The Graveyard Book -  'Dave McKean', Neil Gaiman

Me to my 13-year-old daughter: "I just finished a book you HAVE to read!"

 

Daughter: "What's it called?"

 

Me: "The Graveyard Book."

 

Daughter: [Raises one eyebrow, initiates eye roll]

 

Me: "It's about a baby boy whose parents and sister are violently murdered but he escapes and is raised by ghosts in a graveyard."

 

Daughter: "Sounds creepy..."

 

Me: "Oh, it is. But it's also charming, exciting, and very, very sweet."

 

Daughter: [Concludes eye roll] "Huh."

 

I loved it. She will too.