The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

the graveyard bookSynopsys

Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place-he’s the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians’ time as well as their timely ghostly teachings-like the ability to Fade. Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead? And then there are things like ghouls that aren’t really one thing or the other.
This chilling tale is Neil Gaiman’s first full-length novel for middle-grade readers since the internationally bestselling and universally acclaimed Coraline. Like Coraline, this book is sure to enchant and surprise young readers as well as Neil Gaiman’s legion of adult fans.

Thoughts

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This little story was exactly what I was in the mood for. It’s the second year in a row that I read a Neil Gaiman’s book for Halloween and I’m thinking of making of this habit a little annual tradition since I love his spooky stories so much.

This was in general a very atmospheric, spooky and engaging little story. The plot is original and whimsical, the setting perfect for this time of the year and the characters so lovable that you can’t stop reading until the very end. the graveyard book.gif

The adventures Bod goes in, the ghosts and magical creatures he encounters along the way, the friendships he creates were so well written and wonderful to follow.

I was surprised by how much I was invested in the story, to the point where I even shed a few tears in the last chapters because of how much I grew to love our protagonist and his peculiar family.

It is a bit predictable but, keeping in mind that’s middle-grade I think it’s a delightful novel that had just the right amount of thrills and spookiness to put you on edge but never enough to actually feel scary or uncomfortable.

Overall

If for whatever reason you hadn’t read this already and were wondering if it’s worth it, I’d totally five it a try.

Have you guys read this? Did you like it? Let me know!

Until next time,

L

4 thoughts on “The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

  1. R A I N says:

    AHHHHHHHH!! I LOVE Neil Gaiman! The magic and wit in his words is SOO FUCKING ENCHANTING! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️ I read Good Omens and now I am DYING to read all the others as well, INCLUDING The Graveyard Book!! 😍😍❤️❤️❤️ SO I AM SOOO GLAD YOU ENJOYED IT, Leyre! And your review had made me all the more impatient to read this one!!

    AND THAT GIF IS SOOO BEAUTIFUL AND ON POINT! Loveddd itt!! ❤️❤️😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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    • ReadyouLeyre says:

      It’s the second time you’ve recommended Good Omens to me now.. Guess I really need to read it ASAP. I promise it will be my next Neil Gaiman read! I’ll let you know once I get a copy and start reading it! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

      THANK YOU SO MUCH ❤️

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      • R A I N says:

        I keep recommending it, dont it? 🤣🤣👻👻 BECAUSE I WANT YOU TO READDD IT ASAPPP! I would LOVE to know your views on it! 😍😍😍😍 Waiting for your reviewwwwwwww…so GET TO READING, hon! 😘💕

        You are MOST WELCOME, Leyre! ❤️❤️

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