Swamplandia! (Vintage Contemporaries) by Karen Russell is a very good book. It's kind of sad though.
It's pretty bizarre. It's about a quirky family that runs Swamplandia, a decrepit alligator theme park. I guess it's the coming-of-age story of the little girl who narrates. It's really great writing but I sort of hate what happens in the story. Have you read it? I don't want to give away the ending if you haven't read it. I don't know. It's kind of disturbing, partly because it's written so well. I don't think this book report is helping you very much.
I really liked reading it for a book club where I could process and discuss. I'm not sure this is a good one to read just for "pleasure." I was going along following the little girl's perspective and then (SPOILER) I had the most sickening paradigm shift where I realized I'd been taken in by her naivete. It didn't feel good, but it's a feat of writing. Kind of a creepy feat, I suppose. I don't know, man. Read it if you want and tell me what you think.