• BAD BOY by Walter Dean Myers
  • Beyond the wall/ Christa Laird
  • Brian's Return_,  Gary Paulsen
  • Brian's Winter, Gary Paulsen
  • Call it Courage
  • Dog song_,_ Gary Paulsen
  • Downriver by Will Hobbs has a female lead character.
  • Fall-out / Gudrun Pausewang  Surviving a Chernobyl-type accident in Germany
  • Far North by Will Hobbs
  • Guts_ (nonfiction) Gary Paulsen
  • Hatchet
  • Hatchet_, Gary Paulsen
  • Julie.
  • My Side of the Mountain.
  • Nim's Island by Wendy Orr - Nim is a girl who lives on an island with her scientist father, but her father is away and she's "surviving" by herself.
  • Nory Ryan's Story." Patricia Reilly Giff
  • Shadow of the wall / Christa Laird
  • The Cay
  • The Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • The other side of truth / Beverley Naidoo Brother and sister survive as refugees/asylum seekers in the UK after their mother's assassination in Nigeria
  • The River
  • The Storyteller's Beads" Jane Kurtz
  • Why weeps the Brogan? / Hugh Scott.  Sibling couple survive in a museum after a war/apocalypse-type episode
  • Woodsong,  Gary Paulsen
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