Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Book Review: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
This YA novel is the story of a child who is raised by ghosts in a graveyard after his family is murdered. The murderer knows he missed a little child, and continues to hunt the child. It’s a coming of age tale, where the boy is only safe in the graveyard, but safe is a relative term. The ghosts give him the name “Nob”, short for “Nobody.” The world of the living has no idea there is a child growing up in an urban graveyard.

Nob has many adventures, meets many interesting people, including a normal girl, but he knows his parents killer is still out there and wants to kill him. Nob gets into all sorts of trouble, makes some great friends as well as enemies, and needs to use every scrap of knowledge he's learned if he is to avoid his family's fate.

The characters fascinate, and not only Nob, but a cast of characters take on life and help shape the curious lad who lives in a crypt.

A great read.

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