Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Since I heard there was going to be a fantasy movie called Inkheart coming out, and that it is based on a book, I decided to give it a try. I had never even seen the previews. I just saw a billboard, so I had no idea what it was about.

From the first page, I was interested. It is the book I have always been looking for! There are adventure, magic, odd characters, and other worlds. I really don't want anyone who's even thinking of reading the book to read the synopsis in the next paragraph! It was all the more exciting because I had no idea what was going to happen. I didn't even read the back of the book, when I bought it.

(Spoiler Alert!) So Inkheart is about a girl, named Meggie, and her father, who she calls Mo (very cute). One night, a strange man who knows Mo comes to their door warning them to get out of town because a man named Capricorn is looking for them, and he's getting close. Leaving town right away, Mo takes Meggie on a desperate journey to hide the coveted item that Capricorn is looking for, a book called Inkheart. We later learn that when Mo reads a book aloud, things and even characters come out of it. The evil Capricorn and other characters were all read out of the book long ago when Meggie was young. Captured by Capricorn, he forces Mo to read treasures and other evil characters out of the book, so that Carpicorn can take over our world. Meggie and Mo work together to figure out how to put Capricorn and his men back into the book in which they belong. (Spoiling over!)

The book is a trilogy! You know how us sisters love trilogies. The next two books after this one is Inkspell and Indeath. They all came out already, so don't be upset when you finish Inheart! I looked the author up, Cornelia Funke and found out the original versions of this book is in German! They were translated into English, so that was pretty cool.

Go forth and read!
I give this book 4.8 stars!

(After finishing the entire trilogy, I will blog about it again.)

1 comment:

Tara said...

I can't wait to read your post after I finish reading Inkheart!! Yay!