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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
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Feb 13, 09

bookshelves: 1age-middle-school, 1age-elementary-school, 3genre-fantasy, supernatural
Read in February, 2009

Coraline is tired of her house already. She and her family moved in just a few short weeks ago but she has already explored her the grounds, the tennis courts, the old well, the crazy old man who lives in the apartment upstairs with his rats and the two ladies downstairs who used to be famous actresses. When a it begins raining too much to explore outside, Coraline is trapped in her apartment with her mentally absent parents. While exploring the drawing room, Coraline finds a mysterious door that, she later finds out, leads to the other world. When Coraline goes through the door she is in place much like her house but more interesting. The adults pay attention to her, tell her stories, and cook her food she likes to eat. The only problem is that Coraline's other mother wants her to stay forever. When Coraline tries to escape, her other mother kidnaps her real parents and makes Coraline play a game to get them back.
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