I have a low tolerance for violence. I produce enough anxiety all on my own without needing the adrenaline shock of a horror story, After reading most of Gaiman's other novels, I decided to give Coraline a try. I'm glad I did. It's not full of "blood and guts" like I worried it would be. Instead, it's more like a fairy tale/psychological thriller. Gaiman knows how to get inside character's minds, making the fantastical seem real and relatable. Coraline is a brave girl and a great role model. I especially recommend listening to the audiobook, narrated by Gaiman himself.