Genre: Fantasy, Horror/Thriller, Mystery, Adventure
Coraline discovered the door a little after they moved into the house.
When Coraline steps through a door in her family's new house, she finds another house strangely similar to her own (only better). But there's another mother there and another father, and they want her to stay and be their little girl. They want to change her and never let her go.
Acclaimed artist P. Craig Russell brings Neil Gaiman's enchanting, nationally bestselling children's book Coraline to new life in this gorgeously illustrated graphic novel adaptation.
You may have read the book or watched the animated movie. And a new installment to add to your list is the graphic novel! I loved the book as a child, and decided to pick up this read to see how it was compared to the novel. Both were enjoyable reads, and Coraline (the graphic novel) is a good pick to read for reluctant readers.
It has the fantasy, horror, and mystery aspect that is good for reluctant readers. I personally loved this graphic novel, and I think readers should pick this one up if you are a reluctant reader or want to see how it compares to the original novel which is also written by Neil Gaiman. It is adapted and illustrated by P. Craig Russell, and he did a fantastic job with this novel. It was scary and adventurous. I thought at some times that it dragged on a little, but overall the novel was a great read for me.
Likes: Adventure, feelings of Coraline were real, nicely portrayed
Dislikes: Some parts seemed a little dragged
*Note: Mild gore and scary themes.
**Note: Try out Coraline, the original book, by Neil Gaiman