countbryceula said: I just want to say that when I read "Coraline," I was a little girl who was afraid of everything. Not only did that book satisfy my strange need to read things that scared me, but it taught me to be brave. In a society in which girls are socialized to be scared and to be passive, this lesson of bravery was especially important for my nine-year-old self. So thank you for creating a young precocious female protagonist who was brave, even when she found herself living in a very, very scary world.
… which is really all I ever wanted that book to do.
I’m glad it helped.