This was only my second Neil Gaiman read. After finally reading American Gods earlier this year, I wanted more. Now I have to wonder why it took me so long to finally begin reading Gaiman. This was a fantastic, imaginative, and compelling read from beginning to end. I highly recommend it. I think it might be classified as a children’s book. It has some scary imagery in it, but overall it isn’t too much for middle schoolers, I think.