Nobody Owens escaped when he was 18 months old from an assassin who murdered his family. Bod, as he is known, climbed out of his crib and toddled out the door into the neighbouring graveyard. The ghosts took him in and decided to raise him as a member of their extended family. They call him ‘Nobody’ because nobody knows his name, and he is like nobody else in the graveyard.
Comments from the Junior Owlets:
- Scary at the beginning but cleverly written so reader’s imagination took over.
- Found parts confusing ie: Dreamwalking.
- Liked how tings that we find scary such as ghosts & vampires were normal and caring.
- A little creepy in places.
- Chapters were very long as they were more like a short story.
- Drew the reader in.
- Liked the concept of a child being raised by ghosts.
- Some readers found it a little confusing.
- Illustrations were excellent.
- The whole idea of ghosts was quite appealing.
- Violence at the beginning was scary.
Final score out of ten: 7.7928564
And that wraps up Junior Owlets for another year. Check back in at the end of June to hear what we’ll be reading in September!