Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a character in a book you were reading suddenly came to life? Meggie’s father is a book binder. Nine years ago he read a story aloud called “Inkheart” and accidentally released an evil character from the book into our world! Whenever this happens, of course, a living person is always sent back into the book to replace the one that is let out. That’s why Meggie’s mother disappeared. Now Meggie and her father – and a mysterious man called Dustfinger- have to flee from the villain and find the author for help.
This is book one of a trilogy. Each chapter begins with a quote from a children’s classic where book lovers are given a hint about what may happen next.
Beware of Chapter 14!
“The reason there’s no use looking,” said Mr. Beaver, “is that we know already where he’s gone!” Everyone stared in amazement. “Don’t you understand?” said Mr. Beaver. “He’s gone to her, to the White Witch. He has betrayed us all.” – C. S. Lewis, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe