Teen Book Discussion
September 27, 2010
Antioch Branch, October 4 at 6:30. Fantasy, adventure, travel, mystery. What is your favorite genre of book? Come and be a part of our Teen Book Club. Read one book per month, and then come and join us for lively discussions. Refreshments served. For September, we are reading:
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman. An assassin creeps upstairs to murder the only survivor of a slaughtered family. But the baby boy is gone. Innocently, he has climbed from his crib, bottom-bumped downstairs, and headed outside before toddling into a nearby graveyard. There, ghostly Mrs. Owens, who has always longed for a child, realizes his danger and determines to adopt him. A lively debate erupts among the graveyard ghosts. Mrs. Owens finally gets her way after Silas, a mysterious visitor in the graveyard, volunteers to be his guardian and to bring him food. The baby, formally named Nobody Owens, is voted the freedom of the graveyard, and there he thrives, loved and cared for. The freedom of the graveyard bestows ghostly talents, and Bod is taught useful skills like Fading and Haunting. But beyond his safe home, there is danger. Bod stumbles into frightening adventures in this world and another, and Silas faces death fighting an ancient Fraternal Order determined to kill the boy.
Copies of The Graveyard Book are available at the library.
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