The Lazarus Serum can bring you back from the dead - but when you come back you've changed. You're a pale, an outcast. It's the last thing Jed wants, but an accident changes everything and Jed's forced to discover the true cost of living forever.
Tilly's Promise by Linda Newbery. When war breaks out, Tilly Peacock and her sweetheart Harry are keen to do their bit - Tilly as a nurse and Harry as a soldier in France. But the war drags on and soon even Tilly's brother Georgie has been called up to fight, even though his mind is much younger than his body. Can Harry look after Georgie in the danger of the trenches? A powerful and moving story about the little-known victims of World War One. Reading age 8, interest age teen.
The Outsiders. facts: SE Hinton is a girl. She wrote the book when she was The story takes place in Tulsa, even though it's about gangs in a big city. SE Hinton makes a cameo in "The Outsiders" movie as the nurse. "Do it for Johnny!
Broken Soup, by Jenny Valentine (YA) The touching story of Rowan, a teen who does her best to cope with her brother's death, her parents separation and her mother's depression. Sounds dreary, but it's not!