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If You Liked Paper Towns

November 10, 2014 by teenservices  
Filed under Books, List

Stories about missing people:

by Abrahams, Peter

Description: After a knee injury destroys sixteen-year-old Cody’s college hopes, he drops out of high school and gets a job in his small Montana town, but when his ex-girlfriend disappears from her Vermont boarding school, Cody travels cross-country to join the search.

by Bradbury, Jennifer

Description: When best friends Chris and Win go on a cross country bicycle trek the summer after graduating and only one returns, the FBI wants to know what happened.

by Brooks, Kevin

Description: When two of sixteen-year-old Pete’s childhood classmates disappear from a carnival the same night, he is a suspect, but his own investigation implicates other old friends he was with that evening–and a tough, knife-wielding enemy determined to keep him quiet.

=s=9780375849763=The London Eye Mystery=When Ted and Kat’s cousin Salim disappears from the London Eye ferris wheel, the two siblings must work together–Ted with his brain that is “wired differently” and impatient Kat–to try to solve the mystery of what happened to Salim.==

by Gerber, Linda

Description: Sixteen-year-old Aphra Behn Connolly investigates why her father let an unknown family stay at their exclusive tropical island resort, who strangled a famous rock star’s girlfriend with her own bikini top, and what a smoldering teenaged guest is hiding.

by Hale, Stephanie

Description: Fashion-conscious college freshman Aspen pledges a sorority in order to investigate the disappearance of Harry’s niece Mitzi from Zeta house, and meanwhile, as her boyfriend Rand is kept busy by his new fraternity, his roommate Koop becomes obsessed with Aspen.

by Henry, April

Description: When an impulsive carjacking turns into a kidnapping, Griffin, a high school dropout, finds himself more in sympathy with his wealthy, blind victim, sixteen-year-old Cheyenne, than with his greedy father.

by Nelson, Blake

Description: Robert “Cali” Callahan, seventeen, gets swept up into the private-investigator business and must deal with the ramifications of looking for fellow runaways who may not want to be found–and with falling in love with one of them.

by Northrop, Michael

Description: When three teenaged boys suspect that their English teacher is responsible for their friend’s disappearance, they must navigate a maze of assorted clues, fraying friendships, violence, and Dostoevsky’s “Crime and punishment” before learning the truth.

by Plum-Ucci, Carol

Description: Torey Adams, a high school junior with a seemingly perfect life, struggles with doubts and questions surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the class outcast.

by Rosoff, Meg

Description: Twelve-year-old Mila travels with her father to upstate New York to visit friends and family, who may lead them to clues to the whereabouts of her father’s best friend, who has gone missing.

by Sedgwick, Marcus

Description: A London teenager who is blind and her younger brother travel to New York to find their missing father, using clues from his notebook.

by Shepard, Sara

Description: When one of their tightly-knit group mysteriously disappears, four high school girls find their friendship difficult to maintain when they begin receiving taunting messages from someone who seems to know everything about their past and present secrets.

by Shepard, Sara

Description: Seventeen-year-old Emma Paxton steps into the life of her long-lost twin Sutton to solve her murder, while Sutton looks on from her afterlife.

by Strasser, Todd

Description: Madison, a senior at a suburban New York high school, tries to uncover who is responsible for the disappearance of her friends, popular students mentioned in the posts of an anonymous blogger, while she, herself, is being stalked online and in-person.

by Valentine, Jenny

Description: When a series of chance events leaves him in possession of an urn with ashes, sixteen-year-old Londoner, Lucas Swain, becomes convinced that its occupant, Violet Park, is communicating with him, initiating a voyage of self-discovery that forces him to finally confront the events surrounding his father’s sudden disappearance.

by Westerfeld, Scott

Description: Hunter Braque, a New York City teenager who is paid by corporations to spot what is “cool,” combines his analytical skills with girlfriend Jen’s creative talents to find a missing person and thwart a conspiracy directed at the heart of consumer culture.

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