So, the end of the book! Here’s my thoughts…
The other mother got even creepier, especially with the hand thing at the end. *Shudders* Coraline was a totally brave little girl, and she rocks for outsmarting the other mother. But even though she was scared and everything, the one I felt the most bad for was the cat! Poor thing was TERRIFIED of the other mother (although I did laugh out loud when she threw him at her). That cat was awesome.
Overall, this was a fun, weird, twisted book. Although the skeptical part of me is doubtful about her plan to trap that hand… what if it gets out? I think she should have tried to smash it, but I guess since she’s a little girl that might have been a little too gory. But still. I fully believe in the double-tap – you don’t want a baddie suddenly coming after you when you think it’s safe.
As for the movie… ehh. The book was great, and I’ll totally re-read it sometime. But I thought the movie wasn’t done quite as well – movie Coraline was kind of a brat. And it kind of dragged up until the end, when the other mother started getting all scary. And Wybie was a really random addition… I mean he was a sweet kid, but he totally didn’t need to be there.
Anyways, this was a fun book to read this month! Thanks Jenn for hosting the readalong :-)