One of my favorite Neil Gaiman books, The Graveyard Book, will entertain both kids and adults. True to his fashion, Gaiman, does not shy away from dark subject matter or taking you on a twisting, turning adventure. The story starts with the murder of a family by a tall, shadowy figure. The lone survivor, a baby boy, is hidden in the nearby cemetery. There he is tutored by the ghosts who haunt the graveyard and the Vampire, who lives nearby. But growing among ghosts is not easy, and the graveyard is filled with supernatural things that can kill you. Not to mention the assassin, who has been hunting for the boy for years, looking to finish the job he started. The Graveyard Book will suck you into its dark, mysterious world and when it is over you will want to read it again.
Nobody Owens is a normal boy, except that he has been raised by ghosts and other denizens of the graveyard.