Booklist: Extreme Weather in YA Lit

You know the saying, “April showers bring may flowers!” As we experience some changing weather this month, let’s take a look at some teen novels that center on extreme weather to drive their plots.



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Torn Away by Jennifer Brown (2015 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers)

How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt (2009 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults, 2009 Best Books for Young Adults)

Hurricane Song by Paul Volponi (2010 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults)

Empty by Suzanne Weyn


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After the Snow by S.D. Crockett (2013 Morris Award Finalist)

Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick

Frozen by Melissa De La Cruz and Michael Johnston

Trapped by Michael Northrop (2012 Readers Choice List, 2012 Quick Picks for Reluctant Readers)




Drought by Pam Bachorz

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

The Water Wars by Cameron Stracher

The Droughtlanders by Carrie Mac



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The Ward by Jordana Frankel

Three Rivers Rising by Jame Richards (2011 Best Fiction for Young Adults)

X Isle by Steve Augarde

Exodus by Julie Bertagna (2010 Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults)


-Colleen Seisser, currently reading Graduation Day by Joelle Charbonneau