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Kids Fiction 3753
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5.0
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0.0
Reader reviewed by Mairi

One night, Meggie looks out her bedroom window to see a man, who calls himself Dustfinger and refers to her father Mo as Silvertongue, standing in the yard, and after that her life is never the same again. Dustfinger and his marten Gwin, she soon learns, come from another world, a world that exists only between the pages of a book. Nine years ago, Mo accidently read them out of their home along with the villain of the story- Capricorn.

Years ago, this book was one of my favorites, and I decided to reread it after I read Inkdeath. I maintain that Inkdeath is the best book in the trilogy, but Inkheart does have a sort of magic to it that Inkdeath lacks. It is also most beautiful when read by someone who knows how the story is going to end, as there are occasional references to Meggie looking back on the events described years later.


 

All in all, the Inkworld Trilogy is an excellent fantasy, but Inkheart should be read by all book lovers, who will probably want to read it over and over again as I do- it gets better every time.
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