This book is well-known. It has been translated into Japanese, so some students must already know about it. The Japanese title is ANA(穴). I believe a few students have already read it. You know, the book was presented to you as the "Kadai Tosho(課題図書）" 2005. Now you can find it at the library of your school.
The book I want to present has the same story as ANA, but it is written in English. For junior high students, the English is easy to understand. And you can read this book more easily after you have read the Japanese one.
I really recommend this book as good young adult literature and as a great way to help you learn English.