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  Gaiman, Neil

Publisher: HarperCollins
Number of Pages: 162
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Material Type/Location:

Junior High Fiction

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ALA Notable Books
Best Books for Young Adults
Voice of Youth Award Nominee

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Why I liked this title:

If you are looking for spooky book that will keep you turning the page, this is the book for you! When Coraline and her family move to a new house, she never suspects that behind a locked door is a whole different world in which she will become trapped and might never escape. This book kept me up reading until the wee hours of the morning. I had to find out if Coraline would escape.

Reviewed by: Linda Sawyer on 3/29/2008

Read this one if you dare! This book is not for the faint of heart. When her family moves into an apartment in an old house, Coraline finds a locked door and opens it. What she finds on the other side of the door is a sinister mirror-image world, and when she returns to her own apartment her parents are completely gone. Neil Gaiman is a master writer of adult thrillers. If you're a horror tale fan, and can stand mega-suspense, this is your book. Enjoy!

Reviewed by: Mary Michell on 3/23/2004

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