Reckless by Cornelia Funke
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Ever since Jacob Reckless was a child, he has been escaping to a hidden world through a portal in his father's abandoned study. Over the years, he has made a name for himself as a finder of enchanted items and buried secrets. He's also made many enemies and allies--most important, Fox, a beautiful shape-shifting vixen whom Jacob cares for more than he lets on.
But life in this other world is about to change. Tragedy strikes when Jacob's younger brother, Will, follows him through the portal. Brutally attacked, Will is infected with a curse that is quickly transforming him into a Goyl--a ruthless killing machine, with skin made of stone.
Jacob is prepared to fight to save his brother, but in a land built on trickery and lies, Jacob will need all the wit, courage, and reckless spirit he can summon to reverse the dark spell--before it's too late.
 

About Cornelia Funke

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Cornelia Funke is an internationally bestselling, multiple-award-winning author, best known for writing the Inkheart trilogy, Dragon Rider, and The Thief Lord. Deeming her "a unique talent," Time magazine included Cornelia on its "Time 100," an annual list of the most influential people in the world. Cornelia currently lives with her family in Los Angeles, California, in a house full of books.
 
Published September 14, 2010 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. 377 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Funke deftly escorts readers on another fantasy adventure, this time to dark, enchanting Mirrorworld, a fairy-tale land inhabited by humans, faerie creatures and the Goyls, a warring stone race.

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It is a French tale about the cruel smith who chops off the feet of his very talented apprentice to keep him as his slave, but of course the apprentice forges two golden feet for himself (and even sprouts wings) and takes revenge – which is pursued quite shamelessly in fairytales and with wish-fu...

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Jacob, having figured out how to follow his father through a mirror, has made a name as a finder of magical items—seven-league boots, locks of "Rapunzel-hair"—in war-torn Mirrorworld, ruled by fairies and "Goyl," humans whose skin has turned to stone.

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Little, Brown / September / 9780316056090 / $19.99 / ages 10 & up

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the Grimm brothers were German, after all, not to mention the world’s first picture book for children, Struwwelpeter, which featured a story of a child who would not stop sucking his thumbs until the tailor came and cut them off.

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Teen Reads

But don’t expect a happy ending.Jacob and Will Reckless’s father disappeared seemingly overnight, and all that was left behind in his study were various books, artifacts, and a mysterious mirror that bears the inscription “the mirror will open only for he who cannot see himself.” By covering his ...

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I remember talking to my grandparents when I was a little kid and they both told me about the first time they had seen an airplane and the first time they had seen an automobile and they both would say, 'This'll never work.' But that's how progress works.

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