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Coraline
Neil Gaiman
Children's Fiction RUSSELL

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Avatar for bookworm912 bookworm912 said:
I liked this book a lot. It was a creepy, scary thriller with surprises around every corner. If you read the book see the movie and stuff will start to make sense. I rate it 4 out of 5 stars and reccomend it for people 9-13 years old because some parts are mildly scary/creepy.
posted Oct 10, 2009 at 10:10PM
Avatar for RedAlyssa RedAlyssa said:
i havent read it y do u say tis scarey !!!;D***
posted Jun 2, 2010 at 7:41PM
Reverdy01 said:
the movie is good but creepy
posted Jul 24, 2010 at 12:40PM
Avatar for ismile2peace ismile2peace said:
a definite thriller.
posted Sep 4, 2010 at 6:23PM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
For a “lost-in-a-magical-realm” story, author Neil Gaiman is, hands down, the go-to guy. The more he writes, the more fantastic his fantasy worlds get. In Coraline, for example, a bored little girl wiles away the rainy day exploring the rambling house she’s just moved into with her preoccupied parents. One intriguing door opens onto a brick wall—a division built when the big house was converted into units. But one night, in true Chronicles of Narnia fashion, Coraline turns the knob and walks into a parallel world where everything in her dull life is mirrored with fantastic effect. The toys are better, the scrawny black cat that hangs around outside can talk, and Coraline’s “other” parents are kind and attentive and loving—even if their sewn-on black button eyes are decidedly creepy. Coraline chooses to go back to her own world, but in doing so she sets off a chain of events with dangerous consequences. Coraline’s real parents have disappeared, and only another venture into the not-quite-right realm of the “other mother” can bring them back. A distinct air of menace pervades this suspenseful children’s story, harking back to ghost stories and grim fairy tales of yore. Tapping into age-old fears and complimented by the dark, scratchy illustrations of David McKean, Coraline’s chills have thrilled readers of all ages. Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Bram Stoker Awards, the book has also been adapted into a sophisticated graphic novel (illustrated by P. Craig Russell) and a whimsical animated movie.
posted Sep 27, 2010 at 8:06PM
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