The Greenglass House was one of my favorite books I've read lately. It was quieter, more thoughtful, than many of my recent reads. The story centers around a boy, Milo, who is of Chinese descent, but has only ever known his adoptive parents. He loves them very much, but has always wondered what his other family may have been. This creates some guilt for him and he tries not to think about it. It's Christmas break and Milo finishes his homework early so he can enjoy his break to its fullest, without surprises or distractions. Milo also likes things to go as expected, no surprises is the best way to go as far as he's concerned. However, the very unexpected happens. Guests begin to arrive at the inn his parents own, and where they all live. Furthermore, the guests all seem to be very mysterious about why they are there at all. Milo begins a game with a young girl where he has to use stealth, ingenuity and smarts to outwit a thief. This was such a great story. There were stories within the story and it just had a really great feeling to it. It was constructed as well as any adult mystery and I would recommend it to anyone of any age.