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The Graveyard Book (2008)
by Neil Gaiman
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this had a cool premise and i liked how it showed the main character at different stages growing up and the different conflicts and elements of the world which were shown in those chapters. the boy raised by ghosts was an interesting idea as were other characters and elements. i liked the sleer and old burial in the hill. i do think that a lot of things could have been expanded on, there was definitely more potential for a lot of the stuff, but i guess it is a kids book and not everything has to be covered fully. i also thought the ending was a bit brief and underdeveloped and i didnt really see what role scarlet had, i thought she could have done more, but then again this was a kids book. still, i think it could have been longer but overall i enjoyed it and liked the ideas and the writing style ( )
I had read this one ages ago and I picked it up again itâs that good.
Nobody Owens grows up in a graveyard and is raised by ghosts because his family was murdered by the man Jack when he was a toddler. His guardian, Silas, is always looking out for him because the man Jack is still on the hunt for Bod.
As Bod grows up, we follow him on his adventures and learn to fall in love with a graveyard and its inhabitants.
It all leads up very nicely to the inevitable face down between Bod and the man Jack.
A beautiful and quirky coming of age story that should be required reading in school.
Absolutely love it.
Heartwarming coming of age and good pace. Loved it!!!!
Loved every minute of this book! Stayed up way past my bedtime 2 nights in a row to finish it. The character development was clever and deep. I cried and cheered Nobody through his journey. I'll be honest, I want more, the ending left me hungry for more books within this world. It's a great coming of age tale, and why it's so important to cherish learning and life.
Gaiman writes with charm and humor, and again he has a real winner.
Like a bite of dark Halloween chocolate, this novel proves rich, bittersweet and very satisfying.
This is fine work, from beginning to end, and the best bedtime story read-aloud material I've encountered in a long time. Can't wait until my daughter's old enough to read this to.
When the chilling moments do come, they are as genuinely frightening as only Gaiman can make them, and redeem any shortcomings.
While âThe Graveyard Bookâ will entertain people of all ages, itâs especially a tale for children. Gaimanâs remarkable cemetery is a place that children more than anyone would want to visit. They would certainly want to look for Silas in his chapel, maybe climb down (if they were as brave as Bod) to the oldest burial chamber, or (if they were as reckless) search for the ghoul gate. Children will appreciate Bodâs occasional mistakes and bad manners, and relish his good acts and eventual great ones. The storyâs language and humor are sophisticated, but Gaiman respects his readers and trusts them to understand.
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Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal.
Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual placeâ??he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachingsâ??such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.
Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?
The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association's "Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book," a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year. Don't miss this modern classicâ??whether shared as a read-aloud or read independently, it's sure to appeal to readers ages 8 and
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