Friday, August 16, 2013

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The book  I recently read is Coraline by Neil Gaiman. This book is about a girl who recently moved into a new home and is an only child. Her parents are journalists and work at home writing catalogs about gardens. Coraline notices a small door in a room where there is basically nothing and one night she opens it and sees there is  a little passageway. When Coraline goes into the passageway she finds herself back in the same place she started. Yeah, kind of weird but the thing is she’s not in the same place. When she walks down the hallway she finds her mom, only it is not her real mom; its her other mother. The world into which she walked was the same in which she lived. The only difference is her parents, neighbors and everyone in this world have buttons for eyes and are controlled by the other mother. The other mother pretends to love Coraline and spoil her with presents and fun and games. Coraline eventually loves to be in this world much more than with her real parents and she becomes attached to the other mother. Little does she know  the other mother has played this game with other children and is planning to trap her and eat her soul just like she did to the others. When the other mother requests to sew buttons into Coralline’s eyes, Coraline refuses and this infuriates the other mother. Coraline starts to get uncomfortable and when she wants to leave, the other mother traps her and  her parents  and has the ghost children’s souls trapped as well. Its up to Coraline to save all of them and trick the evil other mother before it’s too late and Coraline loses the game. This book is thrilling and exciting; it is funny and creepy all at the same time! If you’re a person who loves Narnia and loves to be nervous and not know what’s going to happen next, you’ll love this great fantasy! If you want to find out if Coraline can be a hero herself and save everyone before she’s trapped in that other world, go read Coraline by Neil Gaiman!
Dyana C.

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