Coraline – The Book

coraline_book_neil_gaiman So we saw the movie first and then I wanted to read the book. Thankfully, Amanda was kind enough to loan it to me. It only took two days, during two lunch breaks to read! Definitely a quick read and children’s story. I feel like the book answered some of the questions that the movie had brought up in my head – especially about the children behind the mirror. It also just delved into a bit more substance than the movie, but I think that’s just the nature of books vs. movies.

I think that the book is worth taking the little bit of time to read – but again, I’m not sure that this is truly a young children’s book. The imagery in it is haunting and dark. I’m not really sure what age this book becomes appropriate for but it won’t be the first bed time story I read to Jude! 🙂

The synopsis of the book is pretty much the same as the movie, which I wrote up previously. There were a few discrepancies between the book at the movie, specifically, Wybie, one of the main characters in the movie, was not present in the book but where the move needed Wybie to pull off some of the events that happened, the book carried everything off soley on the shoulders of Coraline. Overall, I highly recommend this book – 9/10

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3 Comments

  1. Posted March 17, 2009 at 9:22 am | Permalink | Reply

    Glad you liked it!! I thought it was an excellent book. I think this is popular with Elementary aged kids depending on their reading level. Shoot, some of them are reading The Lovely Bones so this wouldn’t be too far off with dark topics too!

  2. Elizabeth
    Posted March 17, 2009 at 9:27 am | Permalink | Reply

    It’s surprising that kiddos would be reading the Lovely Bones but I guess it is about a young girl. Come to think of it, I was reading pretty dark books in Elementary and middle school. . .

  3. jownby
    Posted March 20, 2009 at 9:23 am | Permalink | Reply

    I still haven’t seen the movie. I hope I don’t miss it in the theater!

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