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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
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May 11, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: booksfornephewsandnieces
Recommended for: fantasy fans
Read in July, 2008

I'm so glad that I've finally caught on to what so many other book lovers already know: Read anything by Neil Gaiman!

Coraline is a clever, quiet girl who likes exploring. She finds a magical passage into the adjacent flat, which is nearly identical to the home she shares with her parents except everything has more pizzazz - fantastic toys, brighter colors, talking animals, more delicious food...and an "other mother" and "other father" who resemble her parents in voice and appearance except for their button eyes. Yup, creepy. Yup, I read it in one sitting.

Here's a passage to clue you in to what you're in for:

"Why does she want me?" asked Coraline. "Why does she want me to stay with her?"

"She wants something to love, I think," said the cat. "Something that isn't her. She might want something to eat as well. It's hard to tell with creatures like that."

And the cool illustrations by Dave McKean are icing on the cake.

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Patricia So happy you've finally "stumbled" upon Gaiman!!!

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