Kevin Brooks is one of my favorite authors. Read a little bit about him, and check out a list of his books here. Http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/kevin-brooks If, however, you haven't yet read anything he's written I suggest that you do. Here's a review of his latest, Bunker Diary. http://librarianwhodoesntsayshhh.com/ If you're like me, you won't want to put it down. And beware, the ending might surprise you!