The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
A remarkable retelling of The Jungle Book, but one set in a graveyard where the orphaned boy is brought up by ghosts. Nobody "Bod" Owens learns the important skills of Fading and Fear, but out beyond the graveyard still lives the man Jack who killed Bod's family, and is waiting to finish the job. Scary and wonderful and full of masterful turns of phrase. An instant classic.