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Book Review of The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book
The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genres: Children's Books, Horror
Book Type: Paperback
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Once upon a time, there was a Boy Who Lived, despite the evil force that destroyed the rest of his family. And he was helped into manhood in a special place, unseen by most of the world, and protected and nurtured by people with skills and powers-- Wait a minute. Haven't we read this before? Well, not exactly. Because despite its Potterian echoes, this is a different story, with a very different resolution. And Gaiman manages to do it in a helluva lot less than seven volumes. Written (and acknowledged, by way of a Newbery Medal) as a YA book, it can also be enjoyed by readers whose growing-up years are far behind them. (In fact, those folks will probably enjoy Gaiman's Newbery speech almost as much as they enjoyed the story that earned the award.)