This was a fantastic book. I had read just one other book by Gaiman prior to picking up The Graveyard Book. The book was American Gods and that was almost 6 years ago. I recommended it to everybody I knew and I am doing the exact same thing with The Graveyard Book.
After reading a synopsis of the book in late September—just prior to the books release—I marked it as a ‘to-read’ in my Good Reads book list. During one of our weekly trips to the library a couple of weeks ago, I picked The Graveyard Book for JQ to read. I thought he might enjoy it and I was reading Dead Until Dark at the time. He flew through it. I had no choice but to put DUD down and read TGB as soon as he was finished. I wanted to be able to talk about the book with him while it was still fresh for both of us. Right after I started the book I found out it was the named the 2009 Newbery Medal winner. Well deserved if you ask me.
Simple and brilliant. Written for teens but great for adults. JQ and I read it back-to-back in a handful of days. It’s riveting and a must read for anyone with a lively imagination. Now if we could just get to the theater to see Coraline.