Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Strange, surreal tale sure to creep kids out.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 100 reviews

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age 10+


'Coraline' is about a little girl named Coraline, who was exploring her house when she came acrossa tiny little door that brought her to the other world. I do find the nature of the other world really unique and the way that the story was written made me feel like I'm Coraline herself. As for my rating, i do wish that the story had more information on the three ghost children and how Miss Spink and Miss Forcible had gotten the stone they gave to Coraline. I do think that the message of 'Coraline' is to be careful what you wish for and to have courage to face the issue.

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age 9+


My 12 year old daughter read this book and liked it so much that she compelled me to read it. I read it and think that is an extremely good book full of adventure and mystery. Some may think that it scary or creepy but personally I think its all right and so does my daughter.

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