What did you like about this book?
It was great! It really satisfied my craving for adventure.
Of course I had to ask for an explanation about that one. Do you mean that it made you feel adventurous? To have your own adventures?
No. You know how I like to read adventure stories so much? Because I've been reading so many good ones, I have to find better and better ones. If a book is slightly boring, I can't read it. So, this one really filled my craving.
Well, okay then. I guess if you have to be addicted to something, "adventure books" are an acceptable vice. Who do you think would like this book?
Oh -- everyone! If you like fantasy, definitely, but also if you like realistic fiction, because it's about a girl who goes on these adventures.
Isn't it about books somehow, too? (Amanda had been sharing quotes with me from other books that were included in this one).
Yes, sort of. It's just a really great book. I can't wait to read the others in the series, and the The Thief Lord by the same author.
Inkheart is a book I've heard a lot about, and apparently the praise was warranted. I heard that the second book (which she's reading now) and the third book aren't as good, but that is based on adults who are reading children's books. I also think that they get more mature, so we'll see if she's able to finish out the trilogy or if I make her wait. Any thoughts?
Find out what more kids around the blogosphere are enjoying at this month's Kids' Picks carnival at 5 Minutes for Books.