Sunday, June 7, 2009

May 24, 09 Coraline by Neil Gaiman

Hello My Lovely Followers!

I'm sure most of you have heard of Coraline, but I'll explain it anyway. Coraline is about...well...a girl named Coraline. She moves to a new house divided into flats, and behind a door that doesn't seem to lead to anything, she discovers an alternate reality with another mother and another father.

I liked the character of Coraline. She was very adventurous. There's really not a lot to say about this book. Apparently some adults define this book as horror, but I just didn't find it all that scary. Yanno, besides the buttons for eyes. *shivers* I have issues with sharp things near eyes. I begin to scream. I guess I just felt this sort of detachment from the book. Good with the plot, though. It was a quick read. A solid children's book. Three out of five.

I'm sorry I have so little to say about it, but it was so quick. Onto SPIDERWICK review.



  1. Hey Emma!
    Found your blog through the Wild Things group. I have to say that this is extremely ambitious of you haha.
    I just had to comment b/c I found Coraline to be so incredibly creepy! Maybe it's because I don't read a lot of horror? I'm not sure why I found it so disturbing, but I know I wouldn't want the little girl that I babysit (she's 7) to read it. It almost reminded me of like a kid's version of Pan's Labyrinth.
    Good luck with this endeavor ;)

  2. Thank you Katie! I just didn't find it all that disturbing. I found it to be more of an adventure novel. The eyes really bugged me though. *shivers*