-by Cornelia Funke
Truly, truly a great story. The idea was fresh to me, and it was very easy to get into. But that was about it; once I was in it, it felt like it was dragging on for a long time.
It feels horrible to say it, but I honestly wanted it to just end so I could be done with it, and I've never felt that way about a book before. Don't take this the wrong way, the characters were wonderful and I loved the plot line, but it took forever for things to get going and happen.
The plus side to such a long book is the descriptions. They were good, if not a little drawn-out. I probably won't be looking to this book again for a re-read, but it was nice to read about someone who enjoys reading, and actually lived out an adventure inside and outside of her books.