The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Review

Back in July, when I started planning my Halloween content, I ran across The Graveyard Book. So many people recommend it for Halloween. Of course, that peaked my interest. Keep reading to see my thoughts.

Nobody Owens lives in a graveyard. He was raised by ghosts, and watched over by a guardian who is neither dead nor alive. Join Bod in his adventures through the graveyard. There are a few dangers, but not as many as there are in the world of the living. There is a man named Jack that wants to kill Bod. He had already killed Bod’s family, and his search for Bod has not stopped.

My Thoughts on The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book is full of spooky adventures. It takes place in a misty, eerie cemetery. Bod is well-known throughout the graveyard, and each ghost has a story to tell. He is whisked away on adventures to the world of the ghouls, and he faced the Sleer. This book is packed with action.

It’s a quick read, but it might move a little too quick. Toward the climax, I became a little confused. I know the man Jack and his friends are after Bod, but I don’t really know why. Maybe I missed it, but I don’t think the motive was explained well. Also, I don’t understand the group’s purpose. It was hardly explained at all. I would like to have known more about them.

I didn’t realize how attached I had become to the characters until the end. Each character was instrumental to the story. While we didn’t learn much about each individual they still had a role in Bod’s life.

The Graveyard Book was a fun Halloween read. It had all the vibes that I want for this time of year.

My Rating: 4/5

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