Top positive review
A beautifully crafted story, written with love of great plots
22 October 2015
I really liked this books, it's set after a triple murder with only a toddler that survives. That toddler then gets sanctuary in an old graveyard, where he becomes a resident and is looked after by the dead residents of the graveyard.
It sounds like it would be a dark tale but in fact it's intriguing. There is a story that comes out in the very end as to why this boy has ended up where he is, and how not only the boy is a hero but also the people looking after him. It goes with the saying it takes a village to bring up a child.
He does meet living people even makes a friend, and this plot makes the ending for the boy tragically educating. Learning that different folk and acceptable in social terms doesn't equate even though may indeed be quite nice and thoughtful souls , ignorance reigns supreme. The boy remains in a naive world for quite a long time, but his own curiosity and cleverness moves him to the right side of the path of life and the story changes quite dramatically from adventures with ghouls, witches and murderers, to conversations with poets, guardians and a live little girl. A great book for all ages , for all time.