Michaelis, Antonia The Storyteller, 402 pgs. Amulet Books, 2012. $18.95. Language: R (47 swears, 20 ‘F’, and 10 God); Mature Content: R; Violence: R.
Anna, 17, finds herself drawn to the dark, mysterious Abel. She becomes involved with him although he continually warns her not to. Anna soon becomes a character in the fairytale he is telling. She becomes confused when people close to them are murdered, just like in the fairytale Abel is telling.
Michaelis has written a hard to put down tragic romantic mystery novel. It contains a fairytale, full of symbolism, within the main story that adds interest to the book; however, it is filled with many mature adult themes which may be disturbing even to some older high school readers.
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