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Coraline - Neil Gaiman This book is a book for all ages, and by this I mean it reads a lot less like a YA novel and more of a MG novel (which isn't exactly what I enjoy reading the most). Told in third-person, I felt that despite Gaiman's unarguable writing talent, I was being told a lot more than being shown. Snippets of genius writing where the description is vivid and the prose is strong would be followed by another, "Coraline did this now. And then did this, then that." I felt let down and usually, if this writing can be pushed aside for the amazing plot or story, I could let it go. However, it just didn't flow to a point where I forgot about it, it seemed as if the writing was all I noticed.Here is an example: