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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. (Hitchhiker's Trilogy, Book 1.)
Arthur Dent sets off on a trip through outer space after the Earth is slated for destruction by aliens who want to construct an interplanetary highway.
(YA Fic SF Adams)
Boy Lives!: The Weekly World News Guide to Politics, Culture,
Celebrities, Alien Abductions, and the Mutant Freaks That Shape
Stories about mutants, aliens, scandals, freaks of nature, and conspiracies that have been featured in the "Weekly World News" over the last twenty-five years.
(YA 001.9 Bat)
A Fate Totally Worse Than Death
In this horror novel parody, 3 self-centered members of Cliffside High School's ruling clique are beginning to age rapidly and become convinced that the new exchange student is the ghost of the girl whose death they caused the year before.
(YA Fic M Fleischman)
With their father jailed for sinking a river boat, Noah and his sister must gather evidence that the owner of this floating casino is emptying his bilge tanks into the protected waters around their Florida Keys home.
(YA Fic Hiaasen)
The Adventures of Blue Avenger (Blue Avenger series, #1)
On his 16th birthday, David Schumacher changes his name to Blue Avenger and things start to happen. Within 24 hours he becomes a national hero, starts dating an extraordinary girl named Omaha Nebraska Brown, and bakes an imperfect pie. And that's not all.
(YA Fic Howe)
Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie
While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of a baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.
(YA Fic Lubar, D-10439 Book on Disc YA)
The Year My Life Went Down the Loo (Emily series. #1)
16-year-old Emily's family moved from Seattle to England and she has to adjust to a whole new lingo, new friends, and, worst of all, no malls.
(YA Fic Maxwell)
Three Clams and an Oyster
A 4-man flag football team that calls itself Three Clams and an Oyster is short one shellfish. The guys know they have to get serious if they really want to go to Nationals and scramble to find a replacement before the September deadline.
(YA Fic Powell)
The Wee Free Men (A Tiffany Aching adventure, #1.)
A young witch-to-be named Tiffany teams up with the Wee Free Men, a clan of 6-inch-high blue men, to rescue her baby brother and ward off a sinister invasion from Fairyland.
(Juv Fic SF Pratchett, C-16208 Book on Tape Juv SF, D-9961 Book on Disc Juv SF)
When his family moves from California to New Sodom, Mass. and Cody enters Vlad Dracul Magnet School, many things seem strange, from the dark-haired, pale-skinned, supernaturally strong students to Charon, the wolf who guides him around campus on the first day.
(YA Fic M Rees)
The Schwa Was Here
A Brooklyn 8th-grader nicknamed Antsy befriends the Schwa, an "invisible-ish" boy who is tired of blending into his surroundings and going unnoticed by nearly everyone.
(YA Fic Shusterman)
Stuff: The Life of a Cool Demented Dude
14-year-old Simon, known as Stuff, struggles with his new stepfamily, tries to avoid a giant attack rabbit, hopes to break up with his girlfriend and connect with a new one, and creates cartoons of "Punykid's battle with drooling dorkoids."
(YA Fic Strong)
Never Trust a Dead Man
Selwyn, wrongly accused of murder, teams up with Farold, the murder victim currently resurrected as a bat, to find Farold's true killer. Using a variety of "clever disguises," such as a young woman and her songbird or a pilgrim and his bat, the two investigate the increasingly lengthy list of potential murderers.
(YA Fic M Vande Velde)
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