The Graveyard Book review

Goodreads says: After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family . . .

Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

Great little book! I thoroughly enjoyed Nobody Owens and the ghosts in the graveyard! Fun, fanciful and fast paced, the book carries the reader along as Nobody finds his way thru life. 

Gaiman brings the characters to life (even the dead ones) with such flourish that I felt I could see them in my mind’s eye.  I was a bit skeptical at first but the story kept moving, gripping me more and more as it went. 

Another favorite I will have to buy in hardbound for my library – I give it an A!


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