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Coraline is bored running around her home. Her neighbors are interesting but odd. There is a black cat that roams the grounds but isn't particularly friendly. When the locked door in the drawing room is suddenly open Coraline finds herself in the presence in another version of her parents.
This was a surprisingly eerie book. Coraline is a young girl with just too much free time. She feels unseen by her parents and odd neighbors. So when she comes into an alternate version of her home and meets her alternative parents, Caroline is a bit overwhelmed. She isn't sure how she feels about all the sudden attention.
Gaiman was able to capture the wonderful and complicated relationship between daughter and parents. Coraline was a curious and imaginative child. While she did get a annoying at time, she felt like a true kid.
And it was so unsettling how this kid found herself in very dangerous and creepy situations. This book generally creeped me out which is rare and happy surprise.
I greatly enjoyed this book.
I gave it a B.
I devour worlds with each new book. I am making up for lost time as a late bloomer of the reading world.