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Where'd You Go, Bernadette. An agoraphobic woman deals with her issues as an upcoming trip approaches. She also skewers the many Seattle archetypes while she's at it. A true first as far as perspective goes. I've never read anything quite like it.
Some good suggestions and only a couple books I've read...I loved (and cried during) Eleanor & Park. The Graveyard Book was fascinatingly beautiful, like most of Neil Gaimann's books, And I'm adding The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared to my read list right now.