Inkheart

Inkheart

Book - 2003
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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.
Publisher: Frome, Somerset [England] : Chicken House ; New York : Scholastic, 2003
Edition: 1st American ed
ISBN: 9780439531641
0439531640
Branch Call Number: J FUN
Characteristics: 534 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Bell, Anthea

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This book was the first book that had made me love to read. I remember picking up this book in my 5th grade classroom and taking it home to read. I absolutely loved the plot and the concept of the book being about books, and I also really liked the characters. The descriptions in this book include a lot of detail and really made my imagination soar. Anyone who likes adventure will like this book.

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Apr 07, 2019

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sarahbru17 Nov 04, 2018

Characters: 10/10
Plot: 10/10
Writing: 10/10
Audio: 10/10
This was my first ever "favorite book" as a child, and it's still an absolute treasure. I'm pretty sure this book is responsible for turning me into a writer. The characters are funny and dynamic. The setting is immersive. The blend of magic and realism is engaging. And the audio version is enrapturing as well; what a fun narrator!

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gurjot22
Jul 31, 2018

After reading many other books, I would say that Inkheart was not that much of an enjoyable book and could've been much better. If you were someone who really enjoyed this book, I would highly suggest that you read the land of stories, which is ​much brighter and enjoyable

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Rocking_Roo
Oct 26, 2017

this is a trilogy better than many.
It fulled with magic, excitement and action.
its as good as Harry Potter
READ IT...

-Rocking Roo
:)

DBRL_KrisA Sep 16, 2017

As you can see from the start/finish dates, this one took me a while to read. Some of that was because I was busy with other things, like a family vacation. (Every time, I take a big bag of books and get no time to read.) But honestly, the main reason it took me so long was that I just wasn't that interested in the book. Meggie (who names their child Meggie?) is a whiny girl; her father is pretty darned ineffectual; Elinor is a completely clueless, rich book-bully. Dustfinger could have been so much more - a tragic figure. Most of the villains are from central casting; Basta (Enough!) and Mortola were more fun than the central villain, Capricorn. (Mortola, it turns out, is Capricorn's mother, but that information is, apparently, irrelevant.)

The best parts of the book are the ones about books - Mo repairing books, Elinor collecting books (even though she won't let Meggie touch them), Meggie reading books, Fenoglio writing them. Endpapers, and dust covers, and illustrations... As a book lover, it warmed my heart to read a book about the love of books. I just wish it had been done a little better.

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samuelcameron
Aug 04, 2017

Beautifully written. It is an incredible experience for a reader. You really get absorbed in the book. I suggest reading the whole inkheart trilogy all enchanting reads.

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BudgiesNbooks
Jul 17, 2017

I really loved this book and the rest of the series. Cornelia Funke has a wonderful imagination and an amazing knack for words. The descriptions are exquisite. An absolutely breathtaking fanatasy, that I would recommend to adventure seekers. Especially if it is raining 😉.

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kflewelling
Jul 07, 2017

Such a creative concept beautifully written and executed! It is written so well that I still enjoy it as an adult.

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Cusi
Apr 20, 2017

this is a pretty good book. I like it for one. its full of action, fantasy, and adventure. its a good book to get your nose stuck into.

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gurjot22
Aug 01, 2018

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TheRandomBoi
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Rocking_Roo
Oct 26, 2017

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Apr 05, 2017

violet_panda_2900 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 6 and 29

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Reyna_Avila_Grace
Jul 12, 2015

Reyna_Avila_Grace thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 8 and 12

Brown_Bear_163 Oct 04, 2014

Brown_Bear_163 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 13

GhostNinjaAuthor72 Sep 24, 2014

GhostNinjaAuthor72 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 15 and 65

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p_snoop
Jan 02, 2019

"It felt almost as if someone were spinning a very fine web around the two of them, a web of secrets and lies closing in on them all the time." Page 55

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Horseless
Jul 28, 2016

Capricorns men where looking for Dustfinger in the wrong place. He hadn`t left the village. He hadn`t even tried. Dustfinger was in Bastas house.

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JacquelynTran
Aug 27, 2015

“Books have to be heavy because the whole world's inside them.”

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_Blizzard
Jul 05, 2015

"Every book should begin with attractive endpapers. Preferably in a dark color: dark red or dark blue, depending on the binding. When you open the book it's like going to the theater. First you see the curtain. Then it's pulled aside and the show begins."

Chromatic Jul 30, 2011

If you are a dreamer, come in
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A Hope-er, a Pray-er, a Magic Bean buyer,
If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin
Come in!
Come in!

Shel Silverstein (preface)

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joycemas
Jul 07, 2014

One cruel night, Meggie's father reads aloud from a book called INKHEART-- and an evil ruler escapes the boundaries of fiction and lands in their living room. Suddenly, Meggie is smack in the middle of the kind of adventure she has only read about in books. Meggie must learn to harness the magic that has conjured this nightmare. For only she can change the course of the story that has changed her life forever.
This is INKHEART--a timeless tale about books, about imagination, about life. Dare to read it aloud.

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Coubycheng
Mar 31, 2010

inkheart is a book where meggie and mo rescue meggie's mother and killes capricorn.fenoglio author of inkheart helps them escapese but then ends up in the book himself.

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Christina946
Jul 13, 2009

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.

lucky Oct 23, 2008

Meggie and Mo have found refuge at Meggie's Aunt Elinor's place. But Capricorn is getting impatient, and wants the book back. Will Mo be able to keep it from him?

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