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The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
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Dec 02, 2013

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bookshelves: 1-0-2015-reading-challenge, darkness, nerd-den

I loved the premise of this story. The idea of a toddler being abandoned in a graveyard and beign raised by ghosts is utterly creepy, and awesome sounding. I did go into this story not expecting much because it is a YA story. What I learned from this story was that Gaiman is not a good YA author. He has great prose for an older audience and knows how to bring out the creep factor. With this book you could tell he was holding back, and some great plot lines went untouched to keep the concept as simple as possible. I'm glad I read this one because I love Gaiman's works, but this is not one of his better pieces.
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Reading Progress

December 2, 2013 – Shelved
December 2, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
December 30, 2014 – Started Reading
January 5, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
January 9, 2015 – Shelved as: 1-0-2015-reading-challenge
February 22, 2015 –
page 150
48.08%
February 24, 2015 –
page 238
76.28%
February 24, 2015 – Finished Reading
March 17, 2015 – Shelved as: darkness
March 17, 2015 – Shelved as: nerd-den

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