Gaiman, Neil. The Graveyard Book. New York, NY: HarperCollins, 2008.
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
I love this book. It won the Newbery Award for children’s literature in 2009, and there is talk of a movie being made (Gaiman’s previous book adaptations include Coraline and Stardust). I read it probably about a year ago and was utterly captivated. I read it over the course of two work days. The story is so original, and mysterious, and absolutely kept me guessing. I’m listening to the audiobook, read by the author, in the car during my commute to and from work and it has my attention just as much as it did the first time. I don’t want to give anything away, so I will just leave you with this: even though it’s marketed as a children’s book, I know a lot of adults who have enjoyed it as well. Give it a read.