Holly says: Who knew the graveyard was such a jungle?
Alison says: I adored this Newbery Award winner! I will admit I was a little worried that it would be too "creepy" for my taste - but I was hooked from the first page. The following quote from the Newbery website sums it up well:
A delicious mix of murder, fantasy, humor and human longing, the tale of Nobody Owens is told in magical, haunting prose. A child marked for death by an ancient league of assassins escapes into an abandoned graveyard, where he is reared and protected by its spirit denizens.Sue says:What a fun book! I really had no expectations when I started it and didn't know anything about it except that it was the pick for this month's book club. It has a very unusual story with fun characters and a satisfying conclusion. It is essentially a coming-of-age book, but with some very different aspects. Who knew so many interesting things happen in a graveyard?