Just had a chance to cruise the other reviews/rates on this book. I agree that the heroine was drawn to seem older than she was portrayed in the book, but she's a bit of an odd duck, isn't she? Or as one of the ladies upstairs says *an extraordinary child* so I was fine with her looking older but acting younger. What I really liked was how much more creepy and menacing this version of the story felt compared to the book and movie. You really got the sense of isolation Coraline felt. I also loved how the relationship with the cat developed in this version. All in all my this was my favourite of the novel and movie.