I love this trilogy!! It's an amazing read with complex characters and a wonderful story line. I've read it 3 times in the last 2 years: wish the story had a few more books :-) NOTE!! The book is a million times better than the movie: I was very disappointed in the movie because I had read the books first. So if you didn't like the movie, please give the books a try anyway: you won't be disappointed!!
JFIC Inkheart (Inkworld, #1), 2005. Twelve-year-old Meggie learns that her father, who repairs and binds books for a living, can "read" fictional characters to life when one of those characters abducts them and tries to force him into service.