by Neil Gaiman
Coraline Versions of Reality Quotes
How we cite our quotes: (Chapter.Paragraph)
And then it took shape in the mist: a dark house, which loomed at them out of the formless whiteness.
"But that's –" said Coraline.
"The house you just left," agreed the cat. "Precisely." (6.51-53)
The fact that the entire other world is so small makes Coraline feel disoriented; imagine if suddenly all that existed was your house and your yard.
There was nothing else there in the mirror. Just her, in the corridor.
A hand touched her shoulder, and she looked up. The other mother stared down at Coraline with big black button eyes. (6.74-75)
This scene freaked us out a little and made us wonder if the other mother was a vampire. We love the immediate shift here, too. One second, Coraline is alone, the next, the other mother is there.