Watching the Detectives: Why this book is anything but Grimm
About: In The Sisters Grimm by Michael Buckley, Sabrina and Daphne’s parents have gone
missing without a trace. After being sent to live with their grandmother Granny Relda and her strange butler Mr. Canis in the small town of Ferryport Landing.
It doesn’t take long for the two sisters to find out that Ferryport Landing is no ordinary town. It is actually a magic prison for storybook characters to live in peace from mortals, and that Sabrina and Daphne’s family’s ancestors were actually the Brothers Grimm and that it is their job to be Fairy Tale Detectives.
So when a giant crushes a farmer’s house and is still on the loose, it’s up to the two and their crazy family to find the clues and solve the case before someone else covers them up…
After almost all the clues the Grimms found have been covered up and Granny Relda and Mr. Canis have been captured by the giant, Sabrina and Daphne have no choice but to free Jack the Giant Slayer that has been locked up in jail for thievery.
Jack says to help them, but he instead reveals himself to be the one who did it the entire time, using henchmen to do his dirty deeds. Sabrina and Daphne work together and kill the giant and Jack, freeing their family. Granny Relda congratulates the girls, but this won’t be their last adventure!
When I read this book for the first time around three years ago, I had a lot of thoughts.
This book is not light or cheerful in any way. It is a dark and adventurous mystery about fairy tales gone wrong in the present day of an alternate world.
The Sisters Grimm has excellent world building and really makes you feel like you’re part of the story. It keeps you on your feet and gets you guessing. It has good plot twists and is an excellent series in all.