The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

31 May

Challenges – June Reading Circle
1001 Childrens Books you must read

Synopsis – Winner of the Newbery Medal When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him – after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod’s life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

My Thoughts – I picked this one up for the reading circle this month and i really loved it! It has all the good markings of a good childrens/young adult story. A ‘hero’ who is a young boy, something a bit out of this world, this time ghosts, and also a bad guy. I picked this book up and couldnt put it down. The illustations in my book were beautiful too. i havent read anything else by this author and i definitaly will read more now! Cant wait to start discussing this further!

Rating – 4/5

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2 Responses to “The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman”

  1. Bryoak June 5, 2011 at 6:20 am #

    I alos loved this book and coudln’t stop reading it. I just wish I had a YA here at home that enjoyed reading so I could pass it onto him…

    • shelovestoread June 5, 2011 at 3:30 pm #

      i dont have anyone else to pass the books onto either, just fellow book bloggers 🙂

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