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The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
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 -- an ancient Indigo ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060530945
ISBN-10: 0060530944
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 336
Edition: 1
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
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To start, I have to say that even though I have been reviewing young adult books, I have only been reviewing them from an adult point of view. I enjoyed reading this book so much and feel that, like his other book that I recently read, CORALINE, this is also a metaphor for growing up. That said, I shall revert to my young adult point of view.

I don't know that I knew much about metaphors and the like when I was younger, but overlooking any of that this was an awesome book to read. I enjoyed the characters throughout the book, especially the people who took care of Bod on a daily basis, like Miss Lupescu and Liza. The ending was kind of sad for me, though I knew it had to happen that way for the story to come to an end.

The story itself was very descriptive and I felt as if I was growing up along with Bod. The only thing that I would have changed is that I wanted to know more about The Jacks and the prophecy that they spoke of. THE GRAVEYARD BOOK is filled with wondrous creatures and I liked the few pictures that there were - they were very well-drawn and I would have liked to have seen more of them.

Overall, I rate this a fantastic read and give it 5 Stars.
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Such a quirky twist on a coming of age book. A touch of paranormal, a hint of romance with thrills and excitement. An enjoyable little book. Neil Gaiman reads his books oh so well, listened to this one on cd commuting. Loved every minute of the book. Gaiman is quite talented and tremendously entertaining.
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An enchanting and spooky tale. "Bod" is a lovable and unique character. I enjoyed the residents of the graveyard and the situations Bod experienced as he grew. It is a very imaginative and fun read.