Review: Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Coraline is a somewhat neglected little girl whose parents work at home, but are to busy to pay attention to her. They have moved into a new house where there is a mysterious door that seems to lead to nowhere, but in the middle of the night leads to another world which contains her other mother and other father. It seems nice, but there are sinister things afoot.

I will note that I saw the movie before I ever read the book, and so the plot did not come as much of a surprise. This also meant that, in my mind's eye, I was viewing the characters as they were portrayed in the movie instead of something unique that my mind thought up.

I liked this story; I thought it was perhaps somewhat creepy, but that was to be expected from the premise. It's not so spooky that it should not be read by kids, but there is definitely a sinister element to it although I think the movie portrays that part better than the book.

Coraline goes through various quests because the other mother wants to keep her from in this world that the other mother has created. There is a moral to this that you should not neglect your kids, and that getting everything you want is not a good thing for kids.

I would consider this to be a middle grade read rather than a pure YA.

Star Rating: 3.0/5.0

For an explanation of the Star Rating go here.

This is one of the books I've read and reviewed for the fantasy mini-challenge. Progress 8/13 books.

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l can't read books when l have watched the movies, really struggle to separate the actors from the characters in the book!


I loved this movie but I agree with Books For Company, it's hard to read a book after you've seen the movie.


I agree with you that is why I try and not to watch the movie first if all possible, the only exception was Harry Potter.


I enjoyed this, like I've enjoyed all the Neil Gaiman books I have read but there is something about his writing style that I don't like. I think I appreciate his ideas more than his actual writing.


Coraline is hte only Neil Gaiman book that I've read, which is a shame. I really enjoyed it. It was a quick read and very creative. I haven't seen the movie.


I just read this and liked it and can't wait to see the movie.


wow, lots of people seem to have an opinion about this book heh~~


I definitely was seeing the little figures from Coraline when I was reading~~


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