Code Name Verity | Elizabeth Wein. Verity is held in Ormaie, France - Ormaei doesn't actually exist. Wein based Ormaei on a real city, Poitiers, also in France.
Rose Under Fire | Elizabeth Wein -- FIC WEI. YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults, Top 10 Pick.
Eleanor & Park | Rainbow Rowell. A 2014 Printz honor book; YALSA's 2014 Best Fiction for Young Adults, Top 10 Pick.
Better Nate Than Ever by Tim Federle. Middle schooler Nate Foster sneaks away from home in Jankburg, Pennsylvania to audition for the Broadway musical of E.T. in New York. - November, 2012, Bayviews