Coraline is a curious young girl who is "bored" and wants to explore. Many people tell her not to go through the door, but she is irritated with her parents. SO...she decides to explore a little. What could be the harm?
When she gets to the other side, she sees her parents--or at least that is what she thought. They actually refer to themselves as her "other parents". Coraline quickly realizes that this place is not the place she wants to stay, but when she goes back home she realizes that something is not right there either. She must go back to the strange place with her "other mother" to get things back to normal.
This book has been around for a long time, but for some reason I had never picked it up. Alas...the 7th grade book club wanted to read it together. It was pretty good, but Coraline was a bit annoying to me. I did like the storyline, and I felt like it had a good message. So...it is a good read-just not my personal first choice.