The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau (Grades 4 & up). In the year twelve-year-old Lina trades jobs on Assignment Day to be a Messenger to run to new places in her decaying but beloved city, perhaps even to glimpse Unknown Regions. First in a quartet.
This is the year I will be stronger, braver, kinder, and unstoppable. This year I will be fierce. I stumbled upon this amazing quote on new years day. With my physical issues this past year it hit close. I am pinning it again.