Thursday, May 17, 2012

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Cover imageHave you read this amazing book yet? If not, you must! Let me start with the opening sentence: There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife." How can you not want to jump into this novel immediately??? That sentence begins the story of Nobody Owens, known as Bod. One night, his parents and sister are brutally murdered, and Bod, only two years old at the time, innocently crawls out of his crib and toddles into a nearby cemetery. There he is adopted by Mr. & Mrs Owens (childless and dead for 250 years!) who gladly care for and protect him. And he really does need protection. Because, of course, the person who killed is family is still out there...

The Graveyard Book is a little bit of everything: humor, mystery, horror, and historical fiction. You will not be disappointed after reading this book, but you might be scared!


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