Meggie has never had the kinds of adventures she reads about in her favorite books. She’s lived a quiet life with her father, Mo, who binds and repairs books for a living, ever since her mother disappeared long before she can remember. But her quiet life changes forever when a man called Dustfinger comes to her home. He brings with him unwanted news. Someone who has been searching for Mo for years has found him, and Meggie and Mo must leave before he comes.
Meggie and Mo set out on an unforgettable journey. Along the way, they encounter Meggie’s book-loving great-aunt, an author with a love of his villains, and the man who Dustfinger has warned them of: Capricorn himself. Meggie is in the middle of an adventure the like of which she thought only happened in books—but what if books themselves could come alive?
Inkheart was an amazing book. Whenever I thought I knew where the story was going, Cornelia Funke added an unexpected twist, turning the story to a direction I never would have anticipated. The characters were amazing, the writing some of the best I’ve ever read. It is a book for writers, readers, or both. I’d recommend this book for readers ages ten and up, because parts were darker, but this isn’t a book only kids can enjoy—I know plenty of adults who love this book as much as I do. It is the first book in the Inkheart trilogy (the other two volumes being titled Inspell and Inkdeath), and though there were parts in each of them where I thought the story could never end well, it does. For people looking for an incredible, well-written fantasy book, I would highly recommend Inkheart.