Friday, 16 December 2016

Book Review: The Graveyard Book

The first book to be reviewed by our members is Neil Gaiman's 'The Graveyard Book'.  

As the blurb tells us, "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."  

But what did our members think of it?   Here's what Dan in year 7 had to say:  

"The Graveyard Book is home to one of my favourite things in books:  Cliff Hangers!  (It also gives me an excuse to read another chapter at night... and another... and another...).  The ending was a bit too rushed, but overall, I'd give this 4 out of 5 stars."  

So sounds like this one is well worth a read.  Fearnhill library has several copies so why not grab one and tell us what you think?  

For more Neil Gaiman books, check out his website here.