Friday, February 17, 2012

Review: Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

From internationally acclaimed storyteller Cornelia Funke, this bestselling, magical epic is now out in paperback!

One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART-- and an evil ruler 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. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For 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.

First off, let me say that this book is beautifully written, full of imagery and similes.  The characters were interesting and the story was well developed and moved along at a nice pace.  The problem that I had with it was that it was SO long.  I had a difficult time becoming entirely engrossed in the story.  There was a lot of "filler" that could have been cut out.  How many times can you be captured and escape from the same bad guy?

The plot and the general idea of the book were both easy to follow and very interesting.  Imagine having the characters of a book appear in your living room when you read aloud!  I felt like it was resolved fairly and realistically.  While it wasn't my favorite book I've ever read, I do think I will read the next book in the series.

  • Reading Level: Ages 10 and up
  • Publisher: The Chicken House 
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KT said...

This is probably my favorite book ever. I loved the whole darn thing and wish Mo would come read me a story :)

I didn't love the sequels as much, though I know several people that liked them quite a bit more.

Elizabeth said...

Lovely your header.



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