I'm reading The Cat's Table by Michael Ondaatje (him wot wrote The English Patient). It's about an eleven-year-old boy emigrating to the UK from Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) in the '50s. It's alright, I'm about a quarter of the way into it, I'm enjoying it but am not particularly enthralled. It's told in lots of little snippets from the journey and as the character (not sure if it's meant to be autobiographical or not; the main character is called Michael and the author did travel by boat to the UK around that time) looks back on the voyage now he's older. This makes it very easy to pick up and put down, as most of the chapters are only a few pages long. The downside is that it's hard to really get into the book, so I would only tentatively recommend it right now.
Side note: the cover is gorgeous. Reminds me of David Frankland's cover illustrations for the Biggles and Mortal Engines series.