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Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
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Dec 19, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: young-adult
Read in January, 2009

Inkheart is a curl-up-on-the-couch-on-a-snowy-day book. It is also a book that celebrates books. I have to wonder how well that aspect comes off to young readers, but as an adult reader the nostalgia and deep love of reading was charming. Many classic books provide chapter openings. Meggie's and her father's affection for the written word leap off each page. I can see this as a great gateway book for some readers to discover books like Treasure Island, Peter Pan, The Hobbit and The Arabian Nights.

This book doesn't replace childhood favorites like The Changeling Sea or new YA favorites like Tithe or Howl's Moving Castle, but it deserves to be read by those of us who have ever wished that our stories could literally leap off the page.

Charming and fun.

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