The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
This book was published a while ago but I always see it circulating and after having finally read it, I know why.
Christopher Boone is the narrator in this slice-of-life story about his life. This book makes me think of the series The Life of Fred books. The story is raw, open, and the narrator one wants to hug and there are no angels in this book. Every character in the story is a real person with their flaws, even the police officer who is on a train with Christopher.
A great read for the beach for summer.