All my Young Adult recommendations are accidental. I don’t have a grudge against it or anything – more and more it’s YA that keeps my paychecks flowing – it’s just that there’s a flood of books out there to wade through. With Becky sorting out the children’s and young adult, it’s just a sensible division of resources to stick to the adult titles and let her tell me that Au Revoir Crazy European Chick is a great boy-read.
I don’t know why I picked up Far Far Away. Maybe the cover? But by the time I realized I was reading a Young Adult book, I was caught. This a modern fable that’s as charming, eerie, magical, and dangerous as you want it to be. I also happen to love coming-of-age stories, so that’s just a bonus. With a title and cover like that, you better bring the goods.
Tom McNeal delivers.
Sometimes avoiding something can give it more and more meaning rather than less and less.
– Jacob Grimm, Far Far Away