Review~The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Goodreads Synopsis

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts.

There are dangers and adventures for Bod in the graveyard. But it is in the land of the living that real danger lurks for it is there that the man Jack lives and he has already killed Bod’s family.

The concept of this book is very simplistic with a few twists that makes it enjoyable. In this book, we following the life of Nobody Owens being raised by ghosts in a graveyard after his family been murdered. We see him grow up from a baby to a teenager where he goes through many adventures in both the graveyard and out in the living world where we see him meet new friends, go to school and even just looking around the town where he is very much in danger.

First I want to talk about the world itself. To us it is just a graveyard in a middle of a small town. Pretty small world. But if you look at it in Nobody Owens’s point of view it is really huge and getting out of the graveyard into the world of the living is a big deal for him, because he spent most of his childhood stuck in a graveyard being told many times that there are lots of dangerous things happening outside the graveyard so you can imagine why going out of the graveyard would be a big deal for Nobody. Even when he was a toddler/child the graveyard is a big place for him where he finds weird stories and secrets within the graveyard. Some from ghosts who live there and others from unknown creatures.

Nobody Owens himself is an interesting character. He is always curious, always wanted to learn, and based on his situation trying to understand between the dead and the living since he himself can see ghosts. There is no doubt about it he is an odd child and would be considered an outcast but it is this kind of character that makes the story endearing. I wouldn’t want Nobody Owens any other way.

Overall it is very interesting and a simple read. There were a few choppy areas that were a little hard to follow when Nobody becomes a few years older but otherwise enjoyed it. Be warned as it does have a bittersweet ending that broke my heart a bit.

I give it a 4/5 Stars.

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Happy Reading! šŸ˜€


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