I sell children's books for a living, and read almost nothing but. The first does not necessarily cause the second, as books for children and teens are better than anything in the world.
Well hello, my Newbery pick.
What a pitch-perfect coming-of-age, changing world, just-creepy-enough story. It has characters I adored, questions I wanted to answer, and just a touch of magical realism. I literally could not put it down, and read it in one sitting.