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The Eye of the World (The Wheel of Time, #1)
Robert Jordan
How I Live Now - Kim Mai Guest, Meg Rosoff This is a war time novel for young adults set in the near future. 15 year old New Yorker Daisy is sent off to relatives in England just in time for the borders to close. At first she enjoys unsupervised life with her cousins, but the war intrudes more and more upon their lives. The identity of the occupying force is never disclosed which leaves a bizarre hole in the narrative. The emotional climax was effective nonetheless (which means I shed a tear or two...)