Human race meets animal kingdom in these books selections for young adults at the Abington Community Library.
“A Cold Legacy” by Megan Shepherd
After escaping to a remote estate on the Scottish moors, owned by the enigmatic Elizabeth von Stein, Juliet Moreau, the product of her father’s animal-human experiments, uncovers the truth about the manor’s long history of scientific experimentation — and her own intended role in it.
“Magonia” by Maria Dahvana Headley
Aza Ray Boyle’s life has been defined by a unique lung disease and her evolving friendship with Jason, but just before her sixteenth birthday, she’s swept up into the sky-bound world of Magonia and discovers her true identity.
“Uncaged” by John Sandford and Michele Cook (Talking Book on CD)
When an animal rights action at a research lab goes wrong, a terrible secret is exposed, and Shay must find her brother Odin before the researchers at Singular Corp can silence both of them.
“Threatened” by Eliot Schrefer
Luc is an orphan, living in debt slavery in Gabon, until he meets a Professor who claims to be studying chimpanzees, and they head off into the jungle — but when the Professor disappears, Luc has to fend for himself and join forces with the chimps to save their forest.
“Winter Falls” by Nicole Maggi
When a new family moves into town, sixteen-year-old Alessia learns that she is a member of the Benandanti, a cult of warriors capable of transforming into animals.
“The edge of the Water” by Elizabeth George
Fifteen-year-old Jenn McDaniel’s life on Whidbey Island becomes more complicated and her relationships with old and new friends take strange turns, partly due to the arrival of a woman researching a strange black seal.
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