Here are just a few book recommendations based off of what I have read:
Books and Series:
Cathy Vickers Trilogy!
His Dark Materials!
The Hunger Games
Screwing Up Time Series
Where the Sidewalk Ends
A Series of Unfortunate Events-I kind of recommend this.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid-I recommend the early books in this series.
(Maybe) Daughters of the Moon-Years ago I would have recommended this series.
(Maybe) Children of the Sea (Manga)-If you have the patience.
Ralph Waldo Emserson
Frances Hodgson Burnett
Edgar Allen Poe