Olive's Ocean by Kevin Henkes/ Well worth your time
I sift through so many YA books each week. It is an experience when I find one that such pleasure to read. This is not to say that there is a shortage of good YA lit, just that I'm still playing young librarian catch-up so I try to read it all. Sometimes I feel a little overwhelmed. The story of death of Olive Barstow just lifts off the pages. Henkes communicates the sense of uncertainty and immortality with such ease.