Along with The Romo, I am attempting to reread this entire series in anticipation of the final book coming out in May. She’s a children’s librarian… I don’t have an excuse.
Book: The Unusual Suspects (Sisters Grimm 2) by Michael Buckley
What I remember (may include spoilers): I just decided to format my reread posts this way, so I’m writing what I remember when I’m halfway through the book. In the future, I’ll write it before hand, because I think this will be fun. And funny. I always think I have a better memory than I actually do.
From what I remember, the sisters Grimm go to school and there is a mystery involving monsters and kids of everafters. It ties in to reasons why the everafters hate the Grimms. Puck annoys Sabrina (it is hilarious) and the book ends on a major cliffhanger.
Thoughts on the reread: There are monsters, Puck annoys Sabrina, and the book ends on a major cliffhanger. Other than that, the things I really noticed were that these books put the main characters into really dangerous situations. I hadn’t really thought about it before (and I still enjoy it), but the two main kids are subjected to monsters, reckless driving, ropes instead of seatbelts, and a bomb.
The book also deals with Sabrina’s predjudice against EverAfters. I think it is a realistic reaction to her parent’s being kidnapped and Buckley handles it well. It might be a good talking point for parents to discuss real life predjudice with their kids.
Overall: A great sequel, the characters are likeable and funny, the plot fast-paced. The book stands well on its own, but also ties in to the series plot well. I love this series. It’s great.
Reading Challenges: This book counts toward the following challenges: 290 pages for the 15,000 page challenge, Support Your Local Library, and Read Me Baby One More Time. Track all my progress on my 2012 Challenges page.