Sunday, April 10, 2011

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke ~A Book Review

Meggie lives a quiet life alone with her father, a book-binder. But her father has a deep secret-- he possesses an extraordinary magical power. One day a mysterious stranger arrives who seems linked to her father's past. Who is this sinister character and what does he want? Suddenly Meggie is involved in a breathless game of escape and intrigue as her father's life is put in danger. Will she be able to save him in time?

Another YA (young adult) title! I kept seeing this book in odd places so when I was browsing my local Oxfam (charity shop in the UK) and it was there and I bought it! It was good, but not great.
I think if I was 12 I would have loved it!! Unfortunately I'm not 12 and therefore it was just okay. I don't think I'll continue on with the other two books that complete this trilogy nor will I go out of my way to see the movie starring Brandon Frasier!
I did really enjoy the bringing characters out of books by just reading out loud and the amount of chaos that would ensue. Which is why I picked up the book in the first place. It was full of adventure and intrigue! Therefore, if you are or have a young adult who likes to read I would recommend this book to you!

2 comments:

  1. I teach middle school kids and read the series just to see what the kids were talking about. The first book was the best of the 3 (in my opinion)The last one was just a little too odd for my taste. My students also found the first to be the best. I too enjoyed the first book (and would suggest you avoid the movie adaptation!) :)

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  2. I read on amazon that the 3rd was a bit odd! I'm guessing you've seen the movie? I generally try to avoid movie adaptations, but sometimes my curiosity gets the better of me!
    I'm glad you and your students enjoyed reading and discussing this series!! x

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