Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Publisher:  Scholastic Corporation
Released Date: September 23, 2003
Pages: 543
Source: Borrowed

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can “read” fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

Inkheart is the first book from Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart Trilogy. It’s a charming and very imaginative read.

I simply love the concept of this story. It was one of those stories that I’d want to live in when I was a kid. As I was reading it, I felt as if I was really part of the story.

However, I felt Cornelia let me down somehow. Perhaps, it’s because of the pacing of the story. It took several pages for something to happen and it took me to read the book for almost two weeks, which is very unusual for me.

 As for the story itself, I wasn’t demanding for more. I knew it has everything it should possess. It was just really the pacing that went downhill.

Despite of the slow-pacing of the story, I gave this book 3 hearts because of the writing, the plot and, most especially, the characters. I kept on reading the book because the characters are simply compelling, I felt a connection with them and they are just unique in their own ways.

Inkheart is one of those stories to reminisce your childhood. It can take you back from where you used to have those little adventures or fantasies you’ve created inside your mind.

Overall Rating

“Liked it”

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