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by Tom McNeal
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A Voracious Reader
A Voracious Reader rated it 3 years ago
*Book source ~ NetGalley Jeremy Johnson Johnson of Never Better can hear voices and ever since he made the announcement as a child the townspeople have treated him like crap which got worse after his mother skipped town and his father became a recluse. But Jeremy usually doesn’t let it get him dow...
Jessica (HDB)
Jessica (HDB) rated it 4 years ago
I first read Far Far Away last year as an ARC, but at the time I wasn't able to figure out how I felt about it. When I stumbled across an audio book of it last week, I decided to give it another shot. See, I love fairy tales. Specifically the older ones that weren't afraid of a little darkness. Ther...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it 5 years ago
Jeremy Johnson Johnson (so named because his parents both had the last name of Johnson BEFORE they got married) is a quiet outcast who lives above the town bookstore with his father. An adventurous young girl named Ginger takes an interest in Jeremy. Together they cause some mischief and grow close...
Scarlet's Web
Scarlet's Web rated it 5 years ago
I received a copy of Far Far Away from the publishers via NetGalley in return for an honest review.I have mixed feelings on this one, I really liked the premise of Far Far Away. I mean cmon, if you were a kid who loves to read and could hear the voice of any ghost, being able to chat with the ghost ...
A Reading Vocation
A Reading Vocation rated it 5 years ago
I didn't realize until I looked at the list of other books by Tom McNeal that I've actually read him before. I read his literary novel for adults, "Goodnight, Nebraska," when I was in college. And I think remembering that tainted my experience of this novel somewhat, because I noticed that some of t...
Scavenging Book Stores and Libraries
Far, Far Away is both a lovely modern fairy tale – full of tidbits from old Grimm tales – and a book full of impending doom. The whimsy and sweetness skips along mostly unaware of the heavy dread hovering over it – it’s something we get to know about, as the reader, because the narrator drops hints...
Her Fine Eyes
Her Fine Eyes rated it 6 years ago
***Note: this review assumes that you've read the book.*** One-sentence summary: Excellent at a prose level, this is a book that is indecisive about whether it's MG or YA, and has a snoozer of a quiz show in the middle of the action. MG or YA? Normally I fully believe in writing a book for all...
By Singing Light
By Singing Light rated it 6 years ago
There were many things I liked about this book, from the readability to the characters. However, the combination of the fairy tales and real life events didn’t work so well for me, especially the quiz show subplot which seemed plopped down in the middle without enough connection either thematically ...
Litchick's Hit List
Litchick's Hit List rated it 6 years ago
I’m not sure if I couldn’t get into this book because I’m not its target audience or if it was really as confusing as I think it was. It must have been as confusing as I think it was because I’m obviously still too confused to figure out if it was really that confusing. Does that make sense? Or do I...
Wrighty's Reads
Wrighty's Reads rated it 6 years ago
This book was very different from what I have been reading lately. It was described as a "dark, contemporary fairy tale" and I thought that was an accurate description. It was an interesting mix of all of those. As I was reading it the story felt very much like an old fashioned fairy tale. It had a ...
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