Coraline by Neil Gaiman was a fast and exciting read. I loved all the characters, even the ones I loved to hate! There’s a talking cat, a mysterious door that leads to an even more mysterious house, another mother and another father as well as another set of neighbors, children without souls, and many other things that are weird and wonderful at the same time. What I loved most of all is that the story is about bravery. Coraline said, “when you’re scared but you still do it anyway, that’s brave.” And how true that is. I was also even able to use a quote to, hopefully, encourage someone: “[N]obody is ever given more to shoulder than he or she can bear.” I hadn’t realized at the time that I was quoting Coraline. Ha!
So if you love children’s books, discovering new worlds, strange adventures, and enjoyable reads, then please do read Coraline!
On a somehow related note, I thought the cheese omelette that the other mother had cooked for Coraline’s breakfast was mouthwatering. That or I’m just always hungry. The recipe was written in detail so I couldn’t help but try cooking it myself. Heh.
Eh, it’s probably not as pretty as the one described in the book, but it sure was delicious! (Forgive me for praising my own cooking (ha-ha); well, you probably can’t go wrong with eggs and lotsa cheese, even if you’re a non-cook like me.)
Read the whole book for the recipe. 🙂
Coraline by Neil Gaiman was published in 2002.