“You’re always you, and that don’t change, and you’re always changing, and there’s nothing you can do about it.”

Nobody Owens is a toddler when his entire family is brutally murdered. He wanders into a graveyard where the dead agree to care for him and raise him as their own.

Over the years, Nobody, known as Bod to his graveyard family, must stay in the graveyard to remain safe. As the orphan’s mystery unfolds, we learn what sinister force wishes to harm him. In the meanwhile, Bod’s life is pretty ordinary- for a boy growing up in a graveyard.

This delightful book has the magical realism and mix of human emotions and fantastic happenings that Gaiman is known for. It is an excellent middle grade read. Gaiman, himself, reads the audiobooks (as he does with many of his stories) and gives a fantastic audio rendition of the story. There is also a graphic novel version of the book that is split into two halves. With three versions to choose from, this book is sure to find a way to delight most readers.