>> zaterdag 3 oktober 2009 – Fall Into Reading 2009, Helluva Halloween Challenge 2009, middle grade, young adult
After Coraline and her parents move into an old house, Coraline asks her mother about a mysterious locked door. Her mother unlocks it to reveal that it leads nowhere: "When they turned the house into flats, they simply bricked it up," her mother explains. But something about the door attracts the girl, and when she later unlocks it herself, the bricks have disappeared. Through the door, she travels a dark corridor (which smells "like something very old and very slow") into a world that eerily mimics her own, but with sinister differences. "I'm your other mother," announces a woman who looks like Coraline's mother, except "her eyes were big black buttons." Coraline eventually makes it back to her real home only to find that her parents are missing--they're trapped in the shadowy other world, of course, and it's up to their scrappy daughter to save them.
The book is about a little girl called Coraline, she just have moved into this new building. In her house there is a door, a door that leads to nowhere. Well that’s what her parents think. One day Coraline cannot resist the temptation for opening the door and wants to take a look inside (again). The door leads to this other house, where her look a like parents, but with button for eyes, live. And they want her to stay with them. This book was so much fun to read. I thought it would be scary, but it really wasn’t. Some parts in the book was really scary, but he has written it so good, that it always turns out to be funny. Coraline has to do allot of scary stuff to try and get her parents back. I loved the way you really get into the story and you just cant help yourself feeling sorry for Caroline. You just want to dive into the story and help her out. There is not much depth, but it really isn’t necessary.
For Dutch readers: You should really try and read this book as soon as possible. Even if you have trouble with reading in English, you shouldn’t hesitate to buy or borrow it. It’s very easy to read and you don’t need a dictionary! I promise.
Cover: Isn't it cute! I adore the cover!
How many cupcakes?
Au Revoir, Nina