I found this book in the teen section of the library and, by reading the jacket, was wondering how such a dark story could be classifed for chilren/teen. I should have had more faith of course. I am so impressed with the talents of Neil Gaiman. This story of the baby saved by and raised by ghosts is so interesting. It has a perfect balance of bad guys, courageous and inventive young people, paranormal occurences, and, yes, humour! Bonus feature for me was I enjoyed this story as an audiobook, read by author. It was well done and I'd recommend it to anyone, young or old.