ISBN: 978-0439709101

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke begins one night shortly after Meggie’s birth. At that time Meggie’s mother is transported into the world of Inkheart, the book her husband was reading. Possibly worse is that several of the terrible creatures from the book are then transported out. Meggie’s father has no idea what has happened but comes to understand that when he reads aloud these things happen. The creatures destroyed his copy of the book so they would never have to go back but that’s the only way that he is going to get his wife back, so throughout Meggie’s life he drags her from one bookstore to another, searching for another copy of Inkheart.


What Meggie Learns

Meggie has never known what happened to her mother because her father always kept it a secret. She assumed, as did everyone else, that her mother simply left them. But the truth is much more difficult to understand. When Meggie gets caught up with the creatures again it’s time to come clean about the whole story. And once the story is known it’s time to face off with the creatures from Inkheart once and for all.


But they aren’t willing to go down without a fight. They want Meggie’s father’s gift and they are willing to do anything to make him use it for them. When they find out that Meggie has the same gift they are just as happy to take her as well. But they are determined to destroy their book and destroy the world as well so that they can take it over for themselves. It’s going to be more than just difficult to keep this from happening, it’s going to be almost impossible but Meggie and her friends have to try.


Meggie’s father is certain his wife has been lost to him forever but she’s actually been brought out of the book by another reader, with no voice and chained to the floor in the kitchen she is unable to communicate to her family. Will they ever find her even when they are only a few floors above? And will they even know her if they do find her? Things have changed a lot in the years since her disappearance and it’s going to take a lot of work to put those things back together. First, however, they will have to outsmart creatures who have spent over a decade planning their ultimate coup.

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  • Abby Clare
    November 6, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Inkheart is definitely a book for the avid book lover. Cornelia Funke has created the perfect world for those who love to read and imagine themselves into the story. After all, that’s exactly what happens throughout this book. The poor characters keep pulling others out of their own stories much to the excitement of some and the displeasure of others. You get to meet such interesting characters some of them great people and some of them not so great. And everyone just keeps pushing on despite all the problems they suffer and are determined to make it where they belong.

  • Angie Randall
    November 6, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Cornelia Funke’s Inkheart captured my attention right from the summary. I absolutely love books and I sometimes wonder what would happen if some of the characters came alive in the real world. This was amazing because that’s exactly what happens. The characters of the books they read pop right out of the story. But this book also talks about the problems with that happening and the ways it can cause trouble for those around and those who are pulled out. I was intrigued from beginning to end of this book and looked forward to reading the next one as well.

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