Exploring Outside the Graveyard
Chapter 6 – Nobody Owens’ School Days
Silas allows Bod to go to public school. Bod is not supposed to draw attention to himself but he can’t help intervening when he discovers bullies terrorizing kids.
Bod leads Mo and Nick to the cemetery, fades, and fills them with fear. When they continue bullying, Bod dreamwalks and scares them more.
Mo has her uncle, a policeman, pick Bod up for questioning. Liza shows up and goes after Silas. The cop car hits a man in the road and stops. It is Silas who wraps Bod up in his arms and takes him home to the grave yard.
Chapter 7 – Every Man Jack
Silas disappears and the Grave Yard is in a tizzy about how to take care of Bod. Bod questions the Owens’s about The Man Jack. He is angry Silas hadn’t killed him when he had the chance. Mrs Owens says Silas is not a monster.
Scarlett and her mother move back to town after her parents divorce. Scarlett gets lost and meets nice Mr. Frost in the cemetery. He takes her home and her mom tells them of Scarlett’s imaginary friend in the graveyard when she was little. Mom invites Mr. Frost to dinner.
Bod learns revenge is a dish best served cold – or perhaps not at all. Bod and Scarlett meet again and she tells Mr. Frost.
In Krakow, Silas, Miss Lupesco and the rest of the Honor Guard battle evil forces in a cave. Miss Lupescu falls in battle and dies.
Scarlett discovers that Mr. Frost is staying in the house where Bod’s family was killed. Mr. Frost wants to meet Bod. When they meet Mr. Frost becomes Jack and tries to stab Bod. More Jacks, Jacks of All Trades, show up. Bod and Scarlett escape to the graveyard and the Jacks follow.
Bod hides Scarlett on the Sleers stairs. He tricks and traps all the Jacks except The Man Jack who went after Scarlett. Jack catches Scarlett in the Sleers cave and holds a knife to her throat.
Bod follows them and tells the Sleers that Jack is their master. The three-headed snake wraps Jack in its coils and pulls him through a wall.
Scarlett is terrified and furious with Bod for putting her in such a scary situation. Silas takes her home and helps her forget. She and her mom move back to Glasgow.
Since the Jacks are gone Silas takes Bod outside for pizza.
Chapter 8 – Leavings and Partings
Things are changing; Bod can no longer always see the dead. He is growing up and his powers are fading. Silas gives him a suitcase, money and a passport to go out in the world and sadly says goodbye. Mrs. Owens cries and sings to her son as she lets him go. Bod tries to hug her but can no longer touch her. Bod is happy to travel into the world and meet living adventure head on. He knows that one day he will return to the graveyard.