Far Far Away

Far Far Away - Tom McNeal I have very mixed feeling about this book. I guess I have to say that I liked it, but didn't at the same time. I liked the idea for the story. I also enjoyed picking out elements of the Brothers' Grimm fairy tales that are woven in the tale. I liked the mystery and the dark turn that the story takes.

What I didn't like was the pacing. The story was kind of boring. Not a lot happens for a long time. The story only gets good at about the halfway mark. I know this is marketed for a middle grade level, but I have to wonder if most of them will make it through the first half of the book. The characters were kind of forgettable as well. If you can stick with it, the ending is good if not a little sad.