Coraline was a book brought to my attention because friends of mine have seen the film and said it was fairly good. So I read it and I must say I wasn't very impressed... It was a good concept - young coraline gets sucked away from her parents into an alternative world and is held hostage there by an alterntive mother and father. But it seemed altogether a very rushed book, events were either to far spread apart or came in a mad rush of excitment. I think this book might have been too young for me but I think - even as a younger child - it would disapoint me. I give it a two - but hats off to the author for a very good concept!