My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A book is good when you finished reading it quickly within a couple of days. But a book is great when after falling in love with the main cahracter you are sad to see him leave you. Nobody Owens is one of those characters who leaves you wondering. Wondering about life, people, and whether you lived life to it’s fullest. One of my favorite quotes is near the end of the story and is said by Liza, “Truly, life is wasted on the living, Nobody Owens. For one of us is too foolish to live, and it is not I. Say you will miss me.” (“The Graveyard Book”, by Neil Gaiman)
This story is beautifully written and poetic to the end. It is obvious why this book won the Newberry Award. Literature is not dead, and is found in “The Graveyard Book”.