I suppose if you can read stuff out of books, it should be no surprise that you can sing well, too. So when I heard the star of the Inkheart movie sing a tune from the soundtrack, I wasn’t exactly shocked.
Sixteen-year-old Eliza Bennett, who plays Meggie, belts out “My Declaration,” which is basically her character’s anthem about growing up, being fearless, and kicking a little Capricorn butt. And she’s got a fantastic voice — though we’ve heard nothing about plans to go into the music biz.
The song was written by Tom Baxter and found by the movie’s music supervisor, Sara Lord — who had no trouble convincing film’s director, Iain Softley, that the tune would fit with movie’s themes. (It so totally does.)
Oh yeah, and the best part? The video is filled with clips from the upcoming movie (in theaters January 23), including lots with Meggie and Farid. And Farid is WAY hotter than I pictured while reading the book. Totally crush-worthy. Though if you’ve read all three Ink-trilogy books by Cornelia Funke, then you know that at the end of the series . . . oh, never mind. I don’t want to spoil it!
— Jessica, Scholastic Staffer