The Graveyard Book
By: Neil Gaiman
My Rating: FIVE out of FIVE STARS!
Best for: 10 and up
Delightfully Charming, Gaiman-ly Creepy…
Me to my 13-year-old daughter: “I just finished a book you HAVE to read!”
Daughter: “What’s it called?”
Me: “The Graveyard Book.”
Daughter: [Raises one eyebrow, initiates eye roll]
Me: “It’s about a baby boy whose parents and sister are violently murdered but he escapes and is raised by ghosts in a graveyard.”
Daughter: “Sounds creepy…”
Me: “Oh, it is. But it’s also charming, exciting, and very, very sweet.”
Daughter: [Concludes eye roll] “Huh.”
I loved it. She will too.
I also recommend the outstanding cast edition of the audio book! Get it here