I’m going to post about books that I really enjoyed once in a while. I’m not very good with reviews, so at first I’m just going to post the cover and the description and links where you can find it and, in time, I’ll try to make better posts. Just bear with me.
Publisher: Amulet Books
Rating according to Goodreads: 4.12 Stars
My rating: 5 Stars
Anna and Abel couldn’t be more 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?
You can find it here: http://amzn.to/1YGtYGp
I cried when I read this book so I recommend it with all my heart. It’s a story about brotherly love and pain, about a boy who struggles to take care of his little sister while attending high school. And it’s a story about another story and how love can blossom in unexpected ways.
The ending is very sad but until that the book is really beautiful and worthwhile.
I’m going to post a quote that I love which Abel uses to calm his little sister.