"It's the End of the World as We Know It" - Disaster Fiction for Teens at JPL:

(Listed by title, author, and recommended grades)

8.4 by Peter Hernon (Grades 9+)
The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton (Gr. 9+)
Armegeddon's Children by Terry Brooks (Gr. 9+)
Armegeddon Summer by Jane Yolen (Gr. 6+)
Avatars, Book One: So This is How the World Ends by Tui T. Sutherland
Breath by Donna Jo Napoli (Gr. 8+)
Cell: A Novel by Stephen King (Gr. 9+)
Earthquake at Dawn by Dawn Gregory (Gr. 6+)
Escaping the Giant Wave by Peg Kehret (Gr. 6+)
Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson (Gr. 6+)
Flash Fire by Caroline B. Cooney (Gr. 6+)
Flight #116 Is Down by Caroline B. Cooney (Gr. 7+)
Green Angel by Alice Hoffman (Gr. 6+)
Hole in the Sky by Pete Hautman (Gr. 7+)
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff (Gr. 8+)
Hurricane: a Novel by Terry Trueman
The Kindling (Fire-us Trilogy #1) by Jennifer Armstrong (Gr. 6+)
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer (Gr. 7+)
Memory Boy by Will Weaver (Gr. 7+)
SOS Titanic by Eve Bunting (Gr. 6+)
The Stand by Stephen King (Gr. 10+)
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden (Gr. 8+)
Wolf of Shadows by Whitley Streiber (Gr. 6+)
A Year of Wonders by Geraldine Brooks (Gr. 10+)
Z for Zachariah by Robert O’Brien (Gr. 8+)

updated 3/24/08 - ljbj