Review; The Grave Digger by Rebecca Bischoff

Last year I was fortunate enough to recieve an ARC of the middle grade novel The Grave Digger by Rebecca Bischoff through Netgalley. I read it shortly afterwards, but I haven't published my review until now.

Description from Goodreads
In 1875 Ohio, twelve-year-old Cap Cooper is an aspiring inventor—and a reluctant graverobber—enlisted by his father to help pay for his mother’s medical expenses. When one of the dead returns to life at his touch, Cap unearths a world of dark secrets that someone at the local medical school wants to keep buried. On the brink of discovery, he’ll have to use every ounce of cunning he has to protect those he loves most and save his own skin. The Grave Digger is an eerie mystery set in the aftermath of the Civil War, filled with action, friendship, and a hint of the paranormal, perfect for those who enjoy reading late into the night and long after the lights go out.

My Thoughts on the Book
The Grave Digger is a somewhat dark and macabre book, but nontheless very interesting. It's part a social commentary on a range of topics from the 1800's, such as grave digging, race and gender issues and prostitution. All of this is dealt with in a nice way in this book. I also liked several of the characters in this book, Cap inlcuded.


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