When Coraline steps through a door to find another house strangely similar to her own (only better), things seem marvelous.
But there’s another mother there, and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Coraline will have to fight with all her wit and courage if she is to save herself and return to her ordinary life.
What a lovely, well-written, little story!
It’s everything I want in a short book – has a likeable heroine, an interesting setting, quirky side characters and a satisfying conclusion.
Coraline loves exploring and when she moves into an old mansion with her parents, there is a lot for her to see. She is especially curious about the door in their kitchen, that only has a brick wall behind it.. But does it? When her mother forgets to lock the door, a path to another house opens up and Coraline will need to enter if she wants to save her parents.
I am aware that this is a kids’ book but like most of Neil Gaiman’s works it is suitable for grown-ups as well.
It has a nice creepy vibe with the button-eyed people, the scary mansion and dark corridors.
It’s a story about being brave although you are scared and I love the message it sends!
Bonus Points for the gorgeous black cat. I always love it, when cats are presented the right way^^ They are proud and arrogant and don’t like being wrong. They don’t want you to see that they are scared and you can slowly gain their confidence, if you treat them right.