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Inkheart

Inkheart

Cornelia Caroline Funke
3
Friday, Mar 11, 2016

Years ago, when Meggie was just a baby, her father discovered he had a terrible and dangerous gift. He can ‘read’ fictional characters to life out of his books, but something always has to go into the book to replace them. When he reads aloud the book Inkheart, he releases angry characters into the world, but at the same time his wife disappears into the story. Later, when Meggie is 12, one of them comes back and abducts them, trying to force her father into his service. When Meggie discovers she has the same talent, will she be able to keep it hidden from her captors, and possibly use it to escape?

I liked the idea of the reading your favorite characters alive but the way the author delivered it was kind of disappointing.

This "story within a story" will delight not just fantasy fans, but all readers who like an exciting plot with larger-than-life characters.

This review was contributed by: 
Olivia from Leawood Pioneer Library YAAC

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