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+.

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.

Spiral

After breaking her back, fifteen-year-old Abby tries everything to take away her pain before finding the answer in a patient horse called Charlie and a faith in herself.

Learning to Fly

Sixteen-year-old Jason is a recent immigrant from China living in a close-minded town. Holding on to his friendship with a Native boy, also an outsider, Jason finds he needs to fight to belong and to find a new home.

Big Guy

Derek thinks he might be falling in love for the first time ever. The problem is, he hasn't been entirely honest with his online boyfriend.

Bull's Eye

After the death of her aunt, Emily finds that her life has been a lie and she has to search for the truth about where she came from and who she is.

Crush

During a summer in New York, Hope falls in love with another girl and must figure out what that means for her future.

Juice

When a new coach comes to their school, Michael and his teammates are convinced that steroids are the way to compete.