Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Rating: 5.0 /5.0
I actually read this book for about two years ago, and it gave me shivers, I tell you! Then, I came across it when I was cleaning my bookshelf-and voila! I immediately devoured it (again).
One thing I loved about this book is that Mr. Gaiman doesn't tell. He shows. He puts a lot of details that will keep your brain working and will make you ask questions like:
"What is Silas?" or "Is Scarlett Indian?" etc.
There are also times when I read the same sentences over and over again because it's just too heartbreaking or heart-thumping. If you've never felt sorry for a fictional character before, you will now. Nobody Owens (a.k.a. Bod) is one of those innocent children that you just want to protect for the rest of his life. You're heart'll probably go pitter-patter while reading the last two chapters of the book. It was INTENSE. You'll be also wishing your family were ghosts...well, not really.
Anyway, this book is a must-read-before-you-die. I promise you, you won't be disappointed.
"...But between now and then, there was Life; and Bod walked into it with his eyes and his heart wide open."