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Al día siguiente de mudarse de casa, Coraline explora las catorce puertas de su nuevo hogar. Trece se pueden abrir con normalidad, pero la decimocuarta está cerrada y tapiada. Cuando por fín consigue abrirla, Coraline se encuentra con un pasadizo secreto que la conduce a otra casa tan parecida a la suya que resulta escalofriante.
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Paperback, 158 pages
Published May 30th 2009 by Salamandra (first published August 4th 2002)
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Long The book and movie were created around the same time. Neil told the director of the movie about his idea before he had actually written the book and…moreThe book and movie were created around the same time. Neil told the director of the movie about his idea before he had actually written the book and allowed him to run with the concept with the two checking in with each other has they wrote their respective adaptations. This is why the general idea and conflict are the same but the execution is done differently. They are both very good but I wouldn't say one is truly better than the other.(less)
Long Coraline is a story that children find magical and empowering while adults find extremely creepy. It's really just a matter of knowing the child (or…moreCoraline is a story that children find magical and empowering while adults find extremely creepy. It's really just a matter of knowing the child (or adult) you are giving it to. I very much enjoyed the movie and book as an adult (for the story and creepy factor) and I've heard many stories where kids read it and felt they were better for it(less)
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Patrick
Jun 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've read this book many different times in many different ways.

I read it off the page when it first came out. Later, I listened to Gaiman's narration of the audiobook when I was sequestered in the north woods of Wisconsin in a desperate attempt to finish book two. I watched the movie and enjoyed it.

My most recent experience of the book was listening to it with my little boy on a long car ride. I wasn't sure he'd be able to get into it. Not because of the vocabulary. He's very sharp for being
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Nataliya
May 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Fans of Gaiman and excellent YA dark fantasy
Coraline is a short but delightfully dark and creepy book that just happens to feature one of my absolute favorite characters. Is it wrong that I want to be Coraline's best friend???

“Because,' she said, 'when you're scared but you still do it anyway, that's brave.”
Coraline is clever, quirky, curious and adventurous, brave and determined, independent, stubborn to no end, a bit reckless and not scared of danger. She will NEVER leave any mysterious doors locked and uninvestigated. In short
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Bookdragon Sean
Has anyone ever said to you “time heals all wounds?”

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Well for the "villain" of this story that is clearly not the case. It’s easy to pinpoint Coraline’s bravery and talk about her experience, but that’s not what this review is about. I want to consider the “other mother” and her story.

I mean what exactly is her story? We can only presume that she has been doing this kind of trickery for years, perhaps even centuries. We don’t really know a great deal about her. She has three victims prior to he
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Richard
I saw the film before I read the book, which is not how I like to do things, as it can often be like taping a hockey game and having someone tell you the final score before you've had a chance to see the game for yourself. However, I can say that seeing the film first didn't really spoil the book for me.

Coraline starts off rather slowly but this independent, thoughtful, odd, distant, misunderstood child soon gains the reader's sympathy. This becomes more intense as Coraline gets more deeply enm
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Reynita Maharani ★ The Night Reader ★
Edit : I'm sorry guys, I won't be able to post the review today because it's already midnight and I was busy :(

REVIEW TO COME TOMORROW.

'She left us here' said one of the voices. 'she stole our hearts, and she stole our souls, and she took our lives away, and she left us here, and she forgot about us in the dark.'

This is a story about a girl named Coraline Jones, She and her parents move to a new house but they don't own all of the house. They just own part of it and they also have neighbors
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Cecily
Oct 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Cecily by: Apatt
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This a perfect, traditional fairy* tale, with a slightly surreal twenty-first century warp. The writing is as magical as the plot.

Its thirteen chapters are delightful, dark, and funny, with a heroine many can relate to, as child, parent, or both.

Coraline is intelligent, inquisitive, slightly contrary, hates being bored, and wishes her parents paid her more attention, and didn’t feed her “recipes”. Perhaps, she wishes she had different parents. And you should always be careful what you wish for
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Lyn
Dec 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Coraline, not Caroline, thank you, the little girl who was small for her age, and found herself in darkest danger was the subject of Neil Gaiman’s 2002 publication, which was in Gaiman’s own words “refreshingly creepy.”

Gaiman said that he started writing the book for his young daughter Holly around the time they moved to America but, unintentionally, wrote it very slowly, “one word at a time” and thus stretched out the project for years. Refreshingly creepy is maybe the best way to describe this
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Hannah
Oct 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
This is the perfect Halloween read! It's creepy, eerie, and beautifully written.

Now I want to rewatch the movie! I loved it :D
Carmen
Jan 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Kids; Parents
Coraline was woken by the mid-morning sun, full on her face.

For a moment she felt utterly dislocated. She did not know where she was; she was not entirely sure WHO she was. It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be tied to the beds we wake up in in the morning, and it is astonishing how fragile that can be.


This is like Stephen King's It re-written for children.

I adore Stephen King, obviously, and I highly enjoyed this creepy and horrifying children's book that Gaiman has written.

Cora
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Nishat
Coraline is a ravishingly wonderful tale of a brave girl confronting ghastly demons. Opening new doors, she crafts an alternate house of monstrous reality, of fear draping the walls, of greed burying love. And now she has to redefine her rusty, curious world.

It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be tied to the beds we wake up in in the morning, and it is astonishing how fragile that can be.


Coraline entrancingly reflects the woeful fears and trials all children experience. The pow
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Hannah Greendale
Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.

Laura Marcela ✎・:*:・ |spoilers af|
This was so creepy, I loved it.

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Megs ♥

I've been looking for that book that would satisfy my craving to be creeped out, and sadly a few books I tried recently didn't do it for me. I didn't expect anything with this book, and that little shiver down my spine that has been evading me? This book gave it to me!


I was not a huge fan of American Gods, but I promised that I would give Neil Gaiman another shot someday. I figured if I enjoyed anything of his it would be this book. Despite my gripes with American Gods I couldn't deny that I fou
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Cait (Paper Fury)
Who doesn’t like a freaky middle-grade book to snack on (at nighttime) ever once and a while? I was in the mood for something freakish and gothic. I got it. (Plus, writing research for middle-grade books. I am a writer, after all.)

So between taking notes about style and description and length of MG books, I enjoyed the story immensely. A lot of a lot, okay? It’s written in such a simple way. It probably mentions about 3 or 4 times how Coraline is actually feeling. The rest is fact. This happened
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Florence (Lefty) MacIntosh
Mar 03, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone with the heart of a child – Gaiman fans
Recommended to Florence (Lefty) by: Mary MacAskill
Deliciously disturbing, a modern fairytale with a surrealistic feel. I mean you’re stuck in an alternate dimension with parents with sewed on buttons for eyes, friendless except for a talking cat with a bad attitude. Coraline is totally believable; a bored sweet kid who gets herself into and out of a terrifying situation by being gutsy & resourceful. So unless you figure you’ve outgrown fairytales (which is kind of a shame) what’s not to like about it?

Nasty flu & a crummy day at work had
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Heather
Nov 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: THE WORLD.
Creepy, creepy, creepy. This book made me feel like I'd just awoken from a disturbing dream I couldn't shake, but couldn't quite remember, either.

And the movie looks terrifying.
Sr3yas
Feb 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Neil Gaiman weaves a chillingly beautiful story just as a spider weaves her immaculate web. *Poker face*

This is the tale of young Coraline Jones who moves to her new house with her parents. She is a lively little child who loves to explore and play around. But her parents are very busy and hardly have time to play with her. So, life is pretty much boring for the young lady.

But then, she finds a door.

*Ooh, ooh, does it leads to another world filled with talking animals and wonderful characters?*
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Robert Beveridge
Jan 21, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, cle-pub-lib
Neil Gaiman, Coraline (Harper, 2002)

I'm not exactly sure what to say about this minor gem. It's a kids' book, but not really a kids' book. It's a fantasy/horror novel, but not a fantasy/horror novel. It has minor similarities to about a hundred books to be found over the ages, both children's and adult, but nothing strong enough to be called an influence (at least, not one that wears its heart on its sleeve). About the best thing I can come up with would be a much darker version of Roald Dahl's
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Jadranka

Jedna od najdražih čitalačkih uspomena iz detinjstva mi je Alisa u zemlji čuda, a i jedna od najstrašnijih, da budem iskrena. Mislim da sam prvu noćnu moru u vezi sa nekom knjigom imala baš posle čitanja Alise. Sada se već slabo sećam sna, ali znam da je u njemu bilo i rupe, i zeca, i one strašne Kraljice...
Poprilično godina kasnije uživala sam u mračnoj avanturi jedne druge devojčice. Pošto sam sada starija, zrelija (mada se mnogi ne bi složili sa tim) i hrabrija, ovaj put su noćne more izostal
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Dannii Elle
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

This was dark and witty and theatrical and Gothic and utterly utterly adorable. It was sometimes hard to remember that this was aimed at a younger audience as the beauty of the writing and the dark turns of the plot completely enveloped me. This is my first Neil Gaiman but I know it won't be the last! Instant fan!
karen
Jun 28, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this book makes me really cross i missed the 3d movie when it was out. there are definitely things i would have loved to have seen all up in my face. i think if i had read this as a young girl, it would be one of my favorite books ever. as a (physical) adult, i enjoyed it, but ive read too much in my life to be scared of it, or surprised by it, which is a shame. im going to turn this review into a request for people to scare me. when i was little, my brother would hide under my bed until after i ...more
Vane J.


Review also posted here

4.5 out of 5 stars

I had watched the movie Coraline 4 years ago but I never knew it was originally a book until earlier this year. Yeah, I know, it’s shameful, but what can we do? Anyway, since I liked the movie, I told myself I was gonna love the book too, thus I added it to my TBR.

I had forgotten about it until my recent post about quiet and jumpy horror. I wasn’t sure what books to use for the quiet category, so I asked Evelyn and she mentioned this. Obviously, my intri
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Beatriz
Jan 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: popsugar-2017
Reto #10 PopSugar 2017: Un libro con un gato en la portada
Una grata sorpresa. Le había hecho el quite a este libro desde hace mucho tiempo porque la película me había desagradado enormemente, aunque más por el estilo de animación que por el argumento.

Si bien está descrito como un libro infantil, jamás lo recomendaría para niños; la atmósfera que crea Neil Gaiman para su historia es agobiante y muy inquietante, con descripciones que más bien son de pesadilla (no quise ni imaginarme “al otro pad
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Councillor
“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”

It may seem uninspired to start this review with one of the most famous quotes of the novel, but after all, it does accentuate so well what "Coraline" signifies. Presenting an account of a brave soul confronted with the terrors and fears of childhood fantasies becoming true, Neil Gaiman allows us to get involved with his protagonist, a young girl called Coraline
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Hari ~Brekker-Maresh~
WTF DID I JUST READ???

This is a children's book, but you certainly don't have to be a child to appreciate this book. Don't listen to that bullshit your (future) grandkids are trying to feed you. You're never gonna be too old for Coraline.

I remember falling in love with the trailer for the movie back in 2009, but I never actually watched it.

Later, I found out that this was actually a book and not some Tim Burton-esque (but not Tim Burton himself) brilliance, so obviously I HAD to read it!!

And
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Anne
MY FIRST BOOK OF THE YEAR!
And I can't decide if I want to do THIS

OR THIS

Like NO. RATS ARE NOT FOR JOKING STUFFS! EWW.

Though it kind of was.
Anyhow, I am seriously in love with Neil Gaiman and his creepy, crafty brain. Like sometimes I just sit and wonder, how do authors come up with these things. This story was short and simple but lingering.

In Coraline's("not Caroline's") new house, there are exactly 14 doors. Coraline knows this because she loves to explore. How many blue things, how many win
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artemis
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
| 5 out of 5 stars.
Don't look for an other mother if you still want your eyes with you.

This book is truly spectacular. It should have been scary for me to read this as a kid and honestly didn't. I was too engrossed with the premise to notice how creepy some scenes are yet there were still occasional goosebumps now and then.

We actually read this book for an assignment on my 6th grade English class where we needed to make a reaction paper about it. Turns out we all liked Coraline well and we were
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Coraline, Neil Gaiman
Coraline is a dark fantasy children's novella by British author Neil Gaiman, published in 2002 by Bloomsbury and Harper Collins. It was awarded the 2003 Hugo Award for Best Novella, the 2003 Nebula Award for Best Novella, and the 2002 Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers. It has been compared to Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and was adapted into a 2009 stop-motion film directed by Henry Selick. Coraline Jones and her parents move into an old h
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
SO glad I got the chance to read this, even if it was for a lame school assignment. I need to pick up more books by Neil Gaiman, he's such a fantastic writer. This story was both whimsical and dark and I had such a time reading it!
Fareya
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fairytales
“It is astonishing just how much of what we are can be tied to the beds we wake up in in the morning, and it is astonishing how fragile that can be.”

Clever, creepy and captivating!

I wonder how Neil Gaiman does it. You know, masterfully create a distinct and bizarre story that is eerie yet delightful.

Narrated in a straightforward, matter-of-fact manner, Coraline though targeted for children, is an equally absorbing read for adults. Its about a young girl Coraline, who has recently moved to an ol
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