They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what if your adoptive parents are ghosts? According to Neil Gaiman, then it takes a graveyard.
The Graveyard Book begins with a rather ghastly murder where a baby boy is the sole survivor of his family. His unbridled curiosity saved him that night, leading him to wander out of his house and into the safety of the graveyard's gates. Young Nobody Owens grows up in this wonderland of tombstones and ghostly friends that tell him tales from their own eras spanning hundreds of years in the past. Drawing inspiration from Kipling's The Jungle Book , Gaiman uses his perfect concoction of some whimsical spookiness to tell a story about what it actually means to live in this world.