“There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife.”
Once these first words are read you have embarked on a journey that will briefly horrify and break your heart before leading you up a path which—if you are an adult— will reconnect you with everything you have forgotten about being a child. Children themselves will appreciate the author never underestimating their perception of the world and become enveloped in this beautifully written tale.
Nobody Owens is growing up in the cemetery with a wondrous right known as Freedom of the Graveyard. His safety requires he stay behind its brick walls, iron railings and under the watchful eye of its residents. Whilst growing up with Bod you’ll want to wrap yourself in the pages of this eloquent novel and disappear, knowing something as clever and captivating as this witty tale will end all too soon.
The only written words that can do this novel justice are its own, and the world they create will linger long after you have finished the last page. Read this book—read it now.
©2011 Bella Bowie