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The Inside Story (The Sisters Grimm, Book 8) Paperback – May 1, 2011
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Michael Buckley continues to weave a magical story line in "The Inside Story", the eighth book in his delightful "The Sisters Grimm" series aimed at ages 9 to 12. He pulls out all the stops here by having Sabrina and Daphne enter the Book of Everafter. Part of the fun is revisiting several stories/fairytales such as "The Wizard of Oz", "Alice in Wonderland", "Pinocchio" and "The Jungle Book" (to name a few) and seeing how various characters act when the plot deviates from the book. There is also a sense of surrealism as some of the characters in the Book of Everafter live in Ferryport Landing and are completely different there than they are in the Book of Everafter. Daphne and Sabrina continue to grow as characters. Sabrina in particular is maturing (preteen girls will no doubt sigh over the "romance" in the book). Buckley has a delightful sense of humor that shows throughout the book (I'd love to know the back story of the editor character) and a wonderful way with words which shows in sentences like "(the Tin Man's) steely expression turned to fear". My one disappointment in the book is that it sometimes feels like filler, as it focuses mostly on Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck while other major characters in the series, like their parents, grandmother, and uncle as well as the residents of Ferryport Landing are barely in it at all. However, judging by the cliffhanger ending they all play a prominent part in the next book in the series.
"The Inside Story" is a delightful fantasy for readers of all ages.
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Great fun and the idea of storybook characters being stuck playing out certain roles unable to escape from the boundaries of their stories is quite poignant. The development of the characters of Sabrina, Daphne and Puck is interesting and sweetly sad too as they leave early childhood and Sabrina has to deal with new emerging emotions.