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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Mar 02, 2015

really liked it
bookshelves: children-s, sf-f
Read in October, 2008

Another good one from Neil Gaiman - though not necessarily his best ever. I'd like to hear this in the audiobook version. In fact, now that I think about it, I've really enjoyed all the Gaiman audiobooks I've listened to - must be something about the story-telling, rather than story reading.

Bod (short for Nobody) Owens has been raised by the ghosts in the local graveyard since his family was murdered by a mysterious stranger. This book - told in almost short-story like chapters - chronicles his life from toddlerhood to teenaged years. The characters are well thought out and likable, the plot is interesting, the ending seems just a touch forced (and I would like to know more about Bod's guardian and that whole crew) - but it's a good resolution.

I would recommend this to 4th - 6th graders and other Gaiman fans.

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