Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

"Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren't really one thing or the other. " -GoodReads

This was a fun, creative book. I really enjoyed the story and getting to know Nobody Owens. Since he is raised by ghosts from all different times he is able to gain a very eclectic education. He is full of curiosity and is constantly getting himself into trouble. The story fallows Bod as a baby into his teens. It was fun watching Bod grow up and I was sad when the story ended. Silas, his guardian, was an interesting character and you’re always wondering just what is going on under the surface. Although the book has a satisfying ending, it would be fun to have a sequel and see what new adventures Bod gets into. I think this is a book both kids and adults would enjoy.

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