October 20, 2006

The Unusual Suspects

By Michael Buckley
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Noelle

This story is book 2 in The Sisters Grimm series. Sabrina and Daphne Grimm are currently living in Ferryport Landing with their grandmother after the disappearance of their parents. Ferryport Landing is no ordinary town--its people are Everafters, the characters in all the fairy tales you've ever read, alive and well but caged by a spell thought up by the original brothers Grimm and Baba Yaga to stay forever inside the town's borders and not able to wreak havoc in the rest of the world. The Everafters are all disguised as humans and have ordinary jobs, like Prince Charming is the mayor, Snow White is a teacher, the three little pigs are policemen. Taking up where book 1 left off, Sabrina and Daphne are finally starting school, but they are immediately thrown into a mystery when Sabrina's teacher is killed by a monster. As more people in the school fall victim to various creatures, the Sisters Grimm, Puck, Granny Relda and Mr. Canis attempt to find the culprits. Sabrina is sure Everafters are at the bottom of it and her prejuidice and anger against them grow. But the plot runs deeper than they know, and it will become a race against time to save the day before Ferryport Landing is changed forever. There are many chases, getaways, and big cliffhanger to end the book. You might want to brush up on your fairy tales and magical objects to get the full flavor of these stories, but they are definitely page turners and chock-full of fun all the way through. Readers will be panting for the next book, The Problem Child, to find out what happens next!

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