The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. He just won a Hugo award for The Graveyard Book. And, of course, he already won the Newbery for excellence in children's fiction. Sometimes I wonder what drugs those award people are on. It's creative, but a children's book that starts with a creepy murderer with a knife . . . who wants to kill a baby? Ewwww.
I'll tell you my general opinion when I'm done.