Prisoner of the inquisition
Theresa Breslin
In both books someone takes the place of the person who is supposed to be executed.

A tale of two cities
Charles Dickens

A thousand splendid suns
Khaled Hossieni

My sister's keeper
Jodi Picoult
Her suffering was for her sister, as well as for her mother's wishes.

Neal Shusterman

The dead I know
Scot Gardner

The kite runner
Khaled Hosseini

Not the end of the world
Geraldine McCaughrean
Story told by Timna, daughter of Noah, as she and her family prepare to face the flood that will cleanse the earth. Whitbread Award winner

Schindlers ark
Thomas Keneally

Miracle at St Anna
James McBride

The miracle stealer
Neil Connelly

In the company of angels
N.M. Kelby

Our lady of the forest
David Guterson

The sparrow
Mary Doria Russell

The third angel
Alice Hoffman

The giver
Lois Lowry

The last sin eater
Francine Rivers
Based upon the old tradition of a man of a society being chosen by lottery to be the scape goat of his people. Carried over from old Scotland, the tradition dictates that the "sin eater" live apart from society only to appear at the funeral of one who has died in order to take that person's sins upon himself.