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A Estranha Vida de Nobody Owens

A Estranha Vida de Nobody Owens - Neil Gaiman,  Fátima Andrade Three stars might not be a fair rating, so I've finally settled for four. After all, this is a children/young adult read (that Disney was inspired by to produced another dreamy film, yet to be released) and it should be regarded as so, but I found it hard (oddly enough) to read, it's been a really long time since I last read anything in this label I suppose. On the other hand, this is one of those books, as well as 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' which I have already reviewed here, that I'd love to read to a curious (perhaps slightly awkward) child.Most of you are aware that I'm a great admirer of Neil Gaiman's work, but I'd never read any of his books directed to younger readers and so, it was twice as interesting to get to this one. This is the story of a boy that is rescued from his parents' murderer by the sheepish inhabitants of a cemetery, where he lives a sheltered, magical life until he becomes school-aged. That's when his peculiar skills are put to the test and he discovers an even stranger (and much more riskier) world behind those gates. Once again, Gaiman recreates old myths (ghouls, ghosts, vampires, werewolves) and weaves them together into a humourous tale, that will surely appeal to small bookworms in the decades to come.