The latest book talks in class have been The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, and Skeleton Man by Joseph Bruchac.
Students who like realistic fiction will probably find The Outsiders a good match, while those who like books a bit on the scary side will go for Skeleton Man.
In two classes, we've started The Strange Case of Origami Yoda as a read -aloud. "Quirky" is the word that comes to mind when I think of this book. It's funny and you don't even have to be a Star Wars fan to appreciate it.