|On the eighth day of this holiday season, my loved one gave to me...|
THE PECULIAR - Stefan Bachmann (Greenwillow Books)
In a year filled with great debut novels, this one has gained much attention. Bachman tells the story of Bartholomew, a boy who is half human, half fairy. They don't fit into either world and have to go unnoticed to stay alive. When Bartholomew disregards this primary rule, he is dragged into a dark and magical adventure to save his sister.