Today, I thought we’d discuss the setting of the book. Obviously, the setting is a big part of The Graveyard Book – it is there in the title! To be more precise, however, the setting is a graveyard in Britain. Thus, the residents of the graveyard span from pre-Roman to slightly more modern times (although I don’t remember residents from the 20th century). What would the book have been like if the graveyard had been in a different country? What kinds of characters would be the same and which would have been different?
The residents of the graveyard are the primary “people” that Bod interacts with while growing up. Hows does having interactions with people from different periods of time influence his upbringing?