Finished: January 2009
**Winter Reading Challenge
** Dewey's Books
** Read and Review Challenge
** Support Your Local Library
** To Be Read
First Sentence: " Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house."
Last Sentence: "...telling the world that summer was almost done."
I enjoyed this creepy little book. I would say that this story about a little girl who finds an alternate world to her real one with button eyed "other parents" is spooky but not scary! I am not about scary books which is why I can boast that I have never read a Stephen King novel. But a little creepy, I can handle. Coraline is a wonderfully brave and clever little girl and makes for a great hero in the story. She longs for adventure and attention and gets both when she opens the hidden door! She finds herself in the position of finding and rescuing 3 lost little souls and her own real parents with twists and surprises around every corner on her mission. Will she succeed? Only those who read the book will know!