When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.
But there's another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Coraline will haveto fight with all her wits and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.
I read this book with my daughter. Actually she read it first and then I had my turn with the book. We both liked the book. I liked the book more than the movie, which we watched right after reading the book.
I found the book dark and creepy. I was afraid that my daughter would be scared but I think I was more disturbed about certain things than she was. I'm not sure what that means.... I love the way the author draws you in and keeps your attention. It also has his (un)usual humor. And the illustrations adds to the creepiness of the story.
Coraline by Neil Gaiman (4/5) Young Adult: Fantasy; Published: Harper Trophy (2002); Young Readers Challenge (8); 101 Fantasy Reading Challenge (2); 2009 100 + Reading Challenge (135);