Bod Owens: Bod's family is murdered by the man Jack, and Bod is adopted by a family in the local graveyard. He is clever, adventurous, and brave, and has a strong sense of independence. These attributes often get him into trouble, but also help him find his way through the dangers of the graveyard.
““I want to see life. I want to hold it in my hands. I want to leave a footprint on the sand of a desert island. I want to play football with people. I want,” he said, and then he paused and he thought. “I want everything.””
“In some ways, you've won. I'm leaving school. And in another way, you haven't. Have you ever been haunted, Maureen Quilling? Ever looked in the mirror wondering if the eyes looking back at you were yours? Ever sat in an empty room, and realized you were not alone? It's not pleasant.”
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