A slow meandering tale of a boy Jeremy Johnson Johnson, a girl, Ginger Boultinghouse, and a storytelling ghost. Fairy tales help set the scene for a boy who never wanders outside his home except to go to school or make money to pay for the mortgage while his father mourns the loss of his wife (and Jeremy’s mother). This story plays with the idea that original Grimm fairy tales are not the Disney movies that we know but dark and twisted tales. This tale has so many twists and turns and it’s not until the end that your realize that you are under the spell of the storyteller for almost 370 pages. And that’s truly how I feel about this story- it is not until the last one hundred pages that you realize you have been put under a mysterious spell of dread and wonder that you hold your breath as imagine all the ways the story could go in all it’s twisting and turning. Along the way, you may learn about the stories behind the fairy tales and why it’s important to trust your friends, even when they are a ghost.