Best Teen & Young Adult Fiction about Runaways Books

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1. Legend

Author: by Marie Lu
352 pages

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“Legend doesn’t merely survive the hype, it deserves it.”From the New York Times bestselling author of The Young Elites What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors.

Born into an elite family in one of the Republic’s wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic’s highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country’s most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths – until the day June’s brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family’s survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias’s death.

But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets. Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.

2. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Author: by E.L. Konigsburg
168 pages

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Run away to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with E.L. Konigsburg’s beloved classic and Newbery Medalwinning novel From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E.Frankweiler! When Claudia decided to run away, she planned very carefully. She would be gone just long enough to teach her parents a lesson in Claudia appreciation.

And she would go in comfort-she would live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She saved her money, and she invited her brother Jamie to go, mostly because be was a miser and would have money. Claudia was a good organizer and Jamie bad some ideas, too; so the two took up residence at the museum right on schedule.

But once the fun of settling in was over, Claudia had two unexpected problems: She felt just the same, and she wanted to feel different; and she found a statue at the Museum so beautiful she could not go home until she bad discovered its maker, a question that baffled the experts, too.

The former owner of the statue was Mrs. Basil E.Frankweiler. Without herwell, without her, Claudia might never have found a way to go home.

3. Paper Towns

Author: by John Green
Penguin Books

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From the #1 bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars Winner of the Edgar Award for Best Young Adult Mystery #1 New York Times Bestseller USA Today Bestseller Publishers Weekly BestsellerNow a major motion picture When Margo Roth Spiegelman beckons Quentin Jacobsen in the middle of the nightdressed like a ninja and plotting an ingenious campaign of revengehe follows her.

Margo’s always planned extravagantly, and, until now, she’s always planned solo. After a lifetime of loving Margo from afar, things are finally looking up for Q … Until day breaks and she has vanished. Always an enigma, Margo has now become a mystery.

But there are clues.And they’re for Q. Printz Medalist John Green returns with the trademark brilliant wit and heart-stopping emotional honesty that have inspired a new generation of readers.

4. My Side of the Mountain

Author: by Jean Craighead George
Puffin Books

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“Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest.”The New York Times Book Review Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woodsall by himself.

With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.

An extraordinary book … It will be read year after year.The Horn Book

5. Heart of Smoke

Author: by Megan O'Russell
January 28, 2021

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One will betray her.One will save her. One will destroy her world. The Selection meets Twilight in this new paranormal dystopia. Do the work, steal the goods, keep her sister alivea simple plan Lanni has been clinging to. With the city burning around her and vampires hiding in the shadows, making it until morning is the best she can hope for.

But order in the city is crumbling, and the thin safety that’s kept Lanni alive won’t be enough to protect her family. The people who live in the glittering glass domeslording over the city, safe from the dangers of the outside worldhave grown tired of the factory filth marring their perfect apocalypse.

When the new reign of chaos threatens her sister, Lanni faces a horrible choiceaccept the fate she was born to, or join the enemy she’s sworn to destroy.

6. Don't Call Me Greta: A Stolen at Birth Novel

Author: by Angie Stanton
April 18, 2021

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They want me back.I don’t want to go. Stolent at birthPiper’s life comes to a screeching halt when her mother is arrested for an unimaginable crimeshe stole Piper on the day she was born. Suddenly, everything Piper took for granted is now in question.

When she learns that she is about to be “returned” to her birth family, Piper takes the first chance she can to bolt. She runs awayaway from the authorities, a swarm of media vultures, her gossiping friends, and the family she never knew that is now on her heels.

When her birth family catches up to her, they are more about appearances. Dark secrets lie beneath the shiny surface of her affluent parents and three siblings. Can Piper/Greta find her way to a happy future through the web of pretences and deceit?

Will she ever be accepted? Will they stop calling her Greta?

7. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

Author: by Holly Black
448 pages

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The Coldest Girl in Coldtown is a wholly original story of rage and revenge, of guilt and horror, and of love and loathing from bestselling and acclaimed author Holly Black. Coldtown was dangerous, Tana knew. A glamorous cage, a prison for the damned and anyone who wanted to party with them.

Tana lives in a world where walled cities called Coldtowns exist. In them, quarantined monsters and humans mingle in a decadently bloody mix of predator and prey. And once you pass through Coldtown’s gates, you can never leave. One morning, after a perfectly ordinary party, Tana wakes up surrounded by corpses.

The only other survivors of this massacre are her exasperatingly endearing ex-boyfriend, infected and on the edge, and a mysterious boy burdened with a terrible secret. Shaken and determined, Tana enters a race against the clock to save the three of them the only way she knows how: by going straight to the wicked, opulent heart of Coldtown itself.

8. We Were Here

Author: by Matt de la Peña

384 pages

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Newbery Award-winning author Matt de la Pea’s We Were Here is a “fast, funny, smart, and heartbreaking” novel [Booklist]. When it happened, Miguel was sent to Juvi. The judge gave him a year in a group homesaid he had to write in a journal so some counselor could try to figure out how he thinks.

The judge had no idea that he actually did Miguel a favor. Ever since it happened, his mom can’t even look at him in the face. Any home besides his would be a better place to live. But Miguel didn’t bet on meeting Rondell or Mong or on any of what happened after they broke out.

He only thought about Mexico and getting to the border to where he could start over.Forget his mom.Forget his brother.Forget himself. Life usually doesn’ t work out how you think it will, though. And most of the time, running away is the quickest path right back to what you’re running from.

From the streets of Stockton to the beaches of Venice, all the way to the Mexican border, We Were Here follows a journey of self-discovery by a boy who is trying to forgive himself in an unforgiving world.”Fast, funny, smart, and heartbreaking…

9. How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin' Days (The Tale of Bryant Adams)

Author: by Megan O'Russell
Ink Worlds Press
256 pages

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Not all wizards were born to be heroes. Things not to do when you find out you’re a wizard:#1 Do not destroy your apartment with magical fire. You WILL NOT get the security deposit back. #2 Do not form an alliance with the guy who is trying to murder you.

This will end badly. #3 Do not drag the girl you’re desperately in love with into your wizard mess. You risk her watching you fail miserably. #4 Under no circumstances should you get in the middle of an epic magical battle.Death will happen.

Lots of death and bad things. How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days is a whirlwind ride through a magical world. If you love to laugh, crave adventure, and wish you were a wizard, join Megan O’Russell’s 150,000+ satisfied readers.

Order your copy and join this magical journey now! Praise for How I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ DaysThis is a magical, fast-paced, fantasy packedwith a lovely dose of modern day teenride. TonjaHow I Magically Messed Up My Life in Four Freakin’ Days by Megan O’Russell is the funniest book for teens/middle grade I have read in so long!M.W.

10. The Journey Back

Author: by Priscilla Cummings
Puffin Books
272 pages

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A teenage boy faces his past and seeks redemption in the gripping companion book to Red KayakNine months in a juvenile detention facility was the punishment for his crime. After just a month he makes a bold escape that nearly kills him and soon an angry fourteen-year-old Digger is on the run.

When injuries stop him, Digger hides at a riverside campground, where he befriends a young boy and a girl his own age. New friends, a job caring for rescued horses, and risking his life to save another make Digger realize that the journey back is not just about getting home.

But he come to terms with his troubled past and face what he’s really running from?

11. The Beautiful Lost

Author: by Luanne Rice
Point (June 27, 2017)
June 27, 2017

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Here are three things to know about Maia:1. Ever since her mother left, Maia’s struggled with depression – which once got so bad, she had to go to an institution for a while. She doesn’t want to go back.2. Maia’s sure that if she finds her mother, if the two of them can talk about whale songs and constellations, then everything will be okay again.3.

She’s in love with Billy, the handsome, brooding boy who lives in the group home in town. He doesn’t seem to know that Maia exists…Until now. When Maia sets off on a road trip in search of her mom, Billy unexpectedly comes along.

They drive up the East Coast, stopping along the way for lobster rolls and lighthouses. Maia learns that Billy has dark secrets of his own – and wants to outrun his past, too. But what will the future hold if they reach their destination?

From internationally bestselling author Luanne Rice, this is a sweeping, stunning story about the surprising directions our hearts can take.

12. Dreamland

Author: by Sarah Dessen
272 pages

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From the award-winning and New York Times bestselling author of Once and For AllLove can be a very dangerous thing. After her sister left, Caitlin felt lost. Then she met Rogerson. When she’s with him, nothing seems real. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him?

Another pitch-perfect offering from Dessen. Booklist, starred reviewSarah Dessen is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to YA literature, as well as the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. Also by Sarah Dessen:Along for the RideJust ListenKeeping the MoonLock and KeyThe Moon and MoreSomeone Like YouThat SummerThis LullabyThe Truth About ForeverWhat Happened to GoodbyeSaint AnythingOnce and for All

13. Valiant: A Modern Faerie Tale

Author: by Holly Black
May 1, 2006

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A companion novel to Tithe, from bestselling author Holly Black! When seventeen-year-old Valerie runs away to New York City, she’s trying to escape a life that has utterly betrayed her. Sporting a new identity, she takes up with a gang of squatters who live in the city’s labyrinthine subway system.

But there’s something eerily beguiling about Val’s new friends. And when one talks Val into tracking down the lair of a mysterious creature with whom they are all involved, Val finds herself torn between her newfound affection for an honorable monster and her fear of what her new friends are becoming.

14. Runaway Train

Author: by Lee Matthew Goldberg
294 pages

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They told me I was an out-of-control train about to crashEverything changed when the police officer knocked on the door to tell me a 16-year-old that my older sister Kristen had died of a brain aneurysm. Cue the start of my parents neglecting me and my whole life spiraling out of control.

I decided now was the perfect time to skip town. It’s the early 90’s, Kurt Cobain runs the grunge music scene and I just experienced some serious trauma. What’s a girl supposed to do? I didn’t want to end up like Kristen, so I grabbed my bucket list, turned up my mixtape of the greatest 90’s hits and fled L.A..

The goal was to end up at Kurt Cobain’s house in Seattle, but I never could have guessed what would happen along the way. At turns heartbreaking, inspiring, and laugh out loud funny, Runaway Train is a wild journey of a bygone era and a portrait of a one-of-a-kind teenage girl trying to find herself again the only way she knows how.

15. Runaway

Author: by Wendelin Van Draanen
272 pages

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This diary of a runaway girl and her search for a home celebrates hope, resilience, and happy endings as only Wendelin Van Draanen, the author of Flipped and other acclaimed novels, can. Holly has run away before, but this time she actually gets awayand what at first felt like an escape soon becomes a daily struggle for survival.

She is smart and resourceful, and she manages to make it across the country on her own. But how long can this go on? It’s getting harder to avoid the truthHolly is now homeless. Runaway is a remarkably uplifting portrait of a girl still young and stubborn and naive enough to believe there’s a better place for her in the world.

Will grab readers from the first entry. Kirkus Reviews Holly’s lively self lingers in the way the best characters do. Runaway is certainly one of the best young adult books of the year.The Sacramento Bee