Sunday, October 25, 2009

October 2009

Holly picked "The Graveyard Book" by Neil Gaiman and we gave it 3 1/2 stars.  We ate at Lone Star Taqueria in Salt Lake City at 2265 Fort Union Blvd.

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?

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