There are so, so many great teen books out there. Some of the better ones I have read include:
> "Listening at the Gate" by Betsy James. It's a unique story about two people who don't belong where they are, but don't belong anywhere they go. It's a remarkable story of friendship, young love, belonging, and hope.
> "Stealing Heaven" By Elizabeth Scott. It's about a mother-daughter team that goes from town to town stealing silver. Until the daughter realizes that this isn't the life she wants. Another unique book.
> "Living Dead Girl" by Elizabeth Scott. It's a heartbreaking story of a girl kidnapped from a young age and is forced to live with her kidnapper. It is a very powerful story.