“…Only a Pauper, Who Nobody Owns.”

Novelist Katy King and I agree that one of the best stories we’ve read this year is Neil Gaiman’s THE GRAVEYARD BOOK. This stunning, charming, challenging and poetic Young Adult novel stays with you a lot longer than you’re going to expect.

The illustrations by Dave McKean add a lovely innocence and sense of fun to the tale, which alternates between silly and sinister and soulful.

The 2008 novel (Harper/Harper Collins) is a classic fairy tale smashed into a rollicking adventure novel, then blended through the lens of a coming-of-age fable.

Have you read THE GRAVEYARD BOOK? We’re interested in hearing other reviews. Care to recommend other books in this same vein?

About danahaynes

Dana Haynes is the author of ICE COLD KILL (2013), BREAKING POINT (2011) and CRASHERS (2010) from Minotaur and St. Martin's Press.

Posted on March 26, 2012, in Blog and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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