It says quite a lot about Jeremy Johnson Johnson that the strangest thing about him isn't even the fact his mother and father both had the same last name. Jeremy once admitted he's able to hear voices, and the townspeople of Never Better have treated him like an outsider since. After his... read more
Jacob Grimm is a ghost meant to protect a boy called Jeremy Johnson Johnson from the Finder of Occasions. Jeremy lives with his lonely father and is trying to save the bookstore he inherited from his grandfather. Sten Blix, the town baker, bakes a special cake that supposedly is enchanted. ... read more (warning: may contain spoilers)
Jacob Grimm is a ghost meant to protect a boy called Jeremy Johnson Johnson from the Finder of Occasions. Jeremy lives with his lonely father and is trying to save the bookstore he inherited from his grandfather. Sten Blix, the town baker, bakes a special cake that supposedly is enchanted. Jeremy is befriended by a girl named Ginger after she eats the cake. After a prank at the baker's home, the kids work for him to help out. Jeremy goes on a game show in order to win money, using Jacob's knowledge to answer questions about the Brothers Grimm. They fail the last question. After going out to Sten's cabin to help out, Ginger and Jeremy are drugged and thrown into Sten's basement with another boy, Frank. Sten feeds them well at first, but begins torturing them with starvation and sounds. Jacob gets Jenny, a waitress, to hear him and leads her and others to find the children. Meanwhile, Sten throws himself into an oven. The game show sends funds to save the bookstore, and Jacob departs to the next world.
“C'mon, Jeremy. Small towns come with big ears. Everybody knows everything.”Ginger
“My grandfather says there's no point in traveling. He says all that happens when you go far, far away is that you discover you've brought yourself along.”Ginger
“Sometimes avoiding something can give it more and more meaning rather than less and less.”
“Tell no lies, but volunteer no truths.”Jacob
“Problem is, in a town like this, the appearance of doing something wrong can be as bad as acually doing it.”Mrs. Jenny Applegarth
“One does not know love until it arrives, and it's arrival will always surprise.”Wilhelm to Jacob
“You know what? I don't speak metafornically, or whatever it is, and the truth is, I don't much care for those who do.”Conk
“The medical term for what you have is Early Little-Old-Ladyism.”Ginger
“Well, there it is: youth, and the pleasures of unpunished recklessness.”Jacob
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