Illustration:  Emilia Holly, 5Am, 2018.

Gaiman, Neil: Coraline


Coraline is a young girl with a very curious character. She’s very adventurous, and she always tries to find out new exciting things. That’s what she lives for. Both her parents work very hard and never have time enough for her, so the girl spends most of her time alone.

One day, when the family has just moved into their new home, she is bored to death, so she starts exploring her new, creepy house. After a few hours, she finally finds a very interesting and mysterious door. To her regret, the door is locked. The curiosity of the girl is awakened, and she tries to find a way to unlock the door.

One day, the young girl becomes bored again and takes the key to the locked door. To her surprise she findsanother flat in another house which looks just like her own. In that apartment she meets her ‘other’ mother and father, who strangely are the complete opposite of her real parents. The strangest thing about them is they have big buttons as eyes. Coraline is just happy, about her “new family” and spends all her time with them.

One day, everything turns bad. Her parallel parents want to force Coraline to sew on button eyes instead of her real eyes. Coraline is horrified… If you’d like to know how the story goes on, you will have to read the book yourself.

Gaiman, Neil: Coraline

Pages: 175

Rating: ****

Signatur: FE.J / GAI

© Review and Illustration:  Emilia Holly, 5Am (September 2018)