Inkspell: Inkheart Trilogy, Book 2

Book review by Matt Berman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Overlong but often exciting sequel, darker than first book.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 49 reviews

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age 14+

Not for Elementary students

Although the first book in the series was well written and great for experienced upper elementary readers, this second book unfortunately has swear words in it. Therefor, I think his book would be better for upper middle school students who have had a chance to talk about author styles, and the use of swear words in books. If you're not wanting your children to read any swear words, then I would steer clear of this book :)
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Book Details

  • Author: Cornelia Funke
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Book type: Fiction
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • Publication date: October 9, 2005
  • Publisher's recommended age(s): 10 - 14
  • Number of pages: 635
  • Last updated: July 12, 2017

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