Monday, February 23, 2009


Neil Gaiman
HarperCollins, 2002

Coraline begins like a modern day version of The Phantom Tollbooth --- bored child with nothing to do steps through a magical portal into another world. In Phantom Tollbooth, the other world is silly, witty, and mostly harmless. In Coraline, the other world is inventively surreal and deliciously creepy. Coraline faces dangers that Milo never dreamed of in a game of hide-and-seek where the stakes are even higher than life-and-death.

This is the first book by Neil Gaiman that I have ever read. I simply must read more. Recommended for ages 12 and up.

1 comment:

  1. I love love love Coraline! I was scared of buttons for a week after I read that book.