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I'm going to recommend The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope. It's an old story but a great swashbuckling adventure and it's a quick read too. A feel good book I think.
The first is The Strength of the Sun by Catherine Chidgey. It's about a girl who goes missing and the impact on the lives of people around her - her parents, friends, the girl who moves into her room. I found this very moving, especially the snippets that tell you what happened to the girl.
The second is The Mercy of Thin Air by Ronlyn Domingue. It's a story told by a ghost, a young woman who died in a simple accident and the impact that her death and her continued existence as a ghost have on the people around her. In this book the ghosts are not omniscient - she is eager to find out what happened to the lover she left behind. I heard SFTM compared to The Lovely Bones in a couple of reviews and that's what made me think of this one, along with the mystery of what happened (to her and her lover), which is revealed bit by bit.
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