I just re-read this book of Lois Lowry's in light of the Hunger Games trend, and I must say that this book is beautifully done. For more info, check out my review at Goodreads. (click the picture to read it)
This book was reccommended by a friend who is a librarian. It was an enjoyable read and could be given to older teens as well. It is similar to the Secret Life of Bees which I also found worth reading. This book deals with parental mental illness and alcoholism.