Our rating: ***½

Meggie’s bookbinding father, Mo, has a unique talent. When he reads books aloud, the characters come to life. He first discovered this when reading to Meggie as a baby. Several characters from the book Inkheart, villainous and otherwise, appeared in their living room, while Meggie’s mother disappeared. And she hasn’t been seen since. Meggie, now twelve years old, knows nothing about her father’s ability, but a mysterious man named Dustfinger shows up to give Mo a warning. Capricorn, Inkheart‘s wicked badguy, read out from his story long ago, has plans for finding Mo and using his book-reading for evil purposes. Meggie and Mo are about to be swept into the adventure of their life.

I had seen this book quite a bit at libraries and bookstores, and I finally decided to give it a try. My conclusion? Not bad. It’s certainly not my new favorite, but if you’re looking for new fantasy-type books, you might want to give this one a try. The writing style is a bit unusual, being translated from German, but it didn’t strike me as hard to comprehend at all. It’s a long read, but I enjoyed it, and the whole “book within the book” thing is fun.

2 Responses to “Inkheart”

  1. i really liked this book, but its sequel, Inkspell, is EVEN BETTER, like, WAY better! i found that i love to read these types of books on rainy days in my fav chair w/ a cup of hot chocolate!

  2. im ssssoooo excited for the movie to come out!!!!

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