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Far far away

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A National Book Award Finalist An Edgar Award Finalist A California Book Award Gold Medal Winner A dark, contemporary fairy tale in the tradition of Neil Gaiman. Jeremy Johnson Johnson hears voices. Or, specifically, one voice: the ghost of Jacob Grimm, one half of The Brothers Grimm. Jacob watches over Jeremy, protecting him from an unknown dark evil whispered about in the space between this world and the next. But Jacob can't protect Jeremy from everything. When coltish, copper-haired Ginger Boultinghouse takes a bite of a cake so delicious it's rumored to be bewitched, she falls in love with the first person she sees: Jeremy. In any other place, this would be a turn for the better for Jeremy, but not in Never Better, where the Finder of Occasions--whose identity and evil intentions nobody knows--is watching and waiting, waiting and watching. . . And as anyone familiar with the Brothers Grimm know, not all fairy tales have happy endings. Veteran writer Tom McNeal has crafted a young adult novel at once grim(m) and hopeful, full of twists, and perfect for fans of contemporary fairy tales like Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book and Holly Black's Doll Bones . The recipient of five starred reviews, Publishers Weekly called Far Far Away "inventive and deeply poignant."
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subject_facet Electronic books, Friendship -- Fiction, Ghost stories, Ghosts -- Fiction, Grimm, Jacob, -- 1785-1863 -- Fiction, Missing persons -- Fiction, Paranormal fiction, Paranormal fiction, American, Supernatural -- Fiction
title_display Far far away
title_full Far Far Away, Far far away / Tom McNeal
title_short Far far away
topic_facet Folklore, Friendship, Ghosts, Grimm, Jacob, Horror, Missing persons, Paranormal fiction, American, Supernatural, Young Adult Fiction, Young Adult Literature