I read around. I don’t care who the author is, where the story takes place, how many characters there are or even the age level of the book. Paper, electronic, audio, or even film adaptations... I’m shameless!
This story was absolutely fabulous! It's been on my to-read list for quite a while. It wasn't until my son brought it up a few days ago that he really liked the story and wanted to see the movie that I pulled if off our shelf and started reading it. After that, my son and I watched the movie and enjoyed the heck out of that too!
My favorite part of the book was when Coralline was telling the black cat a story about her and her father taking a walk and they came upon a wasp nest. Her father told her to run while he stayed behind to distract the wasps from chasing her until she was far enough a way. For some reason that brief anecdote from her life really struck me. It is nothing I wouldn't do for my own children' but it stood out in this story as a beacon of how much her parents really did love her no matter how much they were involved with their careers and other adult stuff.