Teen Read '09 Books

  • The Adoration of Jenna Fox, by Mary Pearson The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks, by E. Lockhart Evernight, by Claudia Gray Graceling, by Kristin CashoreThe Graveyard Book, by Neil Gaiman Home of the Brave, by Katherine Applegate The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins Impossible, by Nancy Werlin The Inkheart Trilogy, by Cornelia Funke Jellicoe Road, by Melina Marchetta The Knife of Never Letting Go, by Patrick Ness Little Brother, by Cory Doctorow Nation, by Terry Pratchett Paper Towns, by John Green Savvy, by Ingrid Law What I Saw and How I Lied, by Judy Blundell

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I love this book but had a really hard time watching the movie. It seemed so very different somehow!

I found myself more interested in Dustfinger than in Meggie. His character, his betrayal and yearning to get back home was more interesting to me than her story. There was so little information about his past, that I really wanted to learn more and understand his story. Meggie's apparent lack of interest in her mother seemed odd to me, and rather unlikely. Perhaps that was one of the reasons I never really identified with her as a character. Now I want to read the next book, Inkdeath, to learn what happened to Fenoglio.

One other thing I loved was the quotations from other pieces of literature at the beginning of each chapter. What a wonderful way to encourage your reader to read other books!

I also found Dustfinger to be a very intriguing character. Read _Inkspell_ next and then _Inkdeath_. For some reason, I ripped through the second book, but then it took awhile for me to get hooked by the third. Still, I think you won't be disappointed!

The movie was in theaters for such a short while that I missed it! But I'm really curious as to how the book was translated into film. A friend told me that he thought the movie was "a mess" - although, it did make him think that the book might be worth reading.

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