My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Brilliant but frustrating twist at the end of this book that I should’ve seen coming. Highly addictive read. Can’t wait to find out what comes next and trust that Huntley finds happiness.
The reason for the silence … my hard disk crashed. To cut the long story short, here I am again, attempting to catch up on lost posts and reviews that were saved but not posted. Pray my memory serves me well.
Title: The Graveyard Book
Author: Neil Gaiman
Genre: YA Fiction
Year Published: 2008
Stand alone or series: Stand alone
Why I read it:
How much do I love thee, Harry? Let me count the ways …
I love how you have grown more matured and less hotheaded in this the last of your adventures. I love how you patiently bid your time to reveal your last strategy towards the end. The impetuous youth in your past would have rushed headlong into trouble and jeopardize the situation by being over anxious. But your sense of justice prevails as always.
I love how you really learned to listen to Hermione this time around, and chose to act for the greater good rather than shore up your defences with what would have been the most coveted weapon. In acting thus, you again showed us how truly selfless you are.
I love how you learnt to accept Snape’s actions and perhaps, understand why he was such a conflicted person in his love for your mother and his unwilling defence and protection of you. Reluctant though he may be, he was still shielding you from Voldemort until the very end.