Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy), Cornelia Funke
**** (4 Stars)
Fantasy. Inkheart is a great book that encourages reading and using your imagination. Inkheart is about a girl named Meggie, who's father, Mo, has the unique talent of being able to bring his favorite characters to life by reading their stories out loud. That talent turns into a curse when one night, Meggie's mother disappears, and the evil king Capricorn, and his knife wielding minion, Basta, take her place. Throughout the book, Meggie and her father try to find Meggie's mother, while also trying to escape from Capricorns clutches. 12+ for quite a bit of swearing (D word and H word) by Meggie's aunt, Elinor, and there is also some violence and drinking.