The Graveyard Book by Niel Gaiman

It’s Kippling’s Jungle Book set in a graveyard. The baby Bod, short for Nobody is taken in by the old graveyard on the Hill when his parents and sister is killed by the man Jack. His adopted parents are ghosts, and his guardian is Silas, a man not alive neither dead.

This is an endearing and intriguing tale of a boy growing up and getting educated by the denizen of the graveyard.

I guess it is written with the young reader in mind, but I truly enjoyed it. This is an excellent coming-of-age fantasy I can strongly recommend.