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  • Published: New York : Scholastic, 2003.
  • Year Published: 2003
  • Edition: 1st American ed.
  • Description: 534 p. ; 21 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 780

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0439709105
  • 0545046262 (softcover)
  • 0439531640 :

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by Funke, Cornelia Caroline.

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Call number: Teen Fiction, Y Fiction / Funke, Cornelia

Available Copies: Downtown Youth

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Translation of : Tintenherz.

Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.

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This was basically my favorite book ever in sixth grade. I can still recite parts of it aloud, I read it so many times.


This story was interesting and different

Read it if you want to, or not

There are some sympathetic characters in this, but overall its not a very great book. With so many other great teen series out there, I would have to say to give this one a miss.

The story was lively and interesting, and at the end i was on the edge of my seat, but there was something about it that I can't put my finger on. Something that made me want to move on to another book.

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