|Nomadic SA Chick||
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 . . .
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.
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I loved the premise of this story. The idea of a toddler being abandoned in a graveyard and beign raised by ghosts is utterly creepy, and awesome sounding. I did go into this story not expecting much because it is a YA story. What I learned from this story was that Gaiman is not a good YA author. He has great prose for an older audience and knows how to bring out the creep factor. With this book you could tell he was holding back, and some great plot lines went untouched to keep the concept as simple as possible. I'm glad I read this one because I love Gaiman's works, but this is not one of his better pieces.
I give this a 2 out of 5.