Synopsis from Goodreads:
After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod’s family . . .
Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
This is a really good book. I love that a boy gets to grow up in a graveyard unnoticed. Being able to be part of both the living and the dead is an interesting idea. One that is executed amazingly.
At the end I’m both happy and sad for him. SPOILERS! Happy because he can go out into the world and explore it. Sad because the only people he could call family are gone to him. Wonderfully brilliant!
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
WBC: Read a Newbery Winner.