I've been hearing about the new stop-animation movie of Coraline coming out and I was intrigued. This is a YA book and pretty thin. Ergo, it was a quick read.
It turned out to be really great story. It even creeped me out some :)
Coraline Jones is a little girl, about 10, who lives with her parents in a flat. Coraline explores the property, but on a rainy day, her father suggests that she explore the flat itself. She comes upon a door that opens up to a brick wall. Later that night, she discovers the door partially open and the brick wall no longer. Being the adventurer that she is, Coraline ventures into the corridor into another world, much like her own but very different.
The book takes the reader on a journey as Coraline attempts to outwit the evil "other mother" to rescue 3 lost children and her parents.
Even if you're an oldie, you'll like this book