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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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"You're always you, and that don't change. And you're always changing and there's nothing you can do about it."

This is probably going to be a shorter review because I really don't have that much to say about this book -- good or bad.

One of my favorite things about Neil Gaiman is that he always has these little nuggets of wisdom tucked away in all of his stories. He has a knack for wording things in such unique, thought-provoking ways, which I really enjoy. Gaiman's overall writing style in this book was beautiful and eloquent as always. I noticed strong similarities between The Ocean at the End of the Lane and Coraline, both of which are books that I really enjoyed.

The plot was definitely unique -- a boy who is raised in a graveyard by ghosts and spirits. This is a bit of a coming-of-age story, and the overall message is, I think, that one should not hide just because they are different, which is a nice sentiment that is taught in an unconventional way.

At the end of the day, I didn't have any issues with the characters or the storyline, and I enjoyed reading it, but I don't know if the story will stay with me for very long -- it just didn't blow me out of the water. Maybe I just wasn't in the mood for it and would enjoy it if I revisit it sometime in the future.

"Wherever you go, you take yourself with you."
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Reading Progress

October 22, 2016 – Shelved
October 22, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
October 27, 2017 – Started Reading
November 3, 2017 – Finished Reading
October 5, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read

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