If you ever have the wonderful chance to read this out loud with your whole family I guarantee you're ALL going to "fall into" the story! This is part one of a perfectly plotted trilogy written, supposedly, for kids. It really does appeal to all ages though!
Growing up with a Father who would not read out loud to her and a Mother who she thinks is dead made Meggy mature beyond her years. The adventures she falls into with her Father lead to places only found in our imaginations. A really fine place!
Very unusual story. It is supposed to be a children's book, but so are the Harry Potter books, and I like those, too! Fun, interesting, and very different. It's one of those that could be read to an older child over a number of weeks, a little at a time. Some parts are kind of scary for a young child.
i loved this story; it was written for children but as an adult i was captivated by the story and the characters. you must also read inkspell
One night Meggies father, Mo, reads aloud from a book called Inkheart, and an evil ruller named Capricorn escapes the boundries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has read about in books.
Somehow Meggie and Mo must learn to harness the magic that conjured this nightmare. Somehow, they must change the course of the story that has changed their lives forever.
I really felt that this book started out slow and took more than 100 pages to finally start getting good. I remember having tried once to read it before and gave up after a couple of chapters because I figured I just wasn't "in the mood" for this type of story and had set it aside for later. This time I kept going because the movie finally came out and I still hadn't gotten around to reading the book, even though I've had it for several years now.
I did feel, that after getting good, the book slowed down and I tended to find myself more interested in picking at my cuticles than in reading it. But it roller-coastered again and I'd find myself glued to the pages.
The big plus of this book, is that it has something every reader can be enchanted by, and that's the possibility of characters coming right out of their books. The plot and idea of the story is wonderful, but sometimes the author's storytelling skills are a little bland.