Red Fox Running by Robin Lloyd-Jones. Adam's father was a whaler in the Arctic - until the time, he never came back. 16-year-old Adam desperately wants to find his father, so he signs on as a cabin boy in the next expedition travelling North. When the ship gets stuck in the ice, Adam must travel over the treacherous ice floes in search of help. As their journey lengthens, Adam learns a great deal about Arctic survival, about himself, and finally about his love for Pipaluk and her harsh…
Mission Survival 2: Way of the Wolf by Bear Grylls. A fatal plane crash. A frozen wilderness. The world’s youngest survival expert is in trouble again . . . Beck Granger must find help across the mountains – but even if he survives the deadly cold, can he escape the hungry wolf that is on his trail?
Lord of the Flies by William Golding. A plane crashes on an uninhabited island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys. They inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but their sense of order fades, and their childish fears are transformed into something deeper and more primitive. Their games take on a horrible significance, and before long the well-behaved party of schoolboys has turned into a tribe of faceless, murderous savages.
Over a Thousand hills i Walk With you by Janna Jansen. Political troubles in Rwanda unleashed a torrent of violence upon the Tutsi ethnic group. Jeanne's family, all Tutsis, fled their home and tried desperately to reach safety. They did not succeed. As the only survivor of her family's massacre, Jeanne witnessed unspeakable acts. This haunting story was told to Jeanne's adoptive mother, and here she makes unforgettably real the events of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann D. Wyss. Following a wild and raging storm, the Swiss family Robinson are stranded at sea. But the thundering waves have swept them off to a tropical island, where a new life awaits them. Their ship is laden with supplies and the island is packed with treasures, so they soon adapt and discover new dangers and delights every day . . .
Hunter by Joy Cowley. When 14 year-old Jordan and her young brothers' plane crashes on a wild and deserted peninsula in New Zealand, they are completely terrified - and alone. Or are they? Whose voice is Jordan hearing, telling her what to do next? 200 years ago a hunter with the gift of sight, is also in a dangerous situation - a slave to Maori warriors hunting for the moa.
Bite of the Mango by Mariatu Kamara. Mariatu grew up in a small village in Sierra Leone where the rumours of civil war were a distant worry. But then the rebels attacked. Heavily-armed soldiers, some barely teenagers, tortured and killed, and in the senseless violence, Mariatu had both her hands cut off. This is an incredible story of courage, resilience and hope.
The Trap by john Smelcer. Johnny worries when his grandfather doesn't return home from checking his trap line. The elderly Indian has stayed out far too long in the plummeting temperatures of the Alaskan winter. He has caught his leg in his own trap. As the old man progressively uses every technique he knows to stay alive - from creating a rabbit snare from a shoelace to fending off wolves with a newly made cedar spear, the old man's survival is a race against time.
The Revenant / Michael Punke. Rocky Mountains, 1823 The trappers of the Rocky Mountain Fur Company live a brutal frontier life. Hugh Glass is one of the most respected men in the company, an experienced frontiersman and an expert tracker. But when a scouting mission puts Glass face-to-face with a grizzly bear, he is viciously mauled and not expected to survive. Abandoned by his men, he is consumed by one desire: revenge.