How we cite our quotes:
She was still bored, and her mother wasn't yet home.
Coraline got a chair and pushed it over to the kitchen door. She climbed onto the chair and she reached up. She got down, then got a broom from the broom cupboard. She climbed back on the chair again and reached up with the broom.
We love the style of this passage. We only get descriptions of Coraline's actions and we have to infer, or figure out, what exactly she's trying to do and why she's trying to do it. And when you have a bored kid at home alone, you can only imagine what trouble she'll cause...
A whole toy box filled with wonderful toys.
This is more like it, thought Coraline. (3.71-72)
At first, Coraline does seem taken in by the neat things in the other world. It's definitely not boring, that is for sure. It's amazing how easily the little things can make us happy sometimes.
"So," said her other father. "Do you like it here?"
"I suppose," said Coraline. "It's much more interesting than at home." (4.107-108)
When comparing her real home to her other home, the she first thinks of is boring vs. interesting. Goes to show you what's on her mind.