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Friday, April 07, 2006

The Sisters Grimm-The Unusual Suspects

In this second installment of the Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley, the girls have to go to school! Sabrina is suspicious of everyone-any one of them could be an Everafter (since they are all in disguise), and they might know something about the disappearance of her parents. Her little sister, Daphne, is having a great time- she has Snow White as a teacher. Things take a turn when Sabrina discovers her teacher hanging from a giant spider web, dead. Of course, the Grimm family is on the case and soon they realize that some of the Everafters had given their children up to Rumpelstiltskin years ago. Are they behind this death? Why are humans being targeted?

Sabrina finds out a lot about herself in this book and is very angry, something that is used against her. Buckley again brings much humor and personality to different fairy tale characters, introducing us to the Pied Piper, Rumpelstiltskin, and a new side of the Big Bad Wolf. I love how he uses parts of the classics in his stories. One example is when Sabrina uses the Magic Mirror to try to find her parents and he (yes, the Mirror is a he) takes her to the Hall of Wonders where magical artifacts are kept. She uses the Golden Cap to call the Winged Monkeys. Anyone who had not read The Wizard of Oz and had only watched the movie would not catch this little detail. He leaves this book with a cliff hanger and the next book doesn't come out until sometime this spring. Hopefully it won't be too long of a wait!

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3 comments:

mark said...

you're such a book addict. :) this one sounds great. i like that fantasy is becoming more accepted, at least in children's lit. the use of the cliff hanger sounds like a great idea. maybe people will become as interested in books as they are in movies.

Laurahtje said...

A cliffhanger? How agonizing. But than again we wait impatiently for Harry Potter each time.

Emily said...

you make this series sound really awesome. it kind of reminds me of a kid-proof version of the book wicked or confessions of an ugly step-sister. if you have to wait for the next book, what shall you review next?!