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Inkheart  (Inkheart, Bk 1)
Inkheart - Inkheart, Bk 1
Author: Cornelia Funke, Anthea Bell
Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service. — Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a book-binder. But her father has a deep secret-- he possesses an extraordinary...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780439531641
ISBN-10: 0439531640
Publication Date: 10/1/2003
Pages: 544
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 234 ratings
Publisher: Scholastic
Book Type: Hardcover
Members Wishing: 0
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katzpawz avatar reviewed Inkheart (Inkheart, Bk 1) on + 281 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 6
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!
reviewed Inkheart (Inkheart, Bk 1) on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
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.
reviewed Inkheart (Inkheart, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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
reviewed Inkheart (Inkheart, Bk 1) on + 33 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.
daedelys avatar reviewed Inkheart (Inkheart, Bk 1) on + 1756 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
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.
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laurqui avatar reviewed Inkheart (Inkheart, Bk 1) on
I loved this book. It had me so interested it was difficult to put it down. I think it took me all of 3 days to read it. It's very well written but I don't know that I would choose to read it to my 8 year old as there are some darker themes in here such as "the shadow" and even the darkness and innate evil that is found in the characters created by Fenoglio. This is a story about how Fenoglio's story comes to life and interacts with Silvertongue(Mo), his daughter Meggie, and others. Themes: Friendship vs. Betrayal, Good vs. Evil, Real vs. Fantasy, the darkness that draws in human interest, self-interest, self-preservation, love displayed in sacrifice and others.
reviewed Inkheart (Inkheart, Bk 1) on
This book is so good. I reccomend this book for everyone. (Thats right its not just for kids!)It never gets boring so I give this book a thumbs up.
reviewed Inkheart (Inkheart, Bk 1) on
This is the beginning book to a great triology. Lots of fun, I couldn't put it down.


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