Nobody Owens was just a toddler when Jack snuck into his home and murdered his family. Nobody managed to escape, and found refuge in the cemetery nearby.
That's where things get a little strange. Mr. and Mrs. Owens decide to take Nobody, or Bod, in and bring him up. They're ghosts who have been dead for a few hundred years. Together with the other ghosts in their graveyard, they raise Bod.
But then Jack comes back, more determined than ever to finish the job...
An engrossing and fun read. Lots of action and suspense as well.
This book won the Newbery Award.