March 31, 2009
"The Graveyard Book" is Gripping!
I really loved this book! It was so original that I didn’t really know where it was going to take me next, but I was totally up for the ride. This review is hard to write because I do not want to give anything away. I’ve only read “The Graveyard Book” and “Coraline”, but I feel like Gaiman is a wonderful storyteller who develops an alternative world that seems like something out of a dream; however, he makes the dream world a reality. I truly believe this book deserved both the Cybil and Newbery awards. Nobody’s story is worth a listen; it is filled with mystery and adventure that I could never have imagined.
I have to admit that I could be slightly biased because I do enjoy exploring graveyards. It may sound weird, but they all have different personalities. I bet I’ll be thinking about this book on my next excursion.