The Book Thief, Markus Zusak, is a historical fiction novel set in Nazi Germany. Told from the perspective of a personified version of Death, The Book Thief is a outstanding and unique story that shows what it's like to be alone and afraid.
The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky. Really enjoyed this one. Set up in letter format throughout from the "wallflower's" pov, Charlie. Lots of drugs, smoking & other teen hazards. But a great read, lots of deep thinking.