Saturday, July 2, 2011

Dude, Where's My Freedom?: Fiction about teens in prison

After (Amy Efaw)
Straight-A student and star soccer player Devon Davenport is responsible, hardworking, mature. She couldn't have gotten pregnant, given birth, then abandoned her baby in a dumspter...could she?
Captured!: A Boy Trapped in the Civil War (Mary Blair Immel)
Fourteen-year-old Johnny Ables, pressed into service in the Confederate Army, is forced to participate in a major battle and ends up in an Indiana prison camp.
The Count of Monte Cristo (Alexander Dumas)
Having escaped from the island where he has been in prison, Dantes plots his revenge on the people responsible for his imprisonment.
Death on the River (John Wilson)
After he survives a prison camp for Confederate soldiers in Andersonville, Georgia, where young Jake Clay befriended Billy Sharp, Jake embarks on his difficult journey home and is haunted by the ghosts of fallen soldiers.
The End of the Line (Angela Cerrito)
In the prison-like school that is his last chance, thirteen-year-old Robbie tries to recover from events that brought him there, including his uncle's war injuries and the death of a classmate who may have been his friend.
Fearless (Tim Lott)
In the future, girls labeled "juvies" or "mindcrips" are taken from their families and sent to the prison-like City Community Faith School, but Little Fearless decides to break out, and embarks on a dangerous mission to try to free the girls from their miserable captivity.
I Am A Taxi (Deborah Ellis)
In order to make more money for his family, twelve-year-old Diego, who lives with his imprisoned mother in the San Sebastian Women's Prison in Cochabamba, Bolivia, leaves his job as an errand boy and begins working as part of an illegal cocaine operation.
Incarceron (Catherine Fisher)
Incarceron, book 1--To free herself from an upcoming arranged marriage, Claudia, the daughter of the Warden of Incarceron, a futuristic prison with a mind of its own, decides to help a young prisoner escape.
The Last Thing I Remember (Andrew Klavan)
The Homelanders, book 1--High school student Charlie West awakens bloody and bruised in a concrete bunker only to discover that he has lost a year of his life and remembers nothing about escaping from prison after being convicted of murdering his former best friend, or why he is being pursued by both the law and a group of terrorists trying to bring down the government of the United States.
Looking for JJ (Anne Cassidy)
Seventeen-year-old Alice, released from prison with a new identity after serving six years for murdering a child, tries to keep her anonymity from the British tabloids, while haunted by memories of her past trauma.

Monster (Walter Dean Myers)
While on trial as an accomplice to a murder, sixteen-year-old Steve Harmon records his experiences in prison and in the courtroom in the form of a film script as he tries to come to terms with the course his life has taken.
Prison Ship: Adventures of a Young Sailor (Paul Doswell)
Sentenced to die after being framed for cowardice in battle in 1801, Sam, a young ship's boy aboard the HMS "Elephant," and his friend Richard are given a last-minute pardon and sent instead on a grueling journey to Australia where they must struggle to survive in the strange new colony.
The Silenced (James DeVita)
Consigned to a prison-like Youth Training Facility because of her parents' political activities, Marena organizes a resistance movement to combat the restrictive policies of the ruling Zero Tolerance party.
Sisters In Sanity (Gayle Forman)
Sixteen-year-old Brit Hemphill, devastated when her father places her in a remote, all-girl, residential treatment center for unstable teens, comes to depend on her inner strength and the help of other inmates who become her friends in order to endure the harsh conditions of the prison-like institution and plan a way to escape.
Touching Spirit Bear (Ben Mikaelson)
After his anger erupts into violence, fifteen year-old Cole, in order to avoid going to prison, agrees to participate in a sentencing alternative based on the Native American Circle Justice, and he is sent to a remote Alaskan Island where an encounter with a huge Spirit Bear changes his life.

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