Orca Anchor books are short, high-interest novels with contemporary themes written specifically for teens reading below a grade 2.0 level.

Flash Flood

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, foster brothers Zack and Peter pull together to survive after a flash flood leaves them stranded in an evacuated neighborhood of their riverside town.

My Life Off-Key

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Jen learns that her mom has been keeping a secret: Jen has a biological father who isn’t the dad she grew up with. Now this secret threatens to tear their family apart.

Dropped!

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Dex is dropped onto a deserted tropical island to compete in a high-stakes internet reality show. He takes it to the extreme to gain the most likes and social-media followers needed to win.

Aftershock

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Amy and her estranged half sister, Mara, journey through the aftermath of a massive earthquake in search of their parents.

Dark Tide

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Kai and his stepfather must stop an ancient predator before the tide turns.

Countdown

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Myles gets a text from someone threatening to expose a dark secret.

Star Eaters

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, a teen discovers a stowaway on his spaceship designed to seek out new energy sources.

The Ooze

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, queer trans teen Bran tries to uncover what is causing everyone around him to start acting so violently.

One Last Job

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Michael convinces his grandfather, a retired cat burglar, to help him steal back a valuable necklace.

Trapped

In this high-interest accessible novel for teen readers, Matt makes a startling discovery that he hides from his abusive foster parents.