You Had Me at Woof by Julie Klam A funny, heartfelt book about how adopting a Boston terrier named Otto helped the author find maturity and fulfillment. Single when she got Otto, she was married and expecting a child when he died. She later became involved in dog rescue and relates her experiences: some hilarious, some heart-breaking, and some that make you angry. A wonderful story of one woman's life with dogs and how every dog is special and unique and leaves his or her mark on our hearts.
Luxe by Anna Godbersen (Grades 8 & up). In Manhattan in 1899, five teens of different social classes lead dangerously scandalous lives, despite the strict rules of society and the best-laid plans of parents and others.