Book Review,  Reading

Coraline by Neil Gaiman: Book Review


Paperback, 162 pages
Published August 29th 2006
by William Morrow Paperbacks


In Coraline’s family’s new flat there’s a locked door. On the other side is a brick wall until Coraline unlocks the door . . . and finds a passage to another flat in another house just like her own. Only different. The food is better there. Books have pictures that writhe and crawl and shimmer. And there’s another mother and father there who want Coraline to be their little girl. They want to change her and keep her with them. . . . Forever. Coraline is an extraordinary fairy tale/nightmare from the uniquely skewed imagination of #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman.



I love adventure but the door of other-world is the one I would never open. Coraline, you little girl, are the brave explorer.

Do you like children’s books? Well, I do. It is a great way to tell children – show children about Imagination, creativity, hobbies, what’s fair, what’s unfair, truths and lies; All the emotions in the world and most importantly…magic and fairy tales because…

“Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist but because they all tell us that dragons can be beaten,” said G.K.chesterton

I read Coraline three years ago and I read it again for a book review. Coraline is the main character of the book, a little girl who loves to explore and observe. She gets bored easily, constantly finding something to explore but one day accidentally she finds a door which leads her to the wrong world named ‘the other world’ where she meets her other parents and lost her own. The rest of the story is about how she escapes from that world.

The story is short and every sentence serves a purpose. I have always been a fan of Neil Gaiman’s writing. His simplicity but alluring storytelling. It is supposed to be a bedtime story yet it is scary. I too shivered and closed my eyes while reading a few chapters. It is a wonderfully eerie tale which you should read in the day time, at your own risk or your heart might forget to beat. (add conclusion)



“Because,’ she said, ‘when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.” 🐦

― Neil Gaiman, Coraline

“Because,’ she said, ‘when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.”🐦

― Neil Gaiman, Coraline


Tell me something…

  • Do you still read children’s books?
  • if yes then, which one is your favorite?
  • If no then I will say, ” you are officially tapped into ‘the grown-up world’


Hold on, Do you like this? I am a person who go insane if I don’ create stuff. Human needs to stay busy to keep their mind shut. To help me you can support me on ko-fi. Just, give me some tea and I will function just fine.

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