The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book - Neil Gaiman After 7 years, I finished this book. I originally got a copy when going to a reading in Seattle, when Gaiman was promoting the release of The Graveyard Book (though, honestly, 14 year-old me was more excited for the Coraline film preview.) I don't know why it took me so long to finish this- I got to the third to last chapter at some point and just forgot it in my mire of mental health problems and school troubles, I guess.

I'm glad I finished it though. The ending was perfect when coming down from the climax of the story, and it leaves you hopeful for Bod while also feeling like the story was complete enough to be satisfactory. Many elements of the story are vague enough to leave you wondering but still allow you to draw your own conclusions. (Such as Silas, for example.)

I'm sad about Scarlett- I was very happy for her reaction at the end, it was realistic, but it seemed over too fast with her part in the story.

I've always been unsure about Gaiman- I love his children's books but hate everything he's written for adults. I feel like The Graveyard Book is his best writing honestly, along with Coraline. Top 2 for sure. Followed by those picture books... Then everything else way at the bottom.