Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Graveyard Book The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
A very good book. Bod is an interesting character, and his guardians and teachers are fun and funny. I'm pretty sure nothing Gaiman writes can ever be boring, and this one is no exception. For the record, I'm absolutely over the moon that a book I feel great about recommending to my kids, won the Newbery medal. An author I know, and a book I was going to read anyway, won. Imagine that. The only reason there are not five stars on this review, is that I felt the story was too....well....easy, i guess is the best way to describe it. I never questioned that everything would be fine, that it would all work out in the end. It was missing a little suspense, but perhaps that's a symptom of a story based on a classic novel. Anyway, read this book, and recommend it to lots of kids. This year, we've got a winner we can stand behind, at least I can. If you don't like dead people, you'll have to wait another year.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved this book too, and am so happy it won. CG