I’m glad I was able to finish this while I was home on break! Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke, is just the type of fantasy book I love. The characters were fully drawn, the plot was unique, and nothing was too outlandish. Best of all, it had books at the heart of it–both the books themselves and the stories they contain, which is indeed a true kind of magic.

It got a little dull in the middle, waiting for the inevitable return to the village, but that must have been how the characters felt as well. I thought the ending was especially well done–it wrapped up the plot of this book, but left loose ends with characters like Dustfinger for the sequel, which I need to read next.

I also loved the quotes at the beginning of chapters, many of which came from favorites like The Princess Bride and Watership Down. It made me feel even more connected to the story as a fellow bibliophile.

I don’t necessarily have a burning desire to see the movie version, but I’d be interested to know how they compare, and if they are planning film sequels as well.

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