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The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book

by Neil Gaiman

Strength and Skill Quotes

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Quote #7

“This is my home. I can do things here.” (7.438)

Yep, we know that feeling. Something about being at home, and in our own space, makes us more powerful – stronger than we might be in another setting. For Bod, this is magnified since he can use his Freedom of the Graveyard powers to battle the Jacks only in the graveyard. Bod is probably also thinking that his graveyard buddies will back him up at home, but away from home he’d on his own.

Quote #8

Bod breathed in, Faded as deeply as he could Fade, and moved past the man like dust blown on an evening breeze. (7.484)

Aha! Bod is finally putting his lesson in Fading to good use. Without the ability to Fade and not be noticed, the Jacks would’ve snatched him up in a heartbeat. So, if Bod hadn’t chosen to master Fading, he might have failed to meet his destiny of getting rid of those guys.

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