INKHEART dramatizes an important truth: Stories shape us. We live by stories. Poet Muriel Rukeyser was exactly correct in saying, “The universe is made of stories, not atoms.” If you want to change your life, change your story. This is true of the whole of our world as well. A better world would result from better stories, as Arthur C. Clarke humorously put it, “Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.”
Stories have the power to transform us, and that is what INKHEART is all about. Stories are the ink that writes on the scrolls of our hearts. INKHEART is an important reminder of this life changing truth.