Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
When Londoner Richard Mayhew finds a girl named Door, whom no one else can see, injured and bleeding on the sidewalk, he does what he believes is right, and helps her. Now his reality has become skewed, as if he doesn’t even exist, and he has a hard time coming to terms with the fact that Door is from London Below, a parallel world, even as he tries to help her find who killed her whole family, while trying to escape two ruthless assassins.
Loved loved loved this book! It’s Alice in Wonderland-like, but darker, and a bit creepy. Even though it’s considered fantasy, it’s very realistic, and I really hope Neil Gaiman decides to write a sequel, because I’d LOVE more from this world.
I give it an A-.
If you liked this book, also try Stardust, or the somewhat creepy children’s book (that adults love) Coraline, also by Neil Gaiman.