5 member(s) found this review helpful.
Inkheart tells the story of Meggie and her father Mo. One dark and stormy night their lives are turned upside down with the arrival of a stranger. He calls Mo â€˜Silvertongueâ€™ and is there to warn them that someone named Capricorn was on his way. So begins the story of how Meggieâ€™s dad could read characters out of books, and how one day he accidentally read Meggieâ€™s mother into a book. Now one of the characters he read out of a book, a sadistic killer, wants to keep Mo a prisoner to do his bidding and make him the most powerful man on earth.
A book loverâ€™s delight, Inkheart has opening epigraphs to each chapter that call to mind many beloved childrenâ€™s books. There are a number of familiar characters read out of books too. This is a childrenâ€™s book, however like Harry Potter many adults will enjoy it also. The adventures of Mo, Meggie, Aunt Elinor, and two characters from books, Dustfinger and Farid, who want to go â€˜homeâ€™, will linger long after the last page is turned.
4 member(s) found this review helpful.
I found this on a friend's bookshelf a few years ago, when I was 16. The description on the back was less than promising - of course, I always think the book descriptions sound stupid, even if I love the book - but she told me it was good, so I borrowed it. She was right - it was amazing.
Even though it's marketed towards younger kids, I thought it was a great story for anyone to read - much like the Harry Potter series. I find that fantasy books written for younger kids sometimes have the best stories...
I tend to love characters that I pity, and this book gave me one of my favorite characters of all time: Dustfinger. He has all the characteristic I love in a character: mysterious, sad, and introverted. His story was very tragic, and I adored him... even though he tended to betray the other characters every once in a while.
The story itself was interesting and exciting. It is told through the points of view of several different characters, which I always like. (Naturally, I looked forward to the chapters centering on Dustfinger more than any others.)
3 member(s) found this review helpful.
My daughter actually suggested this and I'm glad she did. Definitely a good read and not childish in writing even though its recommended for kids. Definite 5 star!