Coraline is Cool

The young miss needed a 150-page book for a book report. And she needed it quick, so we were off to the library Monday to find a tome, not made into a movie, at least 150 pages, and not lame. The librarian was most helpful, but as we were searching, I noticed Coraline on the YA shelf, so I put it in the young miss’s pile. It was an award-winner in the sf universe.

She didn’t choose it for her report, but I read it over the next day. It’s about as well-plotted as one could imagine, humor keeping interest until the scary stuff begins, and the scary stuff not trickling off until the very end.

I wouldn’t want to have my child reading it late at night in a dark and creaky household.

But I sure enjoyed it.

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Todd and his family live in Ames, Iowa. He serves a Catholic parish of both Iowa State students and town residents.
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One Response to Coraline is Cool

  1. Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite graphic novelists. His Sandman series got me hooked. I have the entire set taking up precious space on my bookshelf. Now I will have to check out Coraline.

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