Coraline – Book Review

Coraline – A modern day fairy tale which has so many deeper meanings than we can think of. Coraline is one such story that we cannot determine it to be only for Children but adults too can learn so many things from.

Title: Coraline
Author: Neil Gaiman
Language: English
No. of Pages: 196
Format: Paperback
Genre: Children’s Literature, Fairy Tale.

Coraline and her parents move to a flat where they have mysterious neighbours. Coraline becomes friends with Mrs. Spunk and Mrs. Forcible who reads Coraline’s future through her tea leaves. What did they read? Why was one door out of all 13 doors was closed? Read this modern day fairy tale and experience Caroline’s adventure along with her.

Coraline’s theme is all about overcoming fear and doing the right thing inspite of that. Caroline knows she is struck, she didn’t know way to escape that even though she was not sure she challenged. All she wanted was to get her parents back and she was determined to do anything that takes. She knew her opponent was more powerful than she knows but she had to do things for her freedom.

Another interesting thing I liked in the book was how Coraline connects the dots to win the challenge. I particularly like one quote.

Wouldn’t it get boring if I get all I wanted when I ask for?

She teaches kids that if things didn’t go as expected, learn to accept what you get. This books teaches it is okay to fail, it is okay if you don’t get what you want. All it takes is determination but nothing else.

I thoroughly loved this book and I sure will read this book to my son when he understands. Do give it a try and I’m pretty sure you’d like it.

Happy Reading 🙂

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