‘Coraline’ Should Only Be Read While There’s Daylight Outside

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“‘An electrifyingly creepy tale likely to haunt young readers for many moons…. a real bedtime-buster’. Read an exclusive excerpt at BookBrowse today. Reading age approx. 9 yrs +.

The day after they moved in, Coraline went exploring….

In Coraline’s family’s new flat are twenty-one windows and fourteen doors. Thirteen of the doors open and close.

The fourteenth is locked, and on the other side is only a brick wall, until the day Coraline unlocks the door to find a passage to another flat in another house just like her own.

Only it’s different.

At first, things seem marvelous in the other flat. The food is better. The toy box is filled with wind-up angels that flutter around the bedroom, books whose pictures writhe and crawl and shimmer, little dinosaur skulls that chatter their teeth. But there’s another mother, and another father, and they want Coraline to stay with them and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.

Other children are trapped there as well, lost souls behind the mirrors. Coraline is their only hope of rescue. She will have to fight with all her wits and all the tools she can find if she is to save the lost children, her ordinary life, and herself.

Critically acclaimed and award-winning author Neil Gaiman will delight readers with his first novel for all ages.”


Coraline was an extremely curious kid who likes to go exploring. Her parents are always busy so she finds herself being bored a lot through the book. Coraline was a clever child and managed a way to solve all the problems she was facing by herself. I liked Coraline she was courageous and overall an interesting character.


The plot follows Coraline and her journey of trying to defeat the other mother. The book is very similar to the movie I watched first but there were a few differences. I enjoyed reading the book the only thing I have to say is that towards the very end I started to get a little bored.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I rate this book a 4 out of 5. This book was really entertaining and a perfect Halloween book. This book was a bit creepy but not as creepy as the movie. When I was younger the movie gave me nightmares so going into this book I was really apprehensive. It took me three days to finish a 146-page book because I refused to read this book at night. This book is the perfect Halloween read. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, you’ve just been reviewed.

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