Monday, May 9, 2011

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Winner of the Newberry The Graveyard Book is a remarkable story about a boy that lives in a cemetery. He came to the cemetery as a baby when his family was murdered. The residents of the cemetery, who of course are all ghosts, let him have the run of the place and decide to raise him, naming him Nobody Owens. Bod, short for Nobody, found a girl named Scarlett and they become friends, but Scarlett leaves. When Bod is older Scarlett comes back and makes friends with a Mr. Frost who is a local historian. Bod asks Scarlett if she could help investigate his family’s murder by asking the historian questions. Mr. Frost also known as Jack Frost tries to kill Bod. Bod and Scarlett go to the graveyard where Bod battles the Jacks of All Trades. Bod wins but after a year of living in peace gets old enough that he has to leave the cemetery and leave his ghost family.

This is one of the best books for young adults of all time and should be required reading.

5 Stars!!

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