Antonia Michaelis’ The Storyteller is one of those—it didn’t seize me, it gently corralled me before I knew I was lost to its power. Embroiled in the. The Storyteller Author: Antonia Michaelis (Translated by Miriam Debbage) Publication Date: 1/1/ Publisher: Amulet Books Blurb(GR): Anna. The course of true love definitely doesn’t run smooth when it’s a relationship with a self-abusing and abused drug dealer.

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I loved the writing, it was so beautiful, s Final rating: Anna At first, I disliked her a bit.


I’m having a difficult time with my own reaction to this book. I needed to be able to relate to him in some more tangible way. Oct 27, Kristalia rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a story of innocence Somebody was running towa In a dream, in a fairy tale, nothing has to be explained, everything happens of its own accord.

But, I find myself in a very rare moment. Even though Abel is ultimately proven to be capable of many terrible things, Anna never tells anyone what happened and she chooses to think of him as heroic over time. I storytel,er the idea that somewhere inside a hopelessly damaged person, there lies a small, untouched, sacred place — a place for fairy tales.

So chilling, especially if you read the book. I still have no problem loving him. Even now as i sit here and type out this reviewi cant help but get all teary eyed.

The Storyteller

But let me tell you this: Like us on Facebook! All of the other characters were amazing as well: A single red rose in a sea of eternal winter. Never in my entire life did I read anything like this book.


A reality that I dream will change one day. Update I can’t get this book out of my head.

She wants to know something outside her bubble of antojia air, so she follows him one day. Why is she following him around and listening to the stories he create? Now, what do you think? I think I still need a shoulder to cry on That’s what Abel is, he is a storyteller who weaves magical tales for his little sister Micha.

But, and here it comes, it is very forking problematic. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own. And then, close to the end of the book, Abel rapes her.

Drug dealer, aka, the Polish Peddler and another main character of this story. Who is the killer? I added a new shelf for this: What we were led to believe about him has just been ripped from us and from Anna.

And the ending is not always that of a fairy tale. Bertil is shown as a jealous boy who expresses great hatred towards Abel due to him being a romantic rival for Anna, but it is shown that his distrust towards Abel may be founded for a reason. I wanted to love this book. A safe place, away from the dark ship. Secrets are the only choice yo “I’m not answering any questions,” he said, smiling. Read this book to find out! It was so dark and unbelievably sad. These broken characters trying to reach the mainland.


What she didn’t expect was that Abel is a storyteller. Anna is the random student, who lives in a perfect world, sheltered from everything, with perfect, normal and amazing family, with lots of friends. Can someone point me in the direction of nearest music store – I need to find Leonard Cohen!

Because this deserve so much lower. What looks like it should be a fairy tale — even a grim one — is much denser and much more troubling than it appears. Anna was intrigued; she followed him, met his sister, and became involved in their lives. Like there is indeed a black ship on the horizon.

THE STORYTELLER by Antonia Michaelis , Miriam Debbage | Kirkus Reviews

Anna looked at Abel. Honestlythe blurb of this book already talks about what this book and its story line and everything is There are fewer answers in the world than questions, and if you ask me now why thee is so, I must tell you that there is no answer to that question.

It basically gives you wntonia and memoriesthat tends to linger with you even after you’ve long finished reading this masterpiece.

A girl who feels trapped by her own inexperience. This cover invites you in and perfectly reflects the austere tone of the book.