Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Inkheart




















Inkheart
by Cornelia Funke

About the Book:
Meggie’s father, Mo, has an wonderful and sometimes terrible ability. When he reads aloud from books, he brings the characters to life--literally. Mo discovered his power when Maggie was just a baby. He read so lyrically from the the book Inkheart, that several of the book’s wicked characters ended up blinking and cursing on his cottage floor. Then Mo discovered something even worse--when he read Capricorn and his henchmen out of Inkheart, he accidentally read Meggie’s mother in.

Meggie, now a young lady, knows nothing of her father's bizarre and powerful talent, only that Mo still refuses to read to her. Capricorn, a being so evil he would "feed a bird to a cat on purpose, just to watch it being torn apart," has searched for Meggie's father for years, wanting to twist Mo's powerful talent to his own dark means. Finally, Capricorn realizes that the best way to lure Mo to his remote mountain hideaway is to use his beloved, oblivious daughter Meggie as bait!
-Jennifer Hubert

From Me: I absolutely loved this book! I don't know why I didn't read it sooner! I don't really know what else to say LOL The characters were great, the story was great and the ending was awesome - I can't wait to read the next one!

Inkheart, the movie, is coming out at the end of the month and I am going to see it with Lace. I'm a little nervous. This is such a good story that I'm afraid the film-makers won't do it justice. I really hope it turns out as good as the most recent Narnia movies have.

2 comments:

lace said...

I feel the exact same way. The movie better be good.

Do you need the next book?

grams said...

Me too! I loved the books! Hope you don't mind me tagging along.