by Nnedi Okorafor
Sunny doesn't seem to fit in anywhere: she was born in the US but now lives in Nigeria, she's an albino, and she's a really great soccer player but can't go out in the sun because she burns so easily. When she discovers that she is a free agent - someone who is capable of magic but untrained - her life changes drastically. Suddenly, she has a community where she can fit in and all of the new things she's learning are giving her a chance to see the world as she never imagined. When a local serial killer is revealed to be a witch like she is, it is up to Sunny and her friends to track him down and stop him from hurting anyone else. If you like fantasy, but want something outside of the formula, this book is a great (and really funny) choice.