The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

Recommended by Linda Gilbert (@MrsGilbertWeir)

Form and genre: Novel

Length: 160 pages

Summary: A child who can live between worlds is raised by ghosts in graveyard following the murder of his family.

Age recommendation and challenging content:

Opening scene is of a murder. It isn’t graphic but students should be aware of it.

Recommend for Y8 as a read for pleasure. This is not challenging enough for a KS3 class study.

Notable reasons for recommending this book: Gaiman weaves in supernatural legend and history.