Coraline by Neil Gaiman
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I listened to the audiobook version of this which was wonderfully read by the author. This story of a little girl who wanders into a mirror-version of her own house was creepy and clever. Each element of her world has an alternate that is just a bit different and darker and seeing how each element will appear on the other side makes the build-up to the adventure interesting. Gaiman tucked funny bits into the story (Coraline doesn't like recipes, she only wants regular food, no recipes) while gradually ratcheting up the suspense and the horror-elements of the story. I would recommend this young adult novel to young and old alike.