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Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
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Apr 18, 2009

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** spoiler alert ** I actually enjoyed this book sooo much better than the first one. It's actually a 3.5, maybe even a four. I thought it flowed much better, the plot and suspense were much better as well. I was glad to finally get to hear more about Dustfinger and his life. He is one of my favorite characters and I had to admire the author for actually killing him off, since he is such a favorite character (although I think he will be back in the third book).
There were a couple things that I didn't like in the book. First, she threw in a bit more language in this book. Language in books doesn't really bother me, but when you are targeting children to read the book, I don't think swear words are appropriate.
It also threw me to find out that Meggie was only 13. I had imagined her older, especially when she gets into a very grown-up relationship with Farid. Maybe having never had a boyfriend until college I don't understand kid love, but to consider staying in a dream world, leaving your family and loved ones, to stay with a boy, all when you're 13 is a little bit crazy to me. She should have made Meggie older.
I did think her writing was much better. I didn't feel quite the translation gap like I did in the first book. I also thought the plot was a lot more stimulating. I really didn't want to put it down at a few parts. So all in all, much better than the first and it actually made me want to read the third.
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message 1: by Becky (new)

Becky that is interesting. maybe I will pick it up too. I have it but was so unimpressed with the first but if you liked the second better I will give it a try.

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