“The Storyteller” by M. Arthur is a short read about a young girl named Ruth who by chance acquires an unusual book. The reader is immersed in Ruth’s life, as she realizes the book has cursed her. In order to remove the curse from herself, she can only pass the book, along with the curse, to another person. Though short, the story is an entertaining read, showing childhood curiosity, the results of tragic family events, and the realization that the best results do not arise despite the best of intentions. I think this story could be developed further as the book is passed on, and could be a potential series reasonable for young readers. Four stars!