CORALINE is the one scary book I read this month. It really rather freaked me out, but it was that delicious freak out as only Neil Gaiman can deliver.
Coraline is a little girl in a new house for her family. The house has several flats. These flats have residents of the different nature. Rather quirky to say the least.
Coraline finds a door in her particular flat that is always locked. Her mother says that there's nothing there, it was bricked up on the other side to make the wall for the flat next door. Coraline unlocks the door and finds that her mother is correct. However, the next time she opens the door, after hearing unexplained noises, the door opens to another room. And Coraline being Coraline and being bored, walks through the doorway.
In there she finds a flat that looks a lot like her own home, but with some odd differences. But Coraline likes these differences. She only learns how scarily different after she meets her 'other mother' and 'other father'.....that's when it gets really freaky.
Coraline is a brave and smart little girl and works her way through the puzzles set before her to escape back to her own life.
What a wonderfully short, smartly freaky little book!
Four freaky beans....