Reckless is by Cornelia Funke. The first book in the Mirrorworld series. Jacob Reckless lives with his brother and mother in the house from which his father disappeared years ago. In his father's study Jacob finds a mirror that leads to another world. Convinced this is what happened to his father, he begins to travel frequently to the other world to search for him. When his younger brother discovers Jacob's secret and follows him through the mirror, he is injured by the Goyl, a race of people made of stone. Jacob finds himself in a race against time and ruthless enemies to save his brother's life. A fast-paced action fantasy boys and girls will love.
Ratings: 7th grade - 9 out of 10 - V (violence).