M is for Magic


Title: M is for Magic: Stories

Author: Neil Gaiman

Summary: Neil Gaiman is best known for his science fiction and graphic novels. But in recent years, he has also written books for younger readers, including the soon-to-be-a-movie Coraline, and the Newbery Award-winning The Graveyard Book. A great way to get introduced to this versatile author is this excellent short story collection.

From a boy who goes to a party with beautiful girls who happen to be ghosts, an old lady who finds a very precious item at a thrift store, to the chilling answer to why a stray cat gets injured every night, these stories will haunt you.  Read it with the lights on!

Who will like this book: This terrific collection would work for older teen readers (and adults) who like their fantasy with just a touch of horror, or comedy, or cold-sweat creepiness.

If you like this, try this: Keep going with Gaiman: Try Coraline. For mature readers, American Gods. And for fun, The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish.

Recommended by: Nicole, Teen Librarian