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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Mar 06, 11

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What a creative concept for a novel!
While at first I thought this book was going to be awfully upsetting and frightening to some, and couldn't understand how it's target audience was children, I eventually grew to love it as much as everyone else. Once you get back the initial opening scene, there really isn't anything creepy about it - you actually grow to become less afraid of graveyards and everything in them.

This story is about a young boy who is raised by inhabitants of the graveyard up the hill from his childhood home - the home in which he escaped from after the rest of his family was brutally murdered by and unknown, evil man. He lives his years going by the name Nobody Owens, learning how to Fade and Haunt, and do basically just about anything the other "ghosts" are able to do. He enjoys his life, except for the fact that he is restricted from visiting the rest of the town, beyond the gates of the graveyard. This is however, for his own safety, as the murderer is still out there trying to find the boy and finish off the last member of the family he was meant to kill off so many years before.

Gaiman has written another brilliant novel -one that will pull you along with suspense and creativity the entire way.
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