Coraline - Neil Gaiman I had no idea the movie "Coraline" was based on this book until one of my friends told me and recommended that I read the book. I read it and the movie was very similar to the book, so I liked that there weren't a lot of scenes left out. This book is well-written and interesting, but I would not recommend it if you scare easily, like I did when I first read the book (the movie was creepier though ;). If you've seen the movie and liked it, and if you do not scare that easily, then you should read Coraline.