- Hardcover: 535 pages
- Publisher: Chicken House/Scholastic; 1st Us Edition edition (2003)
- ISBN-10: 0439852706
- ISBN-13: 978-0439852708
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 6.2 x 1.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (892 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,289,449 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (Hardcover) Hardcover – 2003
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The plot has a great layout first making you wonder 'just what is this book really about?' The hook is set and the couriosity activated with the musings of Meggie as to her Father's unusual actions and the appearence of an odd stranger that seems to know her father quite well. As more was revealed I was enveloped by the ethical or moral dilema of Mo, Meggie and the other characters on the good team that are in fact responsible for tossing the snowball down the hill in the first place.
I was excited to see the next book in the series and devoured it just as quickly. I anxiously await the next book as well as the movie I have heard is in the making.
If you like a fanasty book set in modern day Earth, like the Harry Potter books (among others) then I highly recomend this book.
Although Inkheart is a long book (500+ pages), Funke establishes the thrills and the threat in the book's premise almost immediately, on a dark and stormy night and the day following when Meggie and her dad first try to make their escape. The narrative continues to an isolated village in Italy where Meggie encounters a menagerie of minor evil characters who have also escaped from the book.
Meggie is an engaging and spunky heroine that will appeal to both boy and girl readers.
A nice feature of the book is its general love for books - dad Mo is a bookbinder, aunt Elinor is a book collector with a huge library. Clearly Funke is not a lightweight trying to cash in on the Harry Potter fantasy kick; she conveys her love of books and language in a way that will enthuse any reader from 8 to 80.
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This is one of my favorite books as a kid. When i picked it up in high school, i was like, "maybe thisll be good" and it blew my mind. Read morePublished 2 days ago by ElyonChild3
This is such a well-written book. The story is interesting and there are enough twists to keep you guessing what will happen to the characters next. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Cynthia G Larkins
Great character development, interesting magic idea.I really enjoyed the Journey. She developed a great foundation for a well written story. Read morePublished 17 days ago by L Wood
I liked this book but I didn't LOVE it. It's a gripping story, it's original, but it's geared to ?youth? and it's very disturbing. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Dr. Amy
Cornelia Funke is definitely a master at storytelling. Her words can draw you in and make you feel as if your veins are nothing but the ink her books are printed with. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Emily Godwin