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The graveyard book
Gaiman, Neil
Children's Fiction GAIMAN

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Avatar for WolfMoon WolfMoon said:
Scared the pants off me in fifth grade, but a book about a kid who talks with ghosts called "Bod" (short for "Nobody") is awesumm.
posted Nov 28, 2012 at 4:14PM
Jack said:
This is an awesome book about a boy and ghosts. It's scary and creepy and fun to read.
posted Jun 21, 2012 at 1:35PM
Jack said:
This is an awesome book about a boy and ghosts. It's scary and creepy and fun to read.
posted Jun 21, 2012 at 1:35PM
Avatar for chelliebel chelliebel said:
This was one of the best books i've read in a long time. Very poignant and fabulous storytelling.
posted Jun 12, 2012 at 2:53PM
Avatar for Marsap Marsap said:
The winner of the 2009 Newberry award, this book tells the tale of Nobody Owens, a young boy, who, after his family is murdered, is adopted and raised by the occupants of a graveyard. I loved this fantasy filled with memorable characters - living and dead. Humor helps soften the bittersweet exploration of life and family. The tension ratchets up as Bod's opponents track him down and all the threads weave together to a wonderful resolution.The scariest parts aren't the ghosts and ghouls in the graveyard, but the dangers that lurk outside the gates. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone younger than middle-school age. 5 out of 5 stars.
posted May 21, 2012 at 11:33AM
Kenmei said:
Really really really interesting!! A fun book that will keep you reading ’till the end.
posted Dec 20, 2011 at 8:36PM
Chad said:
This is a really fun book about a boy who lives in the graveyard and is raised by the ghosts trying to protect him from a man that killed his family. Lots of suspense!
posted Jun 21, 2009 at 11:51AM
Chad said:
This is a really fun book about a boy who lives in the graveyard and is raised by the ghosts trying to protect him from a man that killed his family. Lots of suspense!
posted Jun 21, 2009 at 11:51AM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
The Graveyard Book is actually not a teen book—it’s a kid’s book, the 2008 winner of the esteemed Newbery Prize for children’s literature. But its storyline begs to differ. The book begins with a serial killer picking off the members of a family in the dead of night. The lone survivor is a baby. With no family and no home, the little tot wanders up to the town graveyard, is adopted by the ghosts who haunt the hill, and bestowed with the appellation of Nobody “Bod” Owens. The boy faces dangers within the graveyard and without, but the tale is ultimately charming and sophisticated—just what we expect from author Neil Gaiman, who is equally at ease writing his unique brand of fantasy for adults, young adults, and children. The Graveyard Book, much like that other fantasy about an orphaned boy (Harry Potter, anyone?), is an ideal crossover title for ages eight to thirty-eight to eighty-eight.
posted May 18, 2009 at 1:29PM
Avatar for Jody W. Jody W. said:
Won the 2009 Hugo Award and 2009 Newbery Medal. Bod’s adventures growing up in a graveyard gave me shivers, made me laugh, and inspired me to cry. Lovely read. The audio book is excellent, too!
posted Mar 3, 2009 at 3:04PM
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