Feb • 25 • 2012
Title: The Storyteller
Genre: Young Adult- Contemporary
Author: Antonia Michaelis
Publisher: Amulet Books
Release Date: January 1, 2012
Book: Borrowed from A Book Lovers Review
“Anna and Abel couldn’t be more different. They are both 17 and in their last year of school, but while Anna lives in a nice old town house and comes from a well-to-do family, Abel, the school drug dealer, lives in a big, prison-like tower block at the edge of town. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own.”
I have never read such a crazy, insane, out of your mind beautiful book. I thought when I started reading this book I knew exactly what I was getting myself into. A romance right? A story of two kids from other sides of the street saving one another from the pain that they carry….yeah, I wish…
Why did I love this book so much? Even if some parts made my mouth drop, made me want to drop the book right then and there? Because I get it. Ms. Michaelis brought so much clarity to the book in the end, it’s impossible not to get. Everyone in their lives has demons. We all face them. But what happens when the demons that attack us, become a part of who we are? We longer fight it, but accept it. Why fight something you have no control of? The Storyteller is just that. Characters fighting there worst demons.
The love interest in this book is so toxic, yet it’s addicting. You hear the warnings in every turn of the page. “Go away. Leave me alone. This place is not for you.” And yet, you can’t help but follow. Follow to see where they are going. Where they are falling. This love is bittersweet.
Let me see if I can gather my words here and try to explain this. Some people might see this book as Blah. They will read it for what it is and give it a crap rating. If your like me and see things deeper than what it is, you’ll understand. And if you ever fought demons and knew that one step out of line that you are done for, you’ll understand. If you ever gave up to your demons at one point and let if consume you cause you thought it was better than fighting it, you’ll understand.
This book is not meant for kids under 18 yr old even though this is a young adult book. Still, there are some mature scenes in the book and well some things you can’t understand till you get there or you have been there.
The Storyteller is an amazing mind blowing book that left me heartbroken. The borderline crossing of brilliance to utter madness is insane. The characters are unpredictable and leaves your mouth agape with aweness. Gripping, profound, and beautiful, The Storyteller will move you.
I give it 5 BITES!