This was my first Gaiman, and although this novel isn't really targeted to my particular age group, I still really enjoyed it. I think Gaiman does a nice job of establishing a main character who readers of all ages can at some point to relate to: a young girl who isn't entirely content where she is and wants things to be more exciting, or at least different. I thought that the story was very well constructed and that it had a valuable message behind it. It was creative but also sent chills down my spine--the plot is actually very frightening! As a reader I could definitely see Coraline develop throughout the book, and I hope younger readers enjoy this aspect of the novel. I also thought that this book was very well written, and a few of Gaiman's lines made me laugh. I guess I would describe his style as concise but still definitely adequately descriptive.Carefully tied together and wonderfully imaginable, Coraline left me feeling satisfied in every way. I've only read one other Gaiman besides Coraline, namely Stardust, but I loved them both and certainly intend to read more.