Coraline lives with her very busy parents. Downstairs is a couple of elderly women directly from the stage and upstairs is a crazy old man who is training a mouse circus. Coraline wants some more attention. She is bored.
In her parlor is a locked door, behind which is a wall. One day when Coraline opens the door there is a long dark corridor. This leads to the 'other' family and people. At first it seems like this is a dream come true. But soon after it is only a nightmare from which Coraline must save everyone. She must be brave.
This is a children's novel. A delightfully scary and interesting premise. Coraline learns that she really has everything she need right in front of her.
First Line: "Coraline discovered the door a little while after they moved into the house"