The first is one that I just finished reading called The Cage, written by Megan Shepherd. If you've ever visited a zoo, you see how those who tend to the animals have tried to create an environment similar to home for the comfort of the animals. In The Cage, the caretakers have also created a home environment for the animals, but in this case the animals are humans. Life on other planets have proven themselves to be real, and humans are the ones that are of lesser intelligence. Six young people have been taken from their homes and placed in the cage to be observed and studied. The idea of alien abduction is developed and the desire for freedom and home is a driving force among the humans. I'm looking forward to a sequal to go with this one.
The book that I am currently reading is called The Inventor's Secret by Andrea Cremer. This is a new twist on history as the British won the Revolutionary War; and the children have been placed into indentured service to pay for the rebellion of their parents. But, where is the story unless there is someone willing to stand up to the corrupt leadership? This book also has an interesting 'Steam Punk' element. I'm just getting to the really good parts, so I can't tell you too much.
The third book is one that I might not pick up normally, but I heard the author speak and was so impressed, that I have to read his book. The author talked about validating individuals by taking time to acknowledge the real person. A young person can appear all put together on the outside, but be hurting on the inside. The Boy in the Black Suit is written by Jason Reynolds. It is about a young man who is dealing with grief and the faces that a person wears to protect themselves when they deal with pain.