Jan 19, 2014

Book Exchange: Coraline

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.


At our book exchange my friend Lizzy gave me this book. I borrowed the text from Neil Gaiman's website. Which is actually really interesting as it contains a lot of information. There's a great tenth anniversary edition of the book and you can find more about it at www.mousecircus.com. The book originally came out in 2002 and has won quite a few awards. 
Lizzy gave me the book and told me it would be a must read because it's really scary. Even though it's for kids, it's very skillfully thought out and written and I can recommend it to all grown ups who don't mind reading books with a child as the main character. Personally I don't mind if the books is for children or adults at all. I just enjoy a good story and this one is definitely one of those. It's so creepy. I had goosebumps all the time while reading the story. Coraline is a brave and inquisitive child. She's smart and adventurous which are traits she needs for dealing with the other mother. It isn't a long story, but fortunately it's not the length of the story that defines its quality. 
I've read a couple of books by Neil Gaiman and can't wait to read many more. From this moment on I'm a fan even!

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