Orca Soundings are short, high-interest novels written specifically for teens. These edgy stories with compelling characters and gripping storylines are ones they will want to read. Reading levels from grade 2.0 to 4.5; Interest level ages 12+.

Identify

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Ethan's new friend Gabe is being harassed for being different than all the other girls.

Pinch Me

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, pop sensation Darius Zaire wakes up to discover he has somehow been transported back to his old, completely ordinary life.

In Plain Sight

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, Megan learns that her father is a convicted terrorist and that her mother has been living under an assumed name for fifteen years.

Enough

In this high-interest novel for teens, Lizzie has to protect herself from her mother's boyfriend while looking out for her brother.

Scam

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, a boy deals with his mother’s death, a move to a group home and a strange new friend who helps him cope with it all.

Under Threat

In this high-interest novel for teen readers, a girl struggles with the threats that her abortion-providing parents are receiving and the reactions of her girlfriend's family.

Tap Out

In hopes that he will turn his life around and avoid the violent influence of his father, Darwin is sent to an exclusive new school. But old habits die hard, and Darwin ends up in an illegal fight club.

Homecoming

When Fiona’s dad is released from prison for a crime he says he did not commit, Fiona struggles with whom to believe and how to move forward.

The Way Back

Things go from bad to worse when Colby, who is drug-addicted, loses her home and then ends up pregnant. Maybe now she will find a real family.

Final Crossing

Will and Big O are brothers, on the run and trying to stay together. Breaking into cars for small change, they stumble across a kidnap victim and end up in a fight for their lives.

Skylark

After Angie's father leaves town to find work, her family ends up evicted and living in their car. Struggling with the realities of homelessness, Angie discovers slam poetry and her own voice.

Bike Thief

Injured in a car accident that killed his parents, Nick and his sister are in foster care. Forced into stealing bikes to repay a debt, Nick gets involved with a violent criminal gang.

Crash

After resolving to turn his life around, sixteen-year-old Cameron ends up homeless and struggling to survive.

My Side

When Addy is publicly humiliated, it is terrible, but when she finds out her best friend was involved, it is almost unbearable.