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Coraline

Gaiman, Neil (Book - 2002 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Authors: Gaiman, Neil
Title: Coraline
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 162 p. :,ill. ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Neil Gaiman ; with illustrations by Dave McKean
Summary: Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.
Additional Contributors: McKean, Dave
ISBN: 9780380977789
0380977788
0066237440
Branch Call Number: j GAIMAN
Genre/Form: Paranormal fiction
LCCN: 2002018937
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Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.

Looking for excitement, Coraline ventures through a mysterious door into a world that is similar, yet disturbingly different from her own, where she must challenge a gruesome entity in order to save herself, her parents, and the souls of three others.


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Jul 09, 2014
  • soccergirl8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is so creepy, yet it was such a creative book. There was also a great theme of courage in it. It is a must read.

Jul 18, 2013
  • Motobrarian rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A fun read all the way to the last page. The story moves along quickly, the characters are great. It has moments of funniness, scariness and tenderness. Recommended to the max!

Jun 07, 2013
  • michy174 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

It's short, but EPIC!! It's definitely that I would like- horror and fantasy are great together.

Mar 26, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Seriously creepy, but delightful at the same time. I agree with whoever compared it to the best of the Grimm fairy tales-this is dark like they were meant to be. Word of caution to parents of sensitive children, or children with active imaginations; don't let them read it right before bed!

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Imaginative, creepy, and as grand an adventure one can have inside a house. Reminded me a bit of Miyazaki's wonderful "Spirited Away".

Nov 17, 2012
  • epurys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coraline is geared towards children 8 and up. So you obviously don't want to be reading this to a five year old. This has often been described as a creepy Alice In Wonderland. I second the notion, however, it's a bit more comprehensive than Alice In Wonderland if you've ever read the books. Gaiman really knows how to create a unique and disturbing mood.

Jul 06, 2012
  • Birdcat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I adored this book, and it is one of my favorites. Neil Gaiman has become one of my favorite authors, his other books have not been a disappointment to me. "Coraline" is a one-of-a-kind, expertly put together and wonderfully told story. Once I began reading it, I couldn't put it down. I'm fourteen years old, and I honestly wasn't scared of this book at all. The two-people-stuck-together-in-the-white-gooey-gross-stuff-in-the-theatre thing was what came closest to disturbing me in the slightest.

@liamlikesbooks:
Please be aware that not everyone who looks through the comments has read the book before!

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Jul 09, 2014
  • blue_dog_7314 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • violet_cat_2260 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Dec 30, 2013
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Sep 14, 2013
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Jul 29, 2013
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Jun 07, 2013
  • michy174 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jul 06, 2012
  • Birdcat rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Jun 10, 2012
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Feb 21, 2011
  • ChocolateChips rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • soccergirl8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coraline is bored in her new house, that is until she finds a tiny door that leads to a new, perfect world. The other mother treats her with lots of "love". Later, however, the other mother wants to sew buttons onto her eyes. Coraline barely escapes. When she goes back to save her parents, she sees 3 ghosts that also need their souls saved. Read this book to find out if Coraline saves them and gets out alive.

Jul 01, 2013
  • Pap3rZombie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Coraline is an adventurous girl. She loves to explore. When her family moves into a new house her love to explore causes big trouble for her family and friends. Will she defeat her enemy and find her parents? Read to find out more.

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Jul 09, 2014
  • soccergirl8 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"when you're scared, but you still do it anyway, that's brave."

Dec 17, 2012
  • LazyNeko rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

"No," said the cat. "Now, you people have names. That's because you don't know who you are. We know who we are, so we don't need names."

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Jun 03, 2009
  • kaw rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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