The Storyteller

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The Storyteller

The Storyteller Anna and Abel couldn t be different They are both seventeen 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 de

  • Title: The Storyteller
  • Author: Antonia Michaelis
  • ISBN: 9781419701221
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Paperback
  • Anna and Abel couldn t be different They are both seventeen 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, prisonlike 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 FascAnna and Abel couldn t be different They are both seventeen 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, prisonlike 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 Fascinated, Anna follows the two and listens as Abel tells little Micha the story of a tiny queen assailed by dark forces It s a beautiful fairy tale that Anna comes to see has a basis in reality Abel is in real danger of losing Micha to their abusive father and to his own inability to make ends meet Anna gradually falls in love with Abel, but when his enemies begin to turn up dead, she fears she has fallen for a murderer Has she Award winning author Antonia Michaelis moves in a bold new direction with her latest novel a dark, haunting, contemporary story that is part mystery, part romance, and part melodrama.

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    1. Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner on said:

      *sees book for the first time*OMG! I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW!*still reading*No! What is happening? God,please don't let anything bad happen! *reads the last line*First I was likeThen I was [image error]This book! Oh! This book completely destroyed me. I haven't cried like this since Forbidden(sad tears) and Jellicoe Road(happy tears). (view spoiler)[Unfortunately these were the sad tears.(hide spoiler)]There is so much pain and suffering in this book I almost can't believe it. *hour aft [...]

    2. Catie on said:

      3 1/2 starsI picked this up expecting a young adult coming of age/romance with a bit of magical realism and maybe a few darker themes about poverty and drug abuse. Okay, so here’s my little confession: I picked this up expecting Perfect Chemistry, with a side order of fairy tales and 150% more depth. One would assume (har har) that I’d learned not to make assumptions in my thirty-some years of life, and yet here we are. This book was so utterly different than what I was expecting. I didn’t [...]

    3. Kristalia on said:

      Final rating: 5/5 stars“Go away princess. Leave your outlaw alone. You won't change him go away, Anna, far away, and don't ever come back. The fairy tale doesn't have a happy ending.” I think i tried to start this one at least 4 times, and i always dropped it and read something else. I was wrong. This book was simplynotwhat i was used to reading, it was just.ivating of sorts. And, it was beautiful, amazing and heartbreaking. Seriously. I loved the writing, it was so beautiful, sentences were [...]

    4. Stacia (the 2010 club) on said:

      "I'm not answering any questions," he said, smiling. "I'm not one of the answering people. I'm the storyteller."Abel Tannatek is the storyteller. He is a young man hiding an ugly reality behind pretty words and magical happenings.In order to find out what he is hiding, we are forced to slowly watch as the layers of his true self are revealed, one ugly layer at a time. Secrets are the only method of survival in a world where you can count on no one but yourself. Secrets are the only choice you ha [...]

    5. Soumi on said:

      Just a tiny little painThree days of heavy rain,Three days of sunlight,Everything will be alrightA good girl, a bad boy, a deadly fairytale that might come true, in truth life is no fairy tale.Anna was fascinated by Abel, school’s moody drug dealer. When she discovered Abel was actually caring for his little sister Micha, alone, trying to protect her from her abusive father, Anna was more drawn to him. In spite of friends’ warning Anna started hanging out with Abel and found herself engulfed [...]

    6. Yonaily on said:

      FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCKI HATE this book.But I also LOVE it.FUCK. FUCK. FUCK.I loved the storyteller, rose girl, the little queen, the sea lion, the lighthouse keeper, and all the characters from the fairy tale. But I wish things were different. I do. Review to come while I figure out the rating.

    7. Melissa Veras on said:

      #44: A book that was originally written in a different language.OH. MY. GOD. This has to be one of the WORST books I have ever read in my entire life. It's amazing how a book can be THAT BAD. I'm not going into full description of my problems with this this thing, because there were a lot of issues and this thing is not worth it.I just want to say one thing: Michaelis, I'm HORRIFIED of how lighly, badly, disrespectfully you treat such an important and delicate issue like rape. Seriously. It's aw [...]

    8. ♥Rachel♥ on said:

      "in love, there is no criticism. In love, there is no rationality."This quote, to me, says it all in this story. It's a story will stay with you long after you're done. I'm still thinking and talking about it to whoever will listen.Seventeen year old Anna finds a doll, underneath a couch in the student lounge. When Abel, the well-known drug dealer of the school, claims the doll belongs to his six-year old sister, Anna is curious, and ends up following Abel to see if it's true. When Anna sees the [...]

    9. Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi on said:

      I see it. Broken. Into pieces. My heart. There. On the floor.I just need to pull myself together and then I'll write a review.Here we go.Just a tiny little pain, Three days of heavy rain, Three days of sunlight, Everything will be alright, Just a tiny little pain. Have you ever read a book that you could find emotions on every single page of it? No. Well, me neither. Until now. Until this book. Everything is now changed. This book didn't only made me think about life and destiny and love, but it [...]

    10. Becca on said:

      Before I start here's a request, a plea: Please check this youtube video about the book (only one minute long) So chilling, especially if you read the book. And Micha singing at the end Ok, ok here's the link youtube/watch?v=0oPa0FNever in my entire life did I read anything like this book. It was so dark and unbelievably sad Hauntingly beautiful with little humor here and there sparkling like thin rays of a rainbow on an island in a fairy tale. BEFORE & AFTERBefore I started the book my hea [...]

    11. Nia on said:

      Ich kann dieses Buch nicht bewerten. Bis weit über die Hälfte war ich sehr begeistert davon, aber dann tut die Autorin etwas, was ich ihr sehr sehr übel nehme. Dieses Buch macht mich wütend und es bereitet mir Magenschmerzen. Ich denke, ich werde es sacken lassen, bevor ich eine Rezension dazu schreibe.EDIT: Es sind einige Monate vergangen und mein Groll auf dieses Buch ist nicht kleiner geworden. Egal wie toll die Sprache, wie schön das mit der Realität verwobene Märchen ist, das reißer [...]

    12. Glass on said:

      Oh my God, what did just happen? Is that his father? What's the point with that creepy doll? Oh, no he didn't But why? Can someone point me in the direction of nearest music store - I need to find Leonard Cohen! Is she crazy? I can't believe this girl And that's her best friend? Some friend I want to live in her house. That poem on the first page - I'll learn it by heart! God, how can she tuch him after I don't know what I would do if I was her.I couldn't sleep all night

    13. Scarlet on said:

      My child, I know you´re not a childBut I see you running wildBetween those flowering trees.Your sparkling dreams, your silver laughYour wishes to the stars aboveAre just my memories.And in your eyes the oceanAnd in your eyes the seaThe waters frozen overWith your longing to be free.Yesterday you´d awokenTo a world incredibly old.This is the age you are brokenOr turned into goldHow can I possible say that I loved this book when it broke my heart into pieces and I am still trying to recover from [...]

    14. Louise on said:

      In a dream, in a fairy tale, nothing has to be explained, everything happens of its own accord.Have you ever wonder, do all Fairy tales have a happy ending?What if if it doesn't but what if it doesn't matter.This is one of them books I can't get over with, it’s still there lingering from my memory, like it was real, like it IS real and I can hardly shake it. The worse of it all was I can't properly eat and sleep after finishing this book.This is a story of innocenceSomebody was running toward [...]

    15. Ronyell on said:

      “Go away princess. Leave your outlaw alone. You won't change him go away, Anna, far away, and don't ever come back. The fairy tale doesn't have a happy ending.”Okay…I am seriously at a loss of words in how to describe my feelings for this book…I mean seriously; I had never, EVER read a book that turned out quite like this! Alright, so before I go into details about my thoughts about this book, this book is called “The Storyteller” by Antonia Michaelis and was translated from German b [...]

    16. Pamela Colin on said:

      Reseña editada. Una total decepción 😒 y de lo peor que he leído este año. Me pregunto, ¿por qué este libro tiene tan buenas valoraciones en ? Creo que el libro pudo ser un graaaan libro si la autora no se le hubiera ocurrido la "grandiosa" idea de romantizar la violación y el maltrato. Su narrativa es buena, es poética, pero jode la historia hablando de manera MUUUUY superficial de temas tan delicados como es la violación, la prostitución y la pedofilia. Y te encuentras "joyas" como [...]

    17. Mags~CVAddikt~ on said:

      “The wolf didn’t reply. ‘You’re shivering,’ he said. ‘Do you believe that you could spin a thread of my blood? To make clothes from?’”Maybe that’s not the most dramatic-heart-wrenching quote of the book, but in my opinion, this quote holds the essence of the story, of Abel. If you are looking for a New Adult book with the typical NA-Formula of“HOT GUY + HOT GIRL + TRAGIC PAST + SMEXY TIME + HEALING OF A BROKEN HEARTH” then go read something else. If you can stomach raw crue [...]

    18. Kajal Nehra on said:

      Just a tiny little pain,Three days of heavy rain,Three days of sunlight,Everything will be all right.Just a tiny little pain5 STARS!!! Hell, 10 stars!OH MY GOSH I'm actually in a state of shock right now. Each time that scene (please do not click on the spoiler until you've read the book or else you'll loathe me FOREVER!!!) (view spoiler)[when Abel calls Anna's name, smiles and puts the gun's barrel in his mouth, doesn't even hesitate for a second and its done. He's gone. Forever. No more (Fuck! [...]

    19. Cande on said:

      Trigger warnings (book and my review): sexual assault, victim blaming Me siento incapaz de reseñar este libro, de decir algo, de intentar explicarlo. No puedo. Cuando pienso en The storyteller sólo siento bronca. La narración, tan hermosa, tan descriptiva, se pierde. El misterio, la crudeza y el dolor se ve opacado. El contraste entre lo creepy e ingenuo no es suficiente. Y todo es culpa de un personaje. Abel. De sus acciones, de sus pensamientos, de su ridículo pasado oscuro. Todo es culpa [...]

    20. Fafiliebe ♥ Prince Maxon ♥ Raffe ♥ on said:

      A MILLION STARS I LOVED IT I LIVED IT IT KILLED ME A MASTERPIECE ALL OF IT I LOVED IT IIII AM CRYING NOW I CRIED IT WAS SAD AND BEAUTIFUL AND CREATIVE AND BITTERSWEET TWISTED TWISTED STORYIt was Micha who ran.She freed herself from Anna’s arms and ran up the stairs, and Anna followed her, climbing the steps very slowly. She saw him lying there, saw the blood in which he lay, so incomprehensibly red, light red—big, burst droplets of blood the color of poppies. A sea of blood, a red endless s [...]

    21. Fathima on said:

      Just a tiny little pain, Three days of heavy rain, Three days of sunlight,Everything will be alright . Just a tiny little pain An hour and a half has passed , and the only sensible thing that i've done in that past hour is cry . Cry , because that seemed the only way to get rid of the pain . Pain , that this soul stiring , questioning your beliefs on love and forgiveness kind of feel this book leaves you with . I would be lying if i said that i've heard or read this kind of a story before , and [...]

    22. Ails on said:

      5 STARS. (EDIT: With more details)There are two kinds of a good book: those that you enjoy but will soon forget, and those that will linger in your memory forever. "The Storyteller" is the latter.It's unlike anything you have ever read. Trust me.This book is brilliantly, beautifully written by Antonia Michaelis. I'm completely mesmerized by her words and her ability to interweave magic and realism in an intricate writing. Below is just one of my favorites:"That cloak of love you were wearing—h [...]

    23. juan carlos on said:

      UN LIBRO POTENTE, FUERTE, CRUEL, DESPIADADO, NO VOY A OLVIDAR ESTE LIBRO EN TODA MI VIDA. NO VOY A PODER SUPERAR LA TRAMA DE ESTE LIBRO POR AÑOS, POR AÑOS, ESTOY MUY MAL, ESTOY ENOJADO, ESTOY TRISTE, DEPRIMIDO, VOY A ODIAR A ANTONIA MICHAELIS, POR HABER CREADO, ESTA MARAVILLOSA NOVELA. Hace años, que no me estremecía tanto con una novela, y llego esta historia a mi vida, que le destine una semana de lectura y dios la mejor semana de mi existencia lectora. ¿Para qué leer EL CUENTACUENTOS?1. [...]

    24. ~Tina~ on said:

      Oh! It hurts! =(For the record, I would like to state- for obvious dark and disturbing reasons, that this is not a Tina book. But, I find myself in a very rare moment. I'd be lying if I said that I didn't recognize sensational writing, heart-aching characters and a powerful plot. The storyteller is a book I knew I shouldn't be reading, but the way it moves was so very enchanting that I couldn't stop myself even if I wanted too.I would have to agree with one of my GR friends, Rachel. This book re [...]

    25. Parvathy on said:

      A good girl. A bad boy. A fairy tale that's true. A truth that is no fairy tale.Once in a while you come across a book that has a story to tell you, a story so alive that you feel you are living it with your every heart beat. A story where nothing else matter except the story itself. A story that stays with you every waking moment and makes you wish that it was just a story, You are not living it you are reading it, that makes a whole lot of difference. Why can't you come out the trance it creat [...]

    26. Wendy F on said:

      UpdateI can't get this book out of my head. I talk about it at random times and I think about it very often. I had to bump it up another star, because it obviously affected me deeply.Original ReviewThis book started out really strong. I immediately noticed how beautiful the prose was, especially for a translated book. I really liked the characters, and I loved the way that you got snapshot POV's for other side characters. Sometimes the characters did things that I didn't like, but every single t [...]

    27. Ms. Smartarse on said:

      This book has been translated into English, as The Storyteller (see the English trailer on Youtube).Anna is a good child, on the brink of her final high school exams, determined to do well, take a year off, and leave the "soap bubble" she's been living in. Her gaze gets drawn to the mysterious Abel, one of her bad boy classmates rumored to be a drug dealer.Hit with a strong stalkerish urge, she starts following him around. Anna soon finds out that Abel has a 6 year-old sister, to whom he's been [...]

    28. Alejandra Arévalo on said:

      Hay autores que saben contar las historias tristes de formas tan bellas que no sabes si odiarlos o amarlos. Antonia Michaelis nos presenta la historia de dos jóvenes muy diferentes y que pertenecen a lugares diferentes y que además, adereza con las canciones de Leonard Cohen. Logra convertir una premisa muy utilizada en las novelas juveniles (el chico problemático, la chica protegida) y la voltea para crear una maravilla en su narrativa. La prosa, que siento roza en lo poético (y también cr [...]

    29. Isamlq on said:

      It’s one story in another with one mirroring the other. His story for his sister was magical and lovely. Only up close, it’s really quite a sad one because once you see who was who and what stood for what; then you could see/feel just how far removed his stories were from their reality. And their reality? Stark, depressing, and so far from even the possibility of a happily-ever-after. If at first, like Anna, I was drawn to him, impressed by him and maybe, just, maybe slightly in love with hi [...]

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