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Inkheart (Movie Cover) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 2009
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One cruel night, Meggie's father, Mo, reads aloud from INKHEART, and an evil ruler named Capricorn escapes the boundaries of fiction, landing instead in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie's in the middle of the kind of adventure she thought only took place in fairy tales. Somehow she must master the magic that has conjured up this nightmare. Can she change the course of the story that has changed her life forever?
"Beguiling...the story seems to have been sprinkled with some magical fairy dust."--The New York Times Book Review
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- Publisher : Scholastic Paperbacks; Reissue, Media Tie In edition (January 1, 2009)
- Language : English
- Mass Market Paperback : 576 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0545046262
- ISBN-13 : 978-0545046268
- Reading age : 8 - 12 years
- Grade level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.25 x 1.25 x 7.75 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,186,493 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is also, in a sense, all about books, and I love books about books. If you have a fairly good knowledge of classic children's literature, you'll enjoy those connections immensely. If you like books, particularly children's books, and you like fantasy and adventure, you will probably enjoy this book.
Quotations are used from many other children's and fantasy books. Those make the story even more enjoyable.
The writing is creative and interesting, the plot is fantastical and convoluted, the characters are varied and mostly interesting, sometimes likable and sometimes detestable, of course. Some characters aren't clearly good guys or bad guys, which is similar to life as we know it.
On the down side, which is minor, I am wondering just who this book was written for. I'm told it's children's literature. But children do not need to read about this much violence, surely, even when it is committed mostly by beings from books rather than reality? I don't know. I also find some plot twists to be very unbelievable, but it is a fantasy, after all.
I read this book on the Kindle (as I read most books) and only noticed one potential typo in the book (which is amazingly good, really).
The PLOT deviates some, so even if you've seen the movie, you'd be missing out not reading Funke's wonderful writing
You get the plot from other reviews', so I will leave you with this. There are NOT too many books of this genre that are truly original. This is. There are not too many books out there that don't fall into some campy dialogue. This doesn't.
I go through books, Kindle and otherwise, and after reading Inkheart, I went and purchased the trilogy hardcopy (of which I'm terribly discerning about what takes up space) because I think this is a classic.
My son just read it as well, he's 8, but reading beyond his 2nd grade level, he finished and immediately asked when he's getting the next one!! And has asked me twice, "Is it here yet?"
I think it's a testament to Funke's writing, that she can so capture myself and my son so completely.
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Anyway, not sure if this review has helped much but I'd recommend it for a 10-14 year olds. And definitely "reading with mummy time"!!
I have often wanted to live in the world of my my books. I want my Hogwarts letter and I frequently check wardrobes just in case I get to go to Narnia. After reading Inkheart and knowing that it may not go the way that I want it to and that in fact living in a book world may end completely awfulIy for me I am starting to rethink that decision…but still how exciting would it be?
What I am most grateful for is that I have two other books in the series are already waiting for me to read. I would be stressed out if I had to wait for the sequels.
If you are looking for a beautiful series of books to fall in to then I thoroughly recommend Inkheart. It is a must for anyone who loves book and to celebrate the whole world of literature.
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke is available now.