Synopsis: There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves. It’s the other house – the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there. And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.

Release Date: 13th October 2013 (this version), 24th January 2003 (First Published)

Format Read: Paperback

Genres: Middle Grade, Young Adult, Horror, Thriller, Fantasy, Adventure

Pages: 192

Review: What an imaginative story, I’ve watched the movie many many times but never gotten the chance to read the book until now and my goodness am i so ecstatic that I took the time to read it. 

The story is such a rush, it’s exciting, thrilling, mysterious, creepy and unique. It’s really well thought out and in depth. I loved Coraline herself what a great protagonist, so real having her real problems with not getting what she wants nor attention from her busy parents. Her fear that turns into bravery as she has to overcome a nightmare character. 

I loved how different this actually was to the movie, I think it made the book that much more fun and exciting as it had so many differences and elements to it. If you can’t tell I really utterly loved and enjoyed this book, it was so much more than I was expecting.


Where to buy: Amazon UK, Wordery, Book Depository, Waterstones, Amazon USA


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