Coraline is about a young girl whose family moves into an old house that has been split up into three separate residences. Coraline’s family inhabits the main house while two retired theatre performers live in the house below – which used to be the basement. Up on top lives an older man who is training mice to perform in his circus. It’s a curious lot of people yet Coraline feels she isn’t being listened to or seen which makes her feel very alone. Until one rainy day when she discovers a locked door in the sitting room where her family is storing her deceased grandmother’s old furniture that her drab life suddenly takes a radical turn.
Reading The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano was pure delight – although I’m not sure if that’s a good thing since this book deals with a bratty 12 year old boy who squanders the lives he is given without any recourse to his evil ways. But, then, that’s what makes this book so much fun to read!
I’ve read so many good books during the month of May while participating in Middle Grade May. There are too many for me to review, but I do want to […]
Middle Grade May is in full swing and I’m barely getting around to writing this blog post sharing with you the books I have chosen to read in May. I […]
Upon watching one of Richard’s videos, he mentioned Unstoppable Octobia May and how he enjoyed reading it. His review of it enticed me and I immediately went on Paperback Swap […]
In celebration of Middle Grade March, I would like to share with you the books on my TBR (to be read) for this month. I originally planned on reading two […]