Thursday, June 20, 2013

The Sisters Grimm: The Unusual Suspects by Michael Buckley

The Unusual Suspects (Sisters Grimm Series #2)

Overview from Barnes and Noble:

In book two of the series, the Sisters Grimm start school at Ferryport Landing Elementary. Daphne's lucky enough to get Snow White for a teacher-she loves little people-but poor Sabrina's stuck with Mr. Grumpner and a class of mildly psychotic sixth graders. When Mr. Grumpner is found hanging in a spider's web, it is up to the Grimms to find the Everafter who did it. If only Sabrina can get over her distrust of all fairy-tale folk. But how can she trust those who just might be responsible for the disappearance of her parents?
My thoughts:
This is the book we started the series with, things from the first book are mentioned and reviewed which was very helpful.  I think it would also be helpful if you have taken a break from the series as well, as we discovered when we jumped back into book four and had to readjust and remember what had happened after book one.
The girls have been living with their grandmother for a few weeks, but have yet to start school.  For their first day Puck plays a mean trick on them and they end up with a gluey mess in their hair that they are unable to wash out, which does nothing to help them make a good impression on their first day.  Daphne loves her class and teacher, but Sabrina has an awful time in her class of misfits.  When her teacher is killed in a suspicious way and they encounter a strange creature when they come back as detectives they are on the case to discover who and what is behind the attacks at the school and the red hand print they find.  New Everafters are introduced in this story and this time they get a chance to work with the police department.  Plus, their are repercussions from actions in book one.
The girls learn more about themselves and what they are capable of and see that some of the Everafters are more willing than others to work with the humans of the town.

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810993235
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Sisters Grimm Series , #2
  • Pages: 320
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years

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