The Graveyard Book – Neil Gaiman

**Winner of 2009 Hugo Award, 2008 Newbery Award, and a Locus Award for best YA Novel. **

Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy.

He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead.

There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy-an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer.

But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family. . . .

A weird, but touching tale of friendship and family that proves that even after we’ve stopped living, we can still love.  Bod is a wonderful character and his adventures are interesting. Recommended.   – Jessica, Teen Librarian

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