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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Jul 14, 2012

it was ok
Read from July 14 to 16, 2012

I read this for a middle school book club that I am co-leading this summer. I did not pick this book, and I would not recommend it to anyone. It was just ... weird. And the first couple of chapters were kind of boring. It seemed like there was a good story somewhere in there, but it just didn't come out. The second to last chapter was where all the action was. Everything else was just build up to that point. And I couldn't help but think this was kind of a Harry Potter rip-off: bad tries to kill baby, boy grows up learning special powers from his caretakers (ghosts), boy must face the bad guy and save the world. I can't wait to hear what the book club kids thought of this one.

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