Check out one of these titles recommended by Barker Library patrons such as yourself:
THEODORE BOONE: KID LAWYER by John Grisham
"John Grisham has kid's books!"
THE NAMESAKE by Jhumpa Lahiri
... "Interesting perspetives on first generation American life, the power of family love and the way our names connect generations - or not."
THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO by Stieg Larsson
"I enjoyed this book completely. The characters are incredibly creative and fun. It is definitley a book for adults, though."