- Category: Teens
- Last Updated: Monday, 12 May 2014 15:25
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Review by Teresa Schmidt, librarian
When a man named Jack brutally murders his family, a young baby escapes his house and toddles up the hill to the local abandoned graveyard/nature preserve. Realizing that he is all alone, the "residents" of the graveyard take the baby in, giving him their protection and the Freedom of the Graveyard. What follows is the story of Nobody Owens, a child adopted by ghosts and creatures of the night.
Nobody ("Bod" for short) has a series of adventures as he discovers what it is like to walk the borders between the living and the dead. Since Jack is still looking for him, Bod is forbidden to leave the graveyard.