Funke, Cornelia. Inkheart. 1st ed. 1. New York: Scholastic Inc., 2003. 1- 534. Print.



Written by: Cornelia Funke

Reviewed by: Kyle Bui

Recommended Audience: Young Adult and older

              Inkheart is a fantasy novel about a young girl named Meggie who lives with her father, Mortimer. Mortimer has a passion for books and also has a peculiar ability. The ability Mo posses caused something that Meggie will not remember for a long time. Meggie is only 12 years old and has a passion for books just like her father. Mortimer or Mo for short, is a “book doctor” that has constantly gone to places where ever a book is needed for repair. One night Meggie sees a dark shadowy figure in the rain through her window. This figure turns out to be an old friend of Mo’s, Dustfinger. To Meggie is someone who she knows nothing about but yet seems fairly familiar to her. Dustfinger tells Mo that someone is after him and that Mo needs to run.

             Mo decides to go up to his wife’s aunt’s house up in northern Italy. As he packs some of his belongings and tools for the trip, Meggie notices a book cover in brown paper that catches her attention. This leads her to ask Mo what book is that and if she could read it. Mo immediately says no leaving Meggie to wonder why did he say no so abruptly. When Meggie, Mo, Dustfinger arrive at the aunt’s house, Meggie discovers that her name is Elinor. This also lead to her discovery about the true reason for why they are there, for Elinor to hide the secret book. This starts a chain of events that will lead to the discovery of dark secrets that Mo has been hiding from Meggie. This book shows off mystery, fantasy, and adventure.

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