Pieces of Why by K.L. Going is an enjoyable read, but it's also a deep one.
Tia, the main character, loves to sing, but must deal with a lot of gossip and hostility because of her father, who has been in jail for a long time.
When a little kid is killed in a car accident the community brings back gossip about her father and a lot of hostility. Tia is so upset she can't even sing anymore.
She decides to find out the truth about what her father did, and takes risks to do so.
The book is very well written and we care a lot about Tia and hope she can find the truth she seeks.
I like that this emotionally deep story is a story of redemption, and I think it may help some kids who read it deal with some of their own emotional baggage.