Gaiman, N. and McKean, D. (illus.). (2002). Coraline. NY: Harper Collins Publishers.
YA Lit / Sci-Fi? Horror? Fantasy? Adventure?
Awards: Bram Stoker Award for Works for Young Readers (2002), Hugo Award for Best Novella (2003), Nebula Award for Best Novella (2003), Locus Award for Best Young Adult Novel (2003), World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novella (2003) World Fantasy Award Nominee for Best Novella (2003), Child Magazine Best Book of the Year
Since I absolutely adored Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, I snagged this from Half Price Books and didn't put it down until I was done. I didn't see the movie, so I was unfamiliar with the storyline. This is a fascinating, creative, and creepy story that is very easy to visualize, but even moreso with the aid of Dave McKean's illustrations. Coraline is a brave and precocious little girl, and I don't think her parents are worthy of her! I thoroughly enjoyed this quick read and highly recommend it for young and old.