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Science Fiction for Grades 6–8

Books can be found in Junior High (Y) Fiction, shelved by author's last name.

Author Title Call Number
AndersonUltraviolet
Alison, who has synesthesia, finds herself in a mental ward, accused of killing a classmate whose body cannot be found. (306 pp.)
Y Anderson
BacigalupiShip Breaker
In a bleak future, Nailer must decide whether to strip a beached clipper ship for its wealth or rescue the girl on board. (326 pp.)
Y Bacigalupi
ClementsThings Not Seen
When Bobby finds himself invisible, he and his parents and his blind friend Alicia try to reverse his new condition. (251 pp.)
Y Clements
DashnerThe Maze Runner
Thomas wakes up with no memory in the middle of a deadly maze and must work with his fellow prisoners to escape. (375 pp.)
Y Dashner
EdwardsEarth Girl
Abandoned by her military parents, Jarra is determined to prove herself by excavating the dangerous ruins of old Earth cities. (263 pp.)
Y Edwards
EvansMichael Vey: The Prisoner of Cell 25
Michael and Taylor have mysterious electric abilities. Now a powerful group wants to control them – and through them, the world. (326 pp.)
Y Evans
FarmerThe House of the Scorpion
Matt enjoys special status as the young clone of El Patron, a 140-year-old drug lord, until his true purpose is revealed. (380 pp.)
Y Farmer
GibbsSpace Case: A Moon Base Alpha Novel
Dash, who lives on cruddy Moon Base Alpha, must solve the murder of one of the moon's most prominent doctors. (337 pp.)
Y Gibbs
HaddixUnder Their Skin
Nick and Eryn's mother and stepfather are keeping secrets, they're forbidden to meet their stepsiblings, and now they're in terrible danger. Why? (311 pp.)
Y Haddix
HolmThe Fourteenth Goldfish
Ellie's scientist grandfather has discovered a way to reverse aging, and consequently has turned into a teenager! (195 pp.)
Y Holm
LowryThe Giver
Jonas becomes the receiver of memories shared by only one other in his community and discovers the terrible truth about his society. (180 pp.)
Y Lowry
LuLegend
In this dark future, Day, a famous criminal, and June, the brilliant soldier hired to capture him, discover they have a common enemy. (305 pp.)
Y Lu
MagoonShadows of Sherwood: A Robyn Hoodlum Adventure
When Nott City is taken over, Robyn joins a group of kids trying to take back what's theirs in this futuristic retelling of Robin Hood. (355 pp.)
Y Magoon
McDougallMars Evacuees
Alice is one of 300 kids sent to Mars, safe from the war with invading aliens – but then all of the adults mysteriously disappear. (327 pp.)
Y McDougall
MeyerCinder
Cinder, a gifted mechanic and cyborg, must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect Earth in this futuristic take on the Cinderella story. (390 pp.)
Y Meyer
NelsonThe Girl Who Owned a City
When a plague kills everyone except children under twelve, Lisa and the other kids must rebuild a new way of life. (200 pp.)
Y Nelson
PfefferLife as We Knew It
Miranda's family struggles to survive after a meteor hits the moon, causing tsunamis, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. (337 pp.)
Y Pfeffer
PhilbrickThe Last Book in the Universe
An epileptic teen nicknamed Spaz fights to bring human intelligence back to an earthquake-ravaged future Earth. (223 pp.)
Y Philbrick
PratchettOnly You Can Save Mankind
As Johnny plays a computer game called Only You Can Save Mankind, he is drawn into the reality of the alien ScreeWee. (207 pp.)
Y Pratchett
ReeseAbove World
When the technology that allows their people to live underwater fails, Aluna and Hoku must go Above World to find help. (356 pp.)
Y Reese
ReeveFever Crumb
In a strange, future London, foundling Fever leaves her sheltered world and learns startling truths about her past. (325 pp.)
Y Reeve
ShustermanUnwind
Three teens face the possibility of their lives being "unwound" and their body parts harvested for use by others. (335 pp.)
Y Shusterman
TeslerBounders
Jasper is a Bounder training to use teleporting spaceships, but he's soon forced to face the angry alien society that invented the technology. (366 pp.)
Y Tesler
Vande VeldeHeir Apparent
While playing a virtual reality game, Giannine learns the equipment is damaged. She must win quickly or be damaged herself! (315 pp.)
Y Vande Velde
WesterfeldLeviathan
In an alternate 1914 Europe, World War I is fought with the aid of giant robots and genetically-engineered beasts. (440 pp.)
Y Westerfeld
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