Books loved anyone who opened them; they gave you security and friendship and didn't ask for anything in return; they never went away, never, not even when you treated them badly.
What if, one night, while you were reading out loud to your wife and child, a character from the book suddenly appeared in your living room—and your wife disappeared, back into the book? What if that character was a villain, and he forced you to read other villains out of books, knowing full well that for everything that came out, something must go back in? And, after you break away from him, how do you explain all this to your daughter nine years later when the past comes back to haunt you?
This is the Inkheart trilogy, a tale full of magical creatures and fantastic characters, cold-hearted villains and suffering heroes. It is a book about books for people who love books, who know that life doesn't always end as happily as it does in stories, but that all stories have a magic of their own.
Review by Lauren Shearer
Lauren Shearer writes words for fun and profit. She also makes films, but everyone knows you can't make a profit doing that. Her other hobby is consistently volunteering way too much of her time. You can read more of her reviews here
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