I'm reading right now Dust lands: Blood Red Road by Moira Young.
Its about: Saba's world is shattered when her twin brother, Lugh, is captured by four cloaked horsemen. Determined to rescue him, Saba sets off into the lawless, wasted landscape left behind by the wreckers. It's a brutal world where Saba discovers some surprising things about herself: She's a fierce fighter, a cunning opponent, and above all, an unbeatable survivor. Teamed up with a handsome daredevil named jack and a gang of girl warriors called the Free Hawks, Saba is off to save her brother-- and maybe her whole world.
I have just read: Please Stop Laughing At Me By Jodee Blanco.
It's about: While other kids were daydreaming about dances, first kisses, and college, Jodee Blanco was just trying to figure out how get get from homeroom to study hall without being taunted or spit upon as she walked through the halls shunned-and even physically abused-by her classmates from elementary school to high school its and unflinching look at what it means to be the outcast, how even the most loving parents can get it all wrong, why schools are often not able to prevent disaster, and how bullying has been misunderstood and mishandled by the mental health community. you will be shocked, moved, and ultimately inspired by this harrowing tale of survival against insurmountable odds. This vivid story will open your eyes to the harsh realities and long-term consequences of bullying-and how all of us can make a difference in the lives of teens today.
I just finished Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta.
Finnikin of the Rock is hands down one of the best books I have ever read. The plus to this book is that it has a little bit of something for everyone; there is fighting, strategizing, romance and even a little bit of humor. Finnikin, the main character, along with many other Lumaterans, is forced to leave his kingdom (Lumatere) when it is attacked and conquered. Instead of living among the other exiles in make shift camps, Finnikin and Sir Topher travel through the land of Skuldenore in hopes of bringing Lumaterans back together. Along the way they are joined by others who fight for the same cause.
Read it and loved it!