October is one of my favourite parts of the year.
Not only is it my birthday month, it’s also Halloween so, for the book club, I wanted to pick something gothic and this one has been on my list for a while.
This month’s book is called, Coraline by Neil Gaiman, with illustrations by Chris Riddell.
Although it’s marketed at 9 -10 year olds on Amazon, for me, it has an interesting premise and is totally suited to the countdown to 31st October. The fact that there is a black cat on the cover had nothing to do with my decision. Cough. Haha.
Here’s a little about the book.
There is something strange about Coraline’s new home. It’s not the mist, or the cat that always seems to be watching her, nor the signs of danger that Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, her new neighbours, read in the tea leaves.
It’s the other house – the one behind the old door in the drawing room. Another mother and father with black-button eyes and papery skin are waiting for Coraline to join them there.
And they want her to stay with them. For ever. She knows that if she ventures through that door, she may never come back.
As normal, I’ve posted a question to kick the discussion off. Have you read this book or want to read along with me? I’d love to discuss it with you in the comments below.
Remember, anyone can join the book club and at any point in the month too.
See you in the comments.
To view Coraline on Amazon, click here: www.amazon.co.uk
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