The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman reads from 'The Graveyard Book'-  (approx. 5 minutes- You Tube video)

 [YA Fantasy]

The wee boy is awoken by noises. He toddles off exploring the house in the middle of the night, unwittingly escaping certain death because he wondered outside-outside into a nearby graveyard.

Neil Gaimans book follows the young life of 'Bod' Owens who is now an orphaned infant being raised in a graveyard- by ghosts! Within the spooky walls of the graveyard, Bod is safe. He is unaware that the person who killed his family is still trying to find him too.

His life within the graveyard and the impending danger that awaits Bod over the walls of his home entice the reader to imagine and invest feelings and thoughts into this story.

 How can Bod ever resume a life beyond these walls? How can Bod ever be safe?
If you enjoy this genre and titles such as Harry Potter, Hunger Games or The Jungle Book,  I would recommend this award winning novel for children of 11-12 years. A stunning read.


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