Ok, in my opinion. Cornelia Funke's writing is...ugh... I especially abhor this book. I read it for about three minutes before I put it down and turned to the, rather childish, but much better compared to that piece of work, How to Train your Dragon. Reckless. Awesome book cover, not gonna lie. but the book itself. Oh my. It starts out waaaay too fast. Him finding the mirror and going in it in a matter of the two first pages, and it not being an epilogue. Then the next page magically goes to his dying brother. Not only that, but what's with the random saying of names in the narration. Such as( I cannot remember the line, at all, this is just an example) "I saw Will looking at my bloodied and glass covered hand. I grimaced at him and shoved past. I went to my room. Will. Later that night when he was sleeping I went back to the mirror.". Like I said, I can't remember the sentence at all. But he randomly just says his brothers name in random places. More than once. I don't get it! It's just bothersome! EDIT: Also, I'm sorry if this doesn't belong here.