I just finished reading Storybound by Marissa Burt.
In a nutshell, Storybound is about a twelve-year-old girl named Una Fairchild who, while reading a mysterious book that she discovered in her school's basement library, becomes "sucked" into the book.
When I was telling my grandpa what the book was about, I said, "it's not as babyish as I made it sound." :)
My brief summary of the plot in a little more detail...
Once she arrives in the book, Una finds herself in the land of Story, where the characters from books live. She befriends a boy named Peter and a cat named Sam and soon discovers that she has been "Written In" to Story by someone, the identity of this person unknown to them. Una and Peter soon discover that some "fishy" things have been happening in Story, and they begin the adventure of trying to solve the mystery of Story.
I really liked this book; when I first started reading I didn't know how I would feel about it, but I ended up enjoying it. Marissa Burt's writing was interesting and kept my attention, and the plot had several twists and turns, which I always like. :)
Reading Storybound reminded me once again of how satisfying (not to mention exciting!) writing a story would be for me. It inspired me, I guess you could say.
The author, Marissa Burt
Overall, this book was cute and interesting; it was funny to me that characters from classic fairy tales were mentioned (abstractly) in the book. It was also interesting for an author to imagine what the lives of characters from stories might be like when they were children, learning about being in a Tale. It was cute.
I really liked Stroybound. It's a fun read, though it does have its moments of seriousness, too.
I can't wait to read the sequel (which is coming out soon), Story's End (oh, no! Story will end?! I have got to read it and find out what happens! :))