I’ve always liked Neil Gaiman. I read Stardust, Good Omens and American Gods before I read The Graveyard Book. I rather liked this book because, even though it was written for children, it was still pretty sophisticated. The way I usually read books is a little differently from the way my friends have described for themselves. I like to take the words and create an image in my head. The more descriptive the book the better I like it. The concept of science changing in the world around the ghosts and them finding out that the world is round was… I can’t think of a word to describe it. Somewhere between awesome and hilarious. The fact that they couldn’t stray far from their graveyard was so old-fashioned. But they found a way around it and were able to visit the rest of the world, have fun, meet others. But I think they should have told Nobody before they went on their adventure. He might have been able to help with them almost fading away at the end. The “villain” was interesting, how he was partially just in their heads. I liked this book and would recommend it to anyone, no matter what they usually read. There’s something in it for everyone. I was touched by this book and that’s a feat, especially after I read The Bridge to Terabithia. I forgot how it’s spelled. But definitely read this if you haven’t yet. Or reread it if you have. It’s worth it.
Review by Caitlin