~Nicole Ducleroir~ said...
I always compare writing to quilt-making. Not so original, I know. And a quilt is a metaphor for pretty much any aspect of life -- hell, of life itself!
On to our regular scheduled post...
here to read the other Ink Slinger's best books or continue to read on my thoughts with Coraline.
Best (Or only) book I read in January goes to......
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
I read this quick middle grade just a couple days ago and was astounded by two things:
The vocabulary in this quick read was really complicated for the grade level in my opinion. There were some words that even I had to think about twice, and I like to think I have a pretty good vocabulary. I think for a middle grade or even young adult reader it would be very challenging.
The story was freaky and scary (Ella, totally a book made for you) in a good way. Coraline basically lets curiosity get the best of her and travels into another world. In this world, there are a lot of creepy things including rats (ewww) and a woman who looks like her mother, but isn't, and wants to replace her eyes with black buttons. TOTALLY CREEPY!!!!!
Now, I'm dying to see the movie now :) As an adult, I like it. As a kid, I think it'd really give me bad dreams. (Kinda like the Nightmare before Christmas did) If you're a fan of that though, you're guaranteed to love this book.
Have you read it? Plan on reading it? What about the movie? Let me know in the comments!