If you enjoyed the movie She's the Man, The Last True Poets of the Sea is also based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night!
Ricky's experience in the LRA is super harrowing. Certainly makes me glad that I live here in the United States where conscription into a terrible and violent cult isn't going to happen.
Darius the Great Is Not Okay is another book I can't stop recommending-- especially if you struggle with mental health. It will make you feel *seen*.
Elizabeth Acevedo won the Printz Award last year for her book The Poet X. It's hard to reach that same level of expectation, but With the Fire on High does it!