The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
Great science fiction even for those, like me, who aren’t big sci-fi fans. Clones, drugs, eejits, pollution, drug lords, orphans, body part farming and transplanting…what more do you need to make a great story!
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett
This book is not at the top of my list of favorite books, but for a mystery reader, this is a great choice.