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Coraline - Neil Gaiman

Coraline is fairytale/nightmare that could be used in grades 5 & 6. This book is about a young girl named Coraline that moves to a new house/apartment. Coraline is an only child and her parents are always too busy and never cook anything tasty or exciting. Coraline explores the new house/apartment and meets her neighbors. The neighbors are a little strange but they are kind and warn Coraline of something dangerous. Coraline discovers a tiny door in the wall where it leads to an entire other world that looks like the one she is living in currently. The other world consists of another mother and father. Her other parents are fun and exciting and want Coraline to live with them, but in order to do so, Coraline must have button eyes. Every now and then Coraline returns home, but day she noticed that her parents weren't home. Coraline grew suspicious and then became aware of the evil that her other mother portrayed. Coraline grew wise and had to be independent to defeat the other mother in which she did. 


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