The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy NelsonRead about another entry on the list.
Lennie lives with her Gram and her Uncle Big and all three are grieving the sudden death of Lennie’s fiery older sister. Catapulted into an uncomfortable centre stage, Lennie allows two boys to simultaneously vie for her affection whilst abandoning her best friend and behaving badly towards her family. This is a dream-like sensual book, full of poetry and vivid description. The relationship between grandmother and granddaughter is central. Gram is a gardener (she grows flowers for their aphrodisiac qualities), a painter, a keeper of secrets, a wise and intelligent woman who loves deeply and well. It is because of her that Lennie survives tragedy with her integrity and heart intact.