Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Book Review: Inkheart

Title: Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy #1)
Author: Cornelia Funke
Genre: MG Fantasy
Rating: B-

140-Character Summary: Literary characters come to life when a "Silvertongue" reads the book out loud. (And real people get lost in the book.) Bad stuff follows.

First 140 Characters: "Rain fell that night, a fine, whispering rain. Many years later, Meggie had only to close her eyes and she could still hear it, like..."

140-Character Review: Took 100 pages to get interesting and 193 to get REALLY interesting. The "confused" rising action was frustrating. I'll read book 2 (and 3).

Hogwarts Challenge Notes:
Transfiguration (Literary Characters Become Living, Breathing People and Vice Versa)


Jill said...

I read this book aloud to my kids. Drove me absolutely crazy. I couldn't wait for it to be finished. They, however, loved it!

Shelley said...

My favorite of hers is The Thief Lord. I liked this series, but it is not very dynamic.