Captains Courageous 6 brave-at-heart books for teens Some people are brave by nature, and others only discover their courage when circumstances demand it. However it happened, the characters in these books seriously stepped up. 1. Blood Red Road Moira Young 2. Bloodtide Melvin Burgess 3. I Have Lived a Thousand Years Livia Bitton-Jackson 4. Divergent Veronica Roth 5. The Hunger Games Trilogy Suzanne Collins 6. Before I Die Jenny Downham Tags: bravery View the discussion thread.