Recently I have read two great books! One is by one of my favorite authors, Ally Condie. She wrote the Matched series. If you haven't read that, it is a must read! Atlantia is her newest novel and she once again created a whole new world of the Above and Below. The Above represents the Earth and the Below represents the Water. It is a beautiful story of faith, friendship, family and love. I highly recommend it.
After I finished Atlantia, I received a copy of El Deafo. CeCe Bell did an amazing job writing a graphic novel of a young girl going through her school years with hearing aids and a Phonic Ear with a "magic microphone." This novel would connect with any student or person who has ever felt different or out of place, so in my experience, that is pretty much everyone I know!