Let me introduce you: Antonia Michaelis. German novel and stage play author. If I had to rank every author I know on a scale from 0 (looser) to 100 (God), I would put both her and John Green around 80. She wrote a book called "The Storyteller" (well, she wrote a book called "Der Märchenerzähler" and someone translated it literally into "The Storyteller").
The storyteller is Abel, school's drug dealer and lone wolf. Anna, innocent daughter of well-earning parents and German flutist, falls in love with him when she listens to him telling his six-year-old sister a fairy tale. Abel, who cares for his sister on his own and tries to protect her from her importunate father and the youth welfare office, made up the fairytale. When Anna gets to know him a little, she realsises that the fairy tale has a strong connection to reality. And when Abel's enemies are discovered dead one after another, she has to ask herself if she fell in love with a murderer.
It's a thriller and a love story at the same time, and it's a fight between love and truth and right and wrong. On the one hand, there is the love between Anna and Abel and on the other hand there is the love between Abel and his sister. Then, there is the conncetion between a fairytale and reality. In the book, he fairy tale comes first, reality follows, while in the cronological order of the story, the fairy tale is summing up reality. But still, as a reader (and Anna does, too) you always hope that the fairy tale is just made up.
It's just amazing, you should definetely read it. Antonia Michaelis' language is amazing, she is painting your imagination in beautiful coulors, only with the use of her words (if you know what I mean). I can't describe it, you have to read it. She uses a stilistic device that is not a metaphor and that appeals to your association, but metaphor is the best word I have to describe it. Maybe you can read the book and then tell me what it is? That would be so nice.
(This could become really poetic now but I'm not a fan of analysing literature. At least not for others to read my analysis. Analyse it yourself. Or don't. None of my business. But there is a lot to analyse.)
Just two young ladies who need to spread their love for books.
What kind of book is in which category?