No Passengers Beyond This Point by Gennifer Choldenko was good! Gennifer is the author of Al Capone Does My Shirts - a big indie favorite!
Milkweed by Jerry Spinelli is a sad story about WWII Germany told from the perspective of a young street boy and it was a nice story. An old favorite of mine is Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli. It's a unique story about what popularity really is.