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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

In General Fiction on July 2, 2010 at 7:31 pm

Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: Fiction/Children’s Fiction
Rating: ***/****
ISBN: 0060530928

This is my introduction to the world of Neil Gaiman & I was surprised that I enjoyed the book as much as I did. It’s a story about a boy named Nobody Owens who is adopted by a ghost couple (The Owens) in a cemetery after his family is brutally murdered. Well, that was a mouthful & considering it is written for children (at their reading level), it may come as a surprise that the book itself is not scary. In fact, I can believe most children could read this without much assistance from an adult & wouldn’t lead to any nightmares. It’s focused upon Nobody’s growth, his magical abilities in the cemetery, & how he seeks to find out more information about his family’s murderer.

What Nobody learns amidst all the death is the value of living your life fully. It’s a charming story that should be read by everybody.

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