The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman is a well-written and chilling tale of a boy named Nobody “Bod” Owens who grows up at a cemetery and protected by its ghostly residents from a mysterious man bent on killing him.
Bod is naive but intelligent and seeks a friend, a living one. He also wants to explore the world but the constant threat on his life interrupts his pursuit to be normal and his dreams.
It was hard to put the book down thanks to Gaiman’s vivid imagination, the intense but upbeat writing, and the absence of boredom. Each chapter was important and kept the plot at a high stake. And was I hit by feels and did I cry? Yes and yes.
After finishing the book, I felt haunted by its ghost. In a comforting way that is 🙂