Monday, December 16, 2013
FAR FAR AWAY by Tom McNeal. Knopf, 2013.
Finalist for the National Book Award for 2013, this is the story of a young boy named Jeremy Johnson Johnson. His mother disappeared years ago, his father never gets out of bed. Jeremy faces many obstacles not the least of which is the presence of the ghost of Jacob Grimm who speaks to Jeremy in an effort to protect him from harm. When Jeremy agrees to help his friend Ginger play a prank on the local baker, Jeremy has no inkling of the change of circumstances this will cause. History meets mystery meets fantasy in a story that will compel readers to turn page after page to learn the fate of Jeremy and Ginger and Jacob.