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Beneath a Meth Moon

by Jacqueline Woodson

Laurel Daneau has moved on to a new life, in a new town, but inside she's still reeling from the loss of her beloved mother and grandmother after Hurricane Katrina washed away their home. Laurel's new life is...


Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli

Jeffrey Lionel "Maniac" Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn't made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight years, he decides to run--and not...


Where You'll Find Me

by Erin Fletcher

When Hanley Helton discovers a boy living in her garage, she knows she should kick himout. But Nate is too charming to be dangerous. He just needs a place to get away, which Hanley understands. Her own escape...


My Book of Life by Angel

by Martine Leavitt

When sixteen-year-old Angel meets Call at the mall, he buys her meals and says he loves her, and he gives her some candy that makes her feel like she can fly. Pretty soon she's addicted to his candy, and she...


The Journey Back

by Priscilla Cummings

A teenage boy faces his past and seeks redemption in the gripping companion book to Red Kayak

Nine months in a juvenile detention facility was the punishment for his crime. After just a month he makes a bold...


Can't Get There from Here

by Todd Strasser

Her street name is Maybe

She lives with a tribe of homeless teens -- runaways and throwaways, kids who have no place to go other than the cold city streets, and no family except for one another. Abused, abandoned,...


Killing Time in Crystal City

by Chris Lynch

A teen runs away from his broken life and invents a new one in this dazzling adventure from Printz Honor winner and National Book Award finalist Chris Lynch.

Crystal City called for him, and Kevin answered. And...


Noah Barleywater Runs Away

by John Boyne & Oliver Jeffers

Eight-year-old Noah's problems seem easier to deal with if he doesn't think about them. So he runs away, taking an untrodden path through the forest.

Before long, he comes across a shop. But this is no ordinary...


To Take a Dare

by Crescent Dragonwagon & Paul Zindel

The day Chrysta Perretti runs away from her crazy parents in Benton, Illinois, she feels she's angry enough to stay on the road forever. But two years later, when the car she's in suddenly breaks down in a small...


Without Me

by Kayleen West

Have you ever felt like running away? In Without Me? a small child resolves to runaway but minute-by-minute reasoning raises questions about the impact. Gradually reneging he begins a pied piper walk resulting...


Bleed Like Me

by C. Desir

From the author of Fault Line comes an edgy and heartbreaking novel about two self-destructive teens in a Sid and Nancy–like romance full of passion, chaos, and dyed hair.

Seventeen-year-old Amelia Gannon (just...


No Parking at the End Times

by Bryan Bliss

Abigail's parents believed the world was going to end. And—of course—it didn't. But they've lost everything anyway. And she must decide: does she still believe in them? Or is it time to believe in herself?...


Breathing Fire

by Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang

Running away from her foster home, Ally finds herself on the busking circuit, performing as a juggler and fire breather.


Lily Alone

by Jacqueline Wilson & Nick Sharratt

Lily isn't home ALONE - but she sort of wishes she was; looking after her three younger siblings is a lot of responsibility.

When Mum goes off on holiday with her new boyfriend and her stepdad fails to show...


The Beginner's Guide to Running Away from Home

by Jennifer Huget & Red Nose Studio

What kid hasn't wanted to make their parents feel sorry for treating him badly?

And how better to accomplish this than to run away? Here's a guide showing how, from what to pack (gum--then you won't have to brush...


Ten Mile River

by Paul Griffin

A stunning debut novel about survival and friendship on the streets of New York City.

Best friends Ray and Jose are not your typical thirteen-year-olds. They?ve escaped foster care and juvenile detention centers...


Leap of Faith

by Jamie Blair

Can true love be built on lies? A teen on the run seeks relief and redemption in this gripping, “compulsively readable” (School Library Journal) romantic read that Kirkus Reviews calls a “marvelous debut,...


Joker

by Ranulfo

Book description to come.


Almost Lost: The True Story of an Anonymous Teenager's Life on the Streets

by Beatrice Sparks

Who in his right mind wants to talk to a shrink? I don't want to talk about anything. I don't want to feel anything, taste anything ... or anything. The lyrics "just dying to die" run around in my brain day...


Compromised

by Heidi Ayarbe

Maya's life has always been chaotic. Living with a con-man dad, she's spent half her life on the run. Whenever her father's schemes go wrong, Maya finds a scientific way to fix it. But when her dad ends up in...