The title of this review explains a lot about the book. A boy’s parents were killed by a man named Jack. The boy wanders to a graveyard, then he gets taken in by the spirits. They don’t know what to do with him and then a Lady in Grey comes and tells them to take him in. He doesn’t know his own name cause he’s only a little boy so they call him Nobody. His guardian is not necessarily human, but as soon as you read about him, you’ll figure out what he is. Slowly, things unravel and re-ravel. As a mystery of the dead dancing with the living, giants snakes underground, enchanted necklaces, and a man named Jack become a much, much, much bigger threat.
The Graveyard Book is, again, about a graveyard and, yes, everything in the summary was completely true. The boy Nobody draws the line between the living and the dead. He lives in the graveyard and the real world (mostly in the graveyard). Occasionally, he meets a normal person, and everything goes wrong constantly.
I would recommend this book to anyone who likes murder mysteries, stories with a twist, and Harry Potter geeks. I like The Graveyard Book because it is a story of multicultural and multi-species characters. You probably know Neil Gaiman. This is the only book of his I’ve read, but I want to read the others. No spoilers should be told of this book because every event can be spoiled by one word.
(My dad read this to me so I didn’t technically read it.)