THOSE WHO SAVE US, by Jenna Blum. Based in Germany- a novel about a German mother who does the unthinkable to save her daughter.and the daughter's quest 50 years later to find out exactly what her mother did.
25 Standalone Books To Read After Series Burnout (teens and adult books) I can vouch for American Gods and Eleanor and Park. I loved Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief. (I can vouch for none, but I'm keeping this pinner's tag for future reference).
I personally love the book A Christmas Carol and I read it every December. It’s not a long book, which is probably why it’s a favorite classic of the overwhelmed high school student as well as this librarian with a “to read” list a mile long.