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YA book. Planet in our solar system. Two teenagers sealed in a plant with flashlight. Oxygen from photosynthesis saves their lives

Red Planet by Robert Heinlein When Jim and Frank sneak into Howe's office and rescue Willis, the bouncer repeats two overheard conversations between Howe and Beecher, the unscrupulous colonial ...
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Need help in finding the title of a YA (possibly) fantasy book

This is Furies of Calderon by Jim Butcher. This synopsis mentions the eye-changing colour thing. Tavi and Fade are attacked by Kord, the leader of Kordholt and a slaver. During the fight, Bernard and ...
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Dystopian YA Any child below the age of 18 can be legally killed. I think their organs are donated to ill people

Could this be Unwind (2007) by Neal Shusterman? The Second Civil War was fought over reproductive rights. The chilling resolution: Life is inviolable from the moment of conception until age thirteen. ...
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Dystopian book in which kids compete for a spot in a space mission

Found it. It's The Final Six by Alexandra Monir. When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the ...
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YA thriller with a character named Mango

It’s the ViBES quadrilogy by Christine Harris, starting with Jigsaw. After waking up in a hospital room, suffering from amnesia, Brittany Cooke begins to experience weird vibes. Flashes of events, ...
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YA book. Planet in our solar system. Two teenagers sealed in a plant with flashlight. Oxygen from photosynthesis saves their lives

Red Planet by Robert A Heinlein. From Wikipedia: Mars has been colonized by humans, but is governed by an administrator appointed by an Earth-based company - the colonists have no political power. ...
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Book Series about boy who learns he has powers and gets sent to a private school by a “secret society”

Is this the The Paladin Prophecy trilogy by Mark Frost...? Book 1: The Paladin Prophecy (2012) Book 2: Alliance (2013) Book 3: Rogue (2015) According to this Goodreads user review of the first book, ...
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Christian sci-fi/fantasy book series about teenagers who are put into cryosleep before a nuclear war

Could this be the Seven Sleeper Series by Gilbert L. Morris, starting with Flight of the Eagles? Fourteen-year-old Joshua Adams wakes from a fifty-year sleep to find that he has escaped nuclear war—...
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Novel where old rich people take the minds and bodies of teens

This is Starters (2012), by Lissa Price. Callie lost her parents when the Spore Wars wiped out everyone between the ages of twenty and sixty. She and her little brother, Tyler, go on the run, living ...
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Young adult book (series?) about children who develop powers — a character with silver skin

Could this be The Silver Child by Cliff McNish? It is a novel from 2003, the first installment of McNish's Silver Sequence trilogy. From McNish's website: It concerns a group of children - six ...
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Book set in modern times about a girl who can shapeshift into a wyvern and fly

Could this be Fire & Heist by Sarah Beth Durst? In Sky Hawkins's family, leading your first heist is a major milestone--even more so than learning to talk, walk, or do long division. It's a ...
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Young adult sci-fi novel about a teenage female and a small group of other teenagers raised in a high tech society with mind link capabilities

Could this be the Dark Visions trilogy by L. J. Smith? It doesn't match 100 percent, but it involves a girl with psychic powers (premonitions of the future) who is offered a place at a psychic ...
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Book set in modern times about a girl who can shapeshift into a wyvern and fly

Possibly The Dragon Diaries trilogy by Deborah Cooke, the first of which is Flying Blind from 2011. The main character is Zoe, who is the "Wyvern", the only female dragon shifter. She can (...
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YA fiction set in late 80's America about a boy and metal numbered cubes

Perhaps Christopher by Richard M. Koff as per Looking for a YA book about a boy that learns to use powers from an adept in a weird house that appears abandoned from the outside? Christopher is 13 and ...
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Teen novel blurring the line between virtual gaming and reality

Seems a longshot. You could check in case it is the novelisation of Existenz. The novel was by Christopher Priest. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/962303.eXistenZ A world where fantasy is more ...
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Wattpad book about a mute boy. His mother dying from cancer

This might be. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8621462-a-monster-calls An unflinching, darkly funny, and deeply moving story of a boy, his seriously ill mother, ...
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70s/80s/90s YA novel, civilization ends, language falls apart

It sounds somewhat like What Niall Saw by Brian Cullen (1985). The narrator is a seven-year-old boy rather than a 10-12 girl. He and his parents and a sibling survive the bombs falling, but their ...
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