The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, 312 pages
In his Newbery Medal-winning book, Gaiman tells the story of Bod (short for Nobody) Owens, a boy who was raised by the dead residents of an old graveyard after Bod's parents were brutally murdered. The book discusses Bod's somewhat-antiquated education, the various residents of the graveyard, and the struggles they all have when Bod begins growing up. It's a fantastically told story of growing up, of family, of friendship, and of being an outsider in all situations. I've read many of Gaiman's books, and this one does not disappoint. An excellent book.