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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Mar 03, Glass rated it it was amazing Shelves: Is the murderer really among them? Have you ever read a book that you could find emotions on every single page of it?

I liked him but at the same time i hated him. It depicts rape, abuse and violence, so make sure your skin is thick enough before you pick up this book. This sounds really intriguing, but I don’t think I can handle bleak, let alone Catie levels of bleak!

The droplets of blood around are just that. Antonia is something special between the authors. This book is brilliantly, beautifully written by Antonia Michaelis.

I also loved, so much, the way the book read as though it was old fashioned. It’s possible that my own preconceived notions about this book colored my thoughts about him a little too much. The blood is red. View all 13 comments. The carpet used to be blue: And Antonia Michaelis is one such author. This site uses cookies. This was a truly good story, one of the best I have read in a while. Symbol 1 1 Feb 21, Why are other people interested in what Abel and Anna are up to?


I can’t believe this girl Apr 01, Tanja Tanychy St.

Anna’s not listening to him was also wrong, it doesn’t matter that he was the man. This book is not about those people.

I empathized with her. Then something else happens, and your heart melts again.


This book was so utterly different than what I was expecting. Apr 13, Cande rated it did not like it Recommends it for: Overall, this michaslis magical realism at its finest.

View all 40 comments. Was Anna in love with a murderer?

The message stories send to their readers and listeners might stay with them forever. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own. But one of the most difficult moments for me was Anna’s monologue after Characters in reality become characters in the story. There was too many thorns and it was way different from their island.


But she, too, begins feeling suspicious that she might be being followed.

YA Review: The Storyteller by Antonia Michaelis – The Readventurer

She saw him lying there, saw the blood in which he lay, so incomprehensibly red, mkchaelis red—big, burst droplets of blood the color of poppies. We lost each other, and we will never find each other again. There are a lot of stories out there with a tortured hero with responsibilities and a kindhearted girl who wants to show him some happiness in life.

Until he is not. I think that she was brave to take it in that direction. Can someone point me in the direction of nearest music store – I need to find Leonard Cohen! So take my tears as a token.