If you are looking for some good books for your young teen, our friends at the Canadian Children's Book Centre have these suggestions:
"Playing with Matches"
by Suri Rosen
"The Unlikely Hero of Room 13B"
by Teresa Toten
"The World Outside"
by Eva Wiseman
"Dreaming in Indian: Contemporary Native American Voices"
Edited by Lisa Charleyboy and Mary Beth Leatherdale
"Patient Zero: Solving the Mysteries of Deadly Epidemics"
by Marilee Peters
"From Vimy to Victory: Canada's Fight to the Finish in World War I"
by Hugh Brewster
"This One Summer"
by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki
"The Ballad of Nancy April: Shawnadithit"
by David Alexander Robertson, Scott B Henderson
"Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong"
by Prudence Shen, Faith Erin Hicks