The Graveyard Book

By Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman
  • Release Date: 2009-10-06
  • Genre: Fantasy
Score: 4.5
From 916 Ratings


Neil Gaiman's perennial favorite, The Graveyard Book, has sold more than one million copies and is the only novel to win both the Newbery Medal and the Carnegie Medal. Bod is an unusual boy who inhabits an unusual place—he's the only living resident of a graveyard. Raised from infancy by the ghosts, werewolves, and other cemetery denizens, Bod has learned the antiquated customs of his guardians' time as well as their ghostly teachings—such as the ability to Fade so mere mortals cannot see him.

Can a boy raised by ghosts face the wonders and terrors of the worlds of both the living and the dead?

The Graveyard Book is the winner of the Newbery Medal, the Carnegie Medal, the Hugo Award for best novel, the Locus Award for Young Adult novel, the American Bookseller Association’s “Best Indie Young Adult Buzz Book,” a Horn Book Honor, and Audio Book of the Year.


  • Yearly Read

    By Ashley Zavislak
    Read it once a year around Halloween. It’s a classic to me.
  • Hauntingly Good

    By The Literary Phoenix
    I quite liked this book. I go back and forth a lot on Neil Gaiman. I like his ideas, but not always his writing, and sometimes his characters are grand, but sometimes not. I adore Stardust, for example, but could never really get into American Gods. The Ocean at the End of the Lane lies somewhere in the middle. But I LOVED The Graveyard Book. Bod is a perfectly likable character. He is sweet and endearing, while also being very prone to trouble and doing the very opposite of what he has been told. I liked Sylas. I liked Liza Hempstock. I love the fact that there are three different books with the Hempstock women in them, and I like how that ultimately plays into the story from The Ocean at the End of the Lane. I like that Bod is always genuinely apologetic. I like the world that Gaiman builds. It is just one step over the line from ordinary to curious. He's very good at the aspect of "just beyond". Just beyond the gate, just beyond the wall, just down the lane... there is a world of magic. All in all, this is an excellent book. The ending is sweet and sad, and I won't give it away - you'll just have to read for yourself.
  • lol

    By SilverCreation
    sah dood
  • Pop

    By Mohel disposition
    I like book it be gooood
  • Great for adults... Not for kids

    By LegalparentLEO
    The Graveyard Book is a deep and sweet book.... For adults. My child read this as a summer reading and had nightmares for several weeks. Now if your child likes scary books, then this book would be good. But all though it gets good at the end, it scared my child to the point where they had to sleep with a lamp on. Sometimes my child would wake up afraid of this book. Reading that book for me was amazing- and horrifying. If I was a kid I would have been scared to death. My kid still can not drive by a graveyard without freaking out. I don't blame them. It is not meant for children. Over all it's a good book for adults, but not for children.
  • Even I liked it.

    By ExPalmNewton
    I am not much into the whole undead scene. The writing was so good however that I completely enjoyed it. I would not have even read it except an excerpt was included in a book of short stories I was reading. I fell in love with the character and setting and enjoyed spending more time there.
  • Pretty darn rad

    By Erika Bailey
    I am in 8th grade and I first read this book in 5th grade for a program at my school called "Battle of the books". I have read this book every year since then. I love this book so much and I recommend it to 4th-8th grade!
  • A favorite!

    By Lizyberger
    I've read this book twice. The first time I wasn't aware that it was a young reader book. It is a timeless story; sweet, exciting, layered.....
  • Great for all ages not just for kids

    By Mlp102
    I always loved Neil Gaimen's work this really made me love it it's a must read
  • yes!

    By WHOOHOO!1