Printz Award winner, I am the Messenger by Marcus Zusak. Ed Kennedy, a nineteen-year-old Australian with a dead-end job, doesn't have much going for him, or so it seems. Yet after playing a heroic if unlikely role in stopping a bank thief, Ed is chosen by someone--or some thing--to intervene for the good in the lives of a seemingly random group of people, some strangers, and some people he knows quite well.
Every Soul A Star by Wendy Mass --- “This is the story of three kids, all at pivotal moments in their lives, who find themselves together in the middle of nowhere to see a once-in-a-lifetime solar eclipse. And only as they are forced together, and begin to contemplate the vastness of space, do they realize the significant role each of them has to play in the universe. Read this book!” -- Katie Capaldi, McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, MI --- with homeschooled characters