The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
Published by HarperCollins; 2008
This July I am hosting a read along of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, since we had such fun reading American Gods. (There will be a read along of Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman in August). Anyone can join at any time. The schedule will follow the same Monday Discussion Questions/Tuesday Reaction post format, but I am open to readers contributing discussion questions. All I ask is that they be emailed to me by 7pm EST, Sunday night. (jenniferlladd (at) gmail (dot) com) Below you will find the details about The Graveyard Book and the read along schedule.
The Graveyard Book synopsis via Goodreads: After the grisly murder of his entire family, a toddler wanders into a graveyard where the ghosts and other supernatural residents agree to raise him as one of their own.
Nobody Owens, known to his friends as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn't live in a sprawling graveyard, being raised and educated by ghosts, with a solitary guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor of the dead. There are dangers and adventures in the graveyard for a boy. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, then he will come under attack from the man Jack—who has already killed Bod's family . . .
Beloved master storyteller Neil Gaiman returns with a luminous new novel for the audience that embraced his New York Times bestselling modern classic Coraline. Magical, terrifying, and filled with breathtaking adventures, The Graveyard Book is sure to enthrall readers of all ages.
For more info on how Neil Gaiman came up with the idea of The Graveyard Book and characters, explained by Neil Gaiman himself, visit The Mouse Circus here. Click on the tour QA tab.
July 1st - Reading Starts
July 9th - Chapter 1 & 2 discussion questions posted.
July 10th - Chapter 1 & 2 reactions posts up.
July 16th - Chapter 3 & 4 discussion questions posted.
July 17th - Chapter 3 & 4 reaction posts up.
July 23th - Chapter 5 & 6 discussion questions up.
July 24th - Chapter 5 & 6 reaction posts up.
July 30th - Chapter 7 & 8 discussion questions up.
July 31st - Chapter 7 & 8 reaction posts up.