Graceling (Graceling Realm by Kristin Cashore. A lovely YA fantasy novel with a strong, sword-wielding heroine. Creative and enjoyable. Fun characters, a unique and interesting world, and an engaging plot.
Trapped inside a chain superstore by an apocalyptic sequence of natural and human disasters, six high school kids from various popular and unpopular social groups struggle for survival while protecting a group of younger children.
Tired of being known as "the gay kid", Rafe Goldberg decides to assume a new persona when he comes east and enters an elite Massachusetts prep school--but trying to deny his identity has both complications and unexpected consequences.