A Single Shard
by Linda Sue Park
Newbery Medal 2002
actually just started it... I'll get back to ya...
by Eoin Colfer (2008)
kings and revolutions, swords and the dawn of flight, honor and loyalty and a good old fashion swashbuckling tale... I know there can, and prob will be, further adventures of the young hero, but I was glad this book ended, as in ended without "look for book 2 in this continuing series, coming soon!"
by Jennifer Roy (2006)
Historical fiction account of one of the few children to survive in a ghetto during WWII... similar tone w/ Number the Stars, written in almost a free verse from the young girl's pov...
The Middle of Somewhere
by J.B. Cheaney
a girl and her adhd little brother travel through Kansas with a grandfather who has not been around very much and doesn't seem to like children: misadventures soon abound... very nice book, young teen protag shows insight and responsibility, all learn appreciation for others as they are... funny, fast-paced, and entertaining...