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Challenger Deep
Neal Shusterman
The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B
Teresa Toten
Bone Gap
Laura Ruby
Finding the Worm (Twerp Sequel)
Mark Goldblatt
Dash
Kirby Larson
Small Victories: Spotting Improbable Moments of Grace
Anne Lamott
Killer Instinct
Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
Laura Hillenbrand
The Night Journal
Elizabeth Crook
Dead End in Norvelt
Jack Gantos

If you liked Diary of a Part-Time Indian...

If I Ever Get Out of Here - Eric Gansworth

I listened to this audio book, which I confess I picked up because it sounded like another 
"Part Time Indian." It was a bit of a hard listen at first, partially because of the bleak tone of voice of the author/reader, and partly because of the initial description of Lewis' life of deprivation at home and bullying at school. All the same, I am glad I stayed with it. Things definitely pick up as the book moves on and Lewis makes an unlikely friend in George, an Air Force kid. By the end I was cheering for both boys and wishing I could know how their lives continued to unfold after the very touching ending. Recommended as YA, but I think anybody who is interested in reservation life and coming of age stories will find this book a rewarding read. I know it's one story I will remember.