Author: Neil Gaiman
Publication Date: 2002 (2012)
Publishing House: HarperCollins
I prefer to find books organically. typically this means stumbling upon them at used bookstores. After finishing Horrorstor on a trip and not having any other books with me, I decided to stop in at the local Half-Priced Books. Yes, this is a kids book but it’s also a Neil Gaiman book and worth the read.
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 have to fight with all her wits and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.
A little creepy and spooky is fun. This book is a quick read but it looks at moving forward and being brave – especially when you are scared. The other mother is creepy and spiderlike with long white hands. Her button eyes, free of expression don’t help either. Coraline is a child and has way too much energy to sit still and her love of exploring along with resourcefulness helps to keep her going.
I suggest this book to those that don’t mind something creepy, to those that want a bit of a scare and those that enjoy reading stories by Neil Gaiman. Have you read Coraline or seen the movie? What did you think? Let me know in the comments and happy reading.
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