Top positive review
Loved , loved it.
Reviewed in India on 8 January 2019
Coraline, this book is mainly meant for middle grade students. So, never in my life had I imagined that a middle grade book can also send shivers down my spine. But one should never underestimate Neil Gaiman and his capability. He's a magician. I finished this book yesterday but even now I can't stop thinking about Coraline. That itself speaks a lot, doesn't it?
Coraline loves exploring. Her new home is filled with secrets. Her neighbours are weird. But then, something calls her through the door that opens into nothing but a wall. One day, Coraline walks through the door which suddenly transforms into a passageway and opens up into her another home where her other mother and father are waiting for her to join them. Her other parents want her to stay with them forever, for Coraline is too clever and adventurous for the real world to take in. Coraline finds things fishy and decides to venture back into the world where she originally belongs. Things get disrupted when she finds her own parents missing. Her other mother has kidnapped her real parents for she loves Coraline and wants her to stay with them. But, things are not as easy as the other mother thinks it to be. Coraline is a brave girl who is always up for challenges. Coraline will fight back, no matter how bad things turn out to be.
I loved loved the book. The fantasy world where Coraline walks into, is appealing and appaling at the same time and did I mention how stupendously brave Coraline is? Grownups like me should definitely take lessons from her. If ever there is one character whom I get to choose from the fictional world as my best friend, it would definitely be Coraline.
My rating - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐/5