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Coraline - Neil Gaiman The blurbs peppering Coraline's cover had me looking at the book somewhat askance. Basically they boiled down to "THIS IS THE MOST TERRIFYING THING SINCE THE BLAIR WITCH DECIDED TO GO TO CLOWN SCHOOL OMG DO NOT OPEN THIS FRIGHTENING BOOK!!11!"

Well, really, they just claim things like "one of the most frightening books ever written."

Which I don't particularly think is 100% true. It's creepy, but it's a delicious sort of creepy. I liked it; it reminded me of fairy tales (the Grimm sort).

Gaiman created a winning heroine in Coraline, too. She's one of the more likeable fictional kids I've run across recently.

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