The Sweet Hereafter
I read this book for my freshman English class in college. It begins with a school bus accident in a very small town. The story is told from four different characters, something that I think is very hard for most writers to do, or at least do well. It kept my interest and has such an interesting plot. What happens when the worst happens? How to people respond?
It does have some language, so if you are sensitive to this, you should beware.