fairyland and rescue her kidnapped baby brother.
. 1997. The Subtle Knife Young Will, who becomes a warrior and the bearer of the subtle knife,
joins forces with Lyra and her daemon. Sequel to
. The Golden Compass Sleator, William.
. 1986. The Boy Who Reversed Himself When Laura finds her homework in her locker with its writing reversed,
she's baffled until she learns an unbelievable secret.
. 1974. House of Stairs Five 16-year-old orphans are involuntarily placed in a house of
endless stairs as subjects for a psychological experiment on conditioned
. 1984. Interstellar Pig Barney's boring seaside vacation suddenly becomes more interesting
when the cottage next door is occupied by three exotic neighbors who are
addicted to a game they call "Interstellar Pig."
. 1990. Strange Attractors Max finds himself in possession of a time travel device which is
eagerly sought by two desperate men-the scientist who invented it and the
scientist's alter ego from a different timeline.
. 1963. Cat's Cradle Scientists, G-men, and even ordinary folks chase each other around in
search of the world's most important and dangerous substance, a new form
of ice that freezes at room temperature.
. 2004. The Secret Hour Fifteen-year-old Jess learns that she is a Midnighter, one of a group of people who fight dark, ancient creatures that lurk in the shadows.