Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

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One cruel night, Meggie’s father reads aloud from Inkheart, and an evil ruler named Capricorn escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room.  Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books.  Somehow, Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare.  Only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.

This is Inkheart, a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life.  Dare to read it aloud!

Inkheart enchanted me the very first time I read it and even now, years later, Cornelia Funke’s world calls to me.  The beautiful descriptions, the three dimensional characters and the unique plot make this book a must read for tweens and younger teens.

When a mysterious stranger shows up at the doorstep in the middle of the night, wanting to talk to Mo, her father, Meggie is suspicious.  She knows there is something afoot and she couldn’t have been more right.  The appearance of the man called Dustfinger would change Meggie’s life forever as she discovers adventure and evil she had only read about in the pages of her beloved books.

In my opinion, Inkheart is Cornelia Funke’s best novel.  It can be understood and enjoyed on many different levels, depending on your maturity level and knowledge of classic books.  Once you read Inkheart, I can guarantee that you will never look at books the same way again.

I give this book 5/5 stars.

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