The Graveyard Book

Nobody Owens, or Bod for short, lives in a graveyard. This may seem odd, but other than his living situation, he's totally normal. Bod has been living there ever since his family was murdered. He's now being raised by the ghosts of the graveyard, with his main guardian being a man who can travel between the world of the living and dead. What adventures will Bod face? How can a boy who has the ghostly power to go unnoticed, lead a normal life? Can Bod ever make friends when his only friend thinks he's an imaginary friend? Bod can experience much inside the graveyard, but what will happen if he steps outside the graveyard? Is Jack, his family's killer, still after him? You must read "The Graveyard Book" to find out the ending to Bod's story.

This was a unique and witty book that I really enjoyed. "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman was unlike anything else I have read. Anyone who enjoys a good ghost story will want to pick this book up. I can't wait to read more about Nobody. This is a definite read for all the Nobodies who want to read about a Nobody.

Book Blurb for The Graveyard Book

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 . . . Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.

Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2011 4.50