by Liz Jensen
This is another weird book, but I still liked it a lot. The main character is a 9-year-old boy named Louis Drax. Every year something violent seems to happen to him. One year it was cot death, another salmonella poisoning. On the day of his ninth birthday, at a picnic with his parents in the mountain, Louis falls off a cliff and winds up in a coma.
The story is told from several different perspectives: Louis's, the father's, the mother's, the doctors'. This is a book that I wouldn't rave about, but I think it was definitely an above average read.