These two come highly recommended and are on my 'to read' pile at the moment.
I read and write books for children aged approx 7-12 years - the heart of publishing for children. I am also a fan of literary fiction for mature teens and young adults. Much of this isn't marketed as YA but would be of interest to that age group - so I'll be making recommendations for you to take a peek at. I'm always looking for books that support young people in facing the challenges of the real world, encouraging humour, self reflection and emotional resilience.