The Ocean at the End of the Lane is by Neil Gaiman. A modern day adult fairy tale. When a middle aged man returns home for a funeral, he heads to a pond at the end of the lane where his childhood home used to be. There he remembers his experiences with a girl whose family lived on a farm at the end of the lane when he was seven years old. As memories of this past time coming flooding back, he seems to recall a time of danger and magic that changed his life forever - or did it? A magnificent and horrifying look at childhood terror, friendship, and bravery. One of Gaiman's best!
Ratings: 11th grade - 10 out of 10 - AC (mature thematic content) - V (violence).