Other People's Houses by Abbi Waxman is a super fun read. You will immediately fall in love with main character, Frances (overextended mom who runs the neighborhood carpool) and enjoy reading the drama-packed goings-on of her block!
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"This Is Where I Leave You" is an easy, relatable, very funny read for the next time you're in the mood for zany characters and familial craziness. 3 grown brothers and their sister (kids and partners in tow) are forced to head back to their childhood home for 7 days to sit Shiva after their father's death.
Laurie Halse Anderson's SPEAK is an essential read for any adolescent, but particularly those who are about to enter 9th grade. Though ultimately uplifting, the author walks us through the emotional Hell that is high school. Funny but dark, we follow the main character's journey through freshman year, which begins with a traumatic incident.