The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
It begins with a murder, a race through the night and help from the unlikeliest of sources. Little Nobody "Bod" Owens, orphaned and alone, is taken in by the ghosts of the neighborhood cemetery and protected from the evil Jack's that hunt for him.
For over a decade, the ghosts protect and raise Bod, as he explores and plays and discovers ancient places deep within the earth.
Over time he makes friends, goes to school, is abducted by demons and eventually faces the forces that initially tried to kill him as a toddler. Neil Gaiman creates a magical world that will resonate with readers as they watch grow up in the loving, vaporous arms of his ghost family.
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