Book Review: Grave Matters

neil-gaimanReview by BENJAMIN G. GAN, 10

I like reading books by Neil Gaiman, because strange things always happen in them, and the kid in the story always has to figure out how to get out of the mess (or else!) with some help from friends or family. “The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish” is pretty funny, because it has a brother and sister exchanging stuff back to get their father back. “Coraline” is a bit scarier, since the girl in the story gets stuck in a different world where this evil woman (Other Mother) wants to keep her forever and take out her eyes (and put buttons in them instead), but instead of giving up, Coraline looks for ways to defeat the magic of Other Mother. (Can’t wait for the movie to show here!)

The Graveyard Book is not exactly a horror story, even though it’s about a boy whose family got killed by a man named Jack. The baby (later named Nobody Owens ) escaped the knife of the man named Jack because he crawled out onto the street and came to the graveyard where the man Jack followed him there by his smell (Jack has a keen sense of smell, but anyway baby poop smells aren’t hard to miss). (Read More)