I just finished reading the awesomely phenomenal Book Review: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. If you're looking for a great book to read this summer, you don't have to look any further!
The book opens with a knife in the dark... a family has been murdered and the only one left is the baby, who somehow manages to escape his would-be killer. The baby crawls into a nearby graveyard, where the ghosts and other residents take him in, giving him the Freedom of the Graveyard and a new name: Nobody Owens. This is the story of Nobody - Bod for short - and his time living in the graveyard. There are ghouls and witches, vampires and werewolves... and then there are the people who live outside the graveyard, the really scary ones. The outside world is a frightening place, particularly because the man who killed Bod's family is still somewhere out there, waiting for him.
Check out this book trailer, narrated by the author and featuring art by Dave McKean. This is a great book to read but, in my opinion, an even better one to listen to! It's also the winner of this year's Newbury Award.