The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book

Neil Gaiman with Dave McKean (Illustrator)

fiction fantasy middle grade adventurous fast-paced

312 pages | first published 2008

Description

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...
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Moods

adventurous 80%
mysterious 63%
dark 52%
emotional 37%
funny 27%
hopeful 26%
lighthearted 25%
reflective 15%
inspiring 12%
sad 10%
tense 8%
relaxing 6%
challenging 2%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 32%
slow 8%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Character: 36% | Plot: 15%

Strong character development?

Yes: 80% | It's complicated: 9% | No: 8% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 91% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 38% | Yes: 30% | It's complicated: 25% | N/A: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 50% | Yes: 26% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 4%

Average rating

4.12