Do you know the feeling when you read a MG book and wish you could have read it when you were younger? I mean, if I did, I could have appreciate this book as much as it deserves, because it's genius.
Inkheart is an original fantasy book. It is mysterious, funny and full of exciting adventures. In contrary to what's being expected, Inkheart's plot occurs in our present; I was a bit surprised to read about cars and cellphones since it seems Meggie and her father live in another reality. Meggie, as an avid reader, has to accept that magic isn't far away as it always seemed.
In the book, we find some complicated characters. Evey one of them has an history and secrets. Some of them are purely evil and some of them are purely good, but there are some you can't decide what to really make of them; Is someone who acts by his dream is evil? Besides, many of them had to do some difficult choices during the book, what's brings me to my next point.
Everything comes with a price. Rowling, Richelle Mead (Vampire Academy), Rachel Vincent (The Soul Screamers Series) and some other excellent authors thought us that. You can't do something without thinking of the consequences. Once in the book, I felt the characters were "getting away" without anything bad happening and I've soon proved wrong. The author makes her world real.
The Ending was good; you can read the book as a stand-alone though I've heard there are two more books in the series. I'm interested to see how the story and some things are going to be (hopefully) solved hence I think I'm going to read the other books.
And last and definitely not least, the writing. I can't even explain how Funke's writing was wonderful; I loved the idea of putting a quote in the start of every chapter. I felt the books' and the reading love everywhere, not only because Meggie loved it but because the author passed her message. I loved her words, her characters and her way to tell us the story. She did it amazingly.
Go read this book. Let your children, siblings, or any kid you know to read the book. Read it as an adult or a kid. This is probably one of the best fantasy books I've ever read and I keep asking- where was this book when I was younger? It'd make me different, I'm sure of it.