Thursday, 27 August 2015

Review of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman


After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family . . . 

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This is a great coming of age book and a baby whose family is brutally killed. A very fast paced book, quick read. Even though the main character goes through amazing character growth, this growth is not extended to the secondary characters. It leaves you wanting to know more especially about Nobody's guardian and his first family. 
Once you get to the end, you realize the trick that has been played on you. Well I don't know if it's a trick or merely a realization in regards to cause and effect. I know my words a little confusing you'll just have to take my word for it this is a really good book. It's a story that will make you think especially at the end. 
4.5/5 diamonds 

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