It is often said that it takes a village to raise a child. In this book, it takes an unusual village to raise an orphaned child: a graveyard full of spirits from all walks of life and different time periods. Each ghost brings new adventures to young Bod’s life. Meanwhile, the murderers of Bod’s family are determined to kill Bod in order to prevent the fulfillment of a prophecy. Bod’s life becomes a wild ride, full of danger, suspense, twists and turns, with a trip into another dimension thrown in for good measure. This Newbery Medal winner by Neil Gaiman will not only appeal to fans of the supernatural, but also to anyone who just likes a good story filled with humor and mystery. —Scott Forsythe, ACPL Teen Advisory Board
The Graveyard Book is one of 25 Teens’ Top Ten nominees chosen by teen advisory groups from around the country. Read all about TTT here.