Waterworlds

18 teen books set on, in or near the water

Oceans, like space, hold a peculiar fascination for us. Despite the fact they comprise more than 70 percent of the earth's surface, oceans are mysterious places, home to strange creatures (both real and mythical), and the site of many a historic adventure. It's no wonder authors have been visiting this particularly rich mine for many, many years.

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Lorali cover

2. Lorali

Laura Dockrill
Old Man and the Sea cover

3. The Old Man and the Sea

Ernest Hemingway
Exodus cover

4. Exodus

Julie Bertagna

5. Ship Breaker

Paolo Bacigalupi
Blue Tide cover

7. Blue Tide

Jenna-Lynne Duncan
We Were Liars cover

8. We Were Liars

E Lockhart
Tamsin and the Deep cover

9. Tamsin and the Deep

Neill Cameron and Kate Brown
Life of Pi cover

10. Life of Pi

Yann Martel
Where the World Ends cover

11. Where the World Ends

Geraldine McCaughrean
The Ward cover

12. The Ward

Jordana Frankel
Summer Book cover

13. The Summer Book

Tove Jansson
Loose Ends List cover

14. The Loose Ends List

Carrie Firestone
Raft cover

15. The Raft

S A Bodeen
Of Poseidon cover

16. Of Poseidon

Anna Banks
Treasure Island cover

17. Treasure Island

Robert Louis Stevenson

List created by

Brianne Moore

Brianne is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust