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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Nov 15, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: fantasy, young-adult, recommended, reading-aloud
Recommended for: the recently deceased
Read from October 27 to November 13, 2010

This book was an obvious choice when it came to something to read aloud to Luke (age 8). I've read a few of Gaiman's books and this one is aimed at his age group (without a dumbing down of vocabulary). The main character is an orphan raised by ghosts and others in a graveyard. He's given the name Nobody Owens, but goes by Bod. The story is creepy and weird, yet light-hearted. Luke enjoyed it and kept asking me to read more when I was going to finish for an evening. Finally, with about 30 pages left to go, he couldn't stand it and asked if he could continue reading it on his own before final lights out. He polished it off before I returned to turn out the light, then I finished it myself later that night. It's a cool story. We both enjoyed it.
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Reading Progress

10/27/2010 page 113
37.0% "Reading this aloud nightly to my 8yo. Both of us are very intrigued."
11/04/2010 page 166
54.0% "Luke (age 8) said, unprompted: "I like this book."" 2 comments
11/10/2010 page 220
72.0% "Wish I had Bod's skills for bullies when I was a kid!"

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Bryce Fischer I may read this to mine based on your (vague) review... He likes the Goosebump books, so maybe he'll like this.

Woodge It's spooky and cool. My son always wants me to keep reading.

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