The Graveyard Book -
This was a very different book. It was really weird in a lot of ways, but it was also very good. It was interesting and kept me hooked from beginning to end. This may not be the most appropriate for younger readers. The book begins with the murder of a family and takes place mostly in a graveyard. It was still a clean book and I recommend it highly. In this book an orphan is taken in by the ghosts of the local graveyard where he is given the name Nobody Owens. His whole life is spent learning the knowledge and tricks of ghosts. However, what he really wants to know is the truth about what happened to his family. When he does, he will have to use all of the skills gained from his ghostly family in order to stay alive.