Rabbit Cake, by Annie Hartnett, is my favorite book of 2017, so far.
It is the story of Elvis Babbitt, a 5th grader, whose mother was a sleepwalker, who may or may not have committed suicide, possibly drowned accidentally, or had a brain tumor, but nonetheless died while she was swimming while sleepwalking one night. The book chronicles how Elvis, her sister Lizzie, her dad, her dog Boomer, and Ernest the parrot (whose voice sounds like her mothers') cope with the loss. It includes things such as baking rabbit cakes, an "ocean Jesus sculpture" made out of clay and other assorted items by an artist named Soda, how Lizzie has to go to St. Cloud hospital when she starts eating while sleepwalking , and in general what Elvis goes through as she works through the death of her mother.
It is a wonderful story. Well written. Honest. Original. Highly recommended x 10. That means you should read it.