Release date: 2008
Genre: Ghost adventure
Target Audience: 10+
However, outside of the graveyard I found the plot a little slow. For example, when Bod travels through the Ghoul Gate I felt quite bored as I was reading it and couldn't wait for him to return to the graveyard. I can't help but wonder if Gaiman could have somehow changed the novel to make it exist only within the graveyard. Yes, it would have been an entirely different book but then I think it may have been a breathtaking one.
I think it is also worth noting that I was reading the Children's edition of the book. Personally, I am not one for illustrations and although Riddell's art is beautiful. I would have easily enjoyed the book without it. I hear there is a general consensus of preference for the illustrations in the Adult version.
Overall, I can honestly say this is a very cute and quirky novel which sparkles with originality. At times the plot moves a little too slowly but overall it is a wonderful story. I recommend it to anyone who likes humourous fantasy stories, ghostly adventures or has eccentric tastes in general.