Recommended for Readers
in Grades 7 and up
2009 - Newbery Award Winner
Bod Owens is just a toddler when his family is murdered. He wanders into a nearby graveyard, and the ghosts agree to raise him and teach him. As he ages, he considers leaving the graveyard, but he risks being threatened by Jack, who is still searching for him.
Nothing I've read is just like this book, and I always appreciate that journey. However, I never felt a strong connection with any of the characters the way I wanted to. The subject matter is dark and the world-building is intentionally odd, so this book has a narrower audience than some selections.
The best discussion questions, of course, are generated by and contemplated by readers. These questions are designed to avoid major spoilers about the book, and to provide a starting point for teachers, parents, and student reading groups.
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