The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman #YA #BookReview

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Graveyard

When a baby escapes a murderer intent on killing the entire family, who would have thought it would find safety and security in the local graveyard? Brought up by the resident ghosts, ghouls and spectres, Bod has an eccentric childhood learning about life from the dead. But for Bod there is also the danger of the murderer still looking for him – after all, he is the last remaining member of the family. A stunningly original novel deftly constructed over eight chapters, featuring every second year of Bod’s life, from babyhood to adolescence. Will Bod survive to be a man?

My Review

This unusual story is not typical of the style of books I would choose but I knew after reading Good Omens that Neil Gaiman is a writer to follow.  Written for Middle Grade readers The Graveyard Book is also perfect for adults.  After a horrifying introduction when three…

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