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by Cornelia Funke

When Meggie's dad reads aloud from Inkheart, the book sweeps Meggie's mom and their two cats into it and two evil rulers and a fire-eater out of it. I wont tell you any more because it would ruin the story!

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submitted by Grace B.S., age 8
(July 2, 2008 - 7:48 am)

This is a great book. It is very scary though. I had to quit in the middle of the 2nd book, but I might go back to reading it. Anyway the name of the sequel is Inkspell. Enjoy!!!

submitted by Amy , age 10
(July 3, 2008 - 10:53 am)

I love this book SO MUCH

submitted by Mae P, age 12, California
(July 5, 2008 - 5:42 pm)

This is a great book! I totally advise everyone to read it. The beginning can be a little slow, but wait it out and it gets great!  There is a sequel ( also good), and a third book which I am eagerly awaiting!  Little scary, but overall fantastic!

submitted by Reuben K, age 12, New Jersey
(July 6, 2008 - 9:57 am)

You are totally right about ALL of that.

submitted by Amy
(July 6, 2008 - 11:15 am)

The comment that say's you are totally right... it is meant for Reuben

submitted by Amy
(July 6, 2008 - 11:17 am)

This book is awesome! I love it! I have to admit, it can get a little scary, but I think that makes the book even better! The plot is so creative, you grow to love all of the characters, (not the bad guys), and the book keeps you reading and reading! The author has many other books including; Inkspell, Dragon Rider, Thief Lord, and the third book in the Inkheart trilogy, Inkdeath, is soon to come out. Happy reading! 

submitted by Kimberly B, age 12, Cottonwood, CA
(July 6, 2008 - 11:14 am)

I've read every single book of those, except Inkspell, I read most of it but it was getting a little to scary ! ( of course not Inkdeath yet though!!!)

submitted by Amy
(July 6, 2008 - 11:16 am)

Amy, how is it scary? Is the first book scary? Hope not.

submitted by Losgunna, age 10, Portland
(January 28, 2009 - 9:13 pm)

Do not worry, the book is not scary at all! How could anybody think it was scary! Give me 3 good examples of when it gets scary!

submitted by Maya P., age 10, Bethesda
(April 8, 2009 - 4:52 pm)

Wow! Its my favorite book (though I say that about ALL good books). But I do want to disagree with you, Kimberly. I like the bad guys, too! Not that I'm rooting for them or anything, but it's just that they're so horrible! Corneila Funke must have had a good time creating them. Oh, and I agree, all of her books are delicious!

submitted by Willa C., age 12 4/4, Nehalem, Or
(July 13, 2008 - 3:20 pm)

Now that I think about it, I guess that you're right Willa! I don't think I'd like the books half as much if so many bad guys weren't in it!:) I guess that I should have said that I don't like the bad guys for who they are, I just really like their quirks and personailty!:) They're so wicked, that you can't wait to see what they come up with next!:) And I agree, it must have been amazing to come up with such awesome charcters!:)

submitted by Kimberly B, age 12, California
(September 2, 2008 - 4:00 pm)

Totally!Tongue out A good story is as much about its villans as its heros.


submitted by Camille W., age 12, Chicago IL
(April 17, 2010 - 12:59 pm)

Well, Willa, I so agree. What would a good book be without villains? In other books, I love Voldemort, Count Olaf, Grimalkin, and all the others.

submitted by Mary E. W., age 10 and a h, New Jersey
(October 14, 2008 - 7:56 pm)

In Inkheart, the villains just didn't seem very real to me. In the other books though, they seemed more believable, more advanced. I liked them a lot more then, and I thought that the chapter in Inkdeath from Mortola's point of view was amazing (although very sad).


P.S. I LOVE  THE Inkheart Trilogy, Dragon Rider, and The Thief Lord!! Cornelia Funke is an awesome writer!!! She has a great website, too.

submitted by Ima Bookworm, age 10, Milky Way Galax
(April 11, 2009 - 8:32 pm)

Willa, "its" (in the first sentence) should be it's.

submitted by Cara L., age 11, USA
(September 26, 2009 - 5:23 pm)