Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

Meggie’s father has a terrible gift. When he reads aloud from books, any book, he brings the characters to life…literally. He discovered this quite by accident; while reading Inkheart he read our several of the more nasty characters out…and Meggie’s mother in. Now, nine years later, Mo is still hiding from Capricorn, the wickedest character ever created and main villian of the book Inkheart. Meggie knows nothing of her father’s bizarre talent until Capricorn, wanting to put her father to work for him, finds them again. And, using Meggie for bait, he’ll do just that!

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. It has definitely moved into my top ten; if not my top three. It is pratically indescribable, how much I love this book. I’m just going to let some of these quotes speak for themselves; I’m afraid that is the best I can do.

Favorite Quotes: She had been right. The world was a terrible place, cruel, pitiless, dark as a bad dream. Not a good place to live in. Only in books could you find pity, comfort, happiness – and love. Books loved anyone who opened them, they gave you security and friend ship and didn’t ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly. Love, truth, beauty, wisdom, and consolation against death. Who had said that? Someone else who loved books; she couldn’t remember the author’s name, only the words. Words are immortal – until someone comes along and burns them.

“What an artist am I, eh? Is there anything in the world better than words on a page? Magic signs, the voices of the dead, building blocks to make wonderful worlds better than this one, comforters, companions in loneliness. Keepers of secrets, speakers of truth…all those glorious words.”

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