This book, "Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus" by Dusti Bowling was recommended by Flamefrost from the message board. Please read it and share your thoughts in the comments!
One of my favorite books is Circle of Secrets by Kimberly Griffiths Little. It's about a girl who has shunned her mom. She moves to the bayou to live with her mom, and she's not happy about it. She eventually befriends a mysterious girl, and she uncovers secrets about her mom's past. So good!