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Right after I finished all of Austen, I read The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

I've been a fan of Alexie for about a decade now and this was his first young adult novel. It was really awesome. His writing is always able to mix tragedy with comedy and as the title suggests, it's all based off his real experiences as a teenager except that it is set in present times. This was also the first time that one of his books had illustration with it because the main character draws cartoons for a hobby and they really enhanced the experience. I also really identified with Junior struggling with feeling like he didn't belong even they were the people that raised him. I highly recommend it especially if you haven't read Alexie before.

It does have some mature themes though.

This link has more information and excerpts:
http://www.fallsapart.com/truediary.htm

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