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+.

Rat

Tired of bullies at school, Colin decides to take a stand. Branded a rat, he finds that standing up for what you believe in can be empowering.

Coming Clean

Rob wants to be a DJ, but when a girl overdoses during his first gig and his brother is implicated, Rob realizes he could lose everything.

One Way

When Kenzie critically injures his ex-girlfriend, suspicion grows that it was not an accident, and his behavior seems to confirm it.

Infiltration

Bex breaks into locked and abandoned buildings just because he can, but when a new friend's behavior becomes increasingly risky, he has to do the right thing.

Cellular

When Brendan is diagnosed with leukemia his life is turned upside down. With a smothering family and distant friends, all seems hopeless until he meets Lark, terminally ill yet full of life.

Knifepoint

Jill is enduring a brutal summer job on a mountain ranch, guiding wannabe-cowboys on trail rides. On a solo ride with a handsome stranger she ends up in a fight for her life with no one to help her.

Masked

Rosie walks in on an armed robbery in her father's convenience store. Who is the masked man? And why does she think she knows him?

Plastic

Trying to save his best friend from the horrors of plastic surgery, Jack ends up on the front line of a protest about unscrupulous surgeons.

Riley Park

The victim of a vicious assault, seventeen-year-old Corbin struggles to get his life back and deal with the loss of his best friend.

First Time

While her best friend drifts away, fifteen-year-old Haley must fight off the unwelcome advances of her mother's new boyfriend.

Scum

Fifteen-year-old Megan's brother is dead, apparently a random victim of violence. As Megan digs deeper, she finds that Danny was "known to police" and that nobody wants to solve the crime.