From a Tween: Why You Should Read The Sisters Grimm

by Amy Kraft on August 20, 2012

Hey there. So I totally didn’t mean to take so long a break from Media Macaroni,  but I piled on too many projects and didn’t leave myself any hours in the day. The good news is that one of those projects just finished, leaving me with happy blogging fun time again. I hope to get caught up soon, but in the meantime here’s a post by my awesome 11-year-old niece, Elizabeth, about her favorite book series. 

The Sisters Grimm is a delightful tale about two sisters, Sabrina and Daphne Grimm. The two girls know what it is like to have wacky guardians thanks to Ms. Smirt the careless orphanage owner, but when the sisters Grimm find themselves stuck in the hands of  a woman who claims to be there long-lost Grandma, things get weird.

On the banks of the Hudson River lies a sleepy town called Ferryport Landing.  However this town is not so ordinary. Most of the town’s residents are Everafters. Everafters are fairy tale correctors, and all Everafters are immortal. William Grimm, the girls great, great, great, great, great Grandfather had cast a barrier spell on the town to keep Everafters from declaring war on all humans. With this spell he also kept all Everafters in the town for all eternity. He had to call on a witch to help with the construction. However she didn’t work for free, William had to pay the witch with both his freedom and his families’ freedom. The Barrier would come down after the last Grimm left.

The barrier made some Everafters MAD! All the angry Everafters joined together to start the Scarlet Hand. The Scarlet Hand wanted revenge, not just on the Grimms but all of humanity. The Scarlet Hand even puts a sleeping spell on the two Sisters parents. Books 1-6 are about the Sisters search for their Parents. The Everafters eventually start a war.

Granny Relda’s house has some really odd people living in inside. Like Mr. Canis (aka the Big Bad Wolf).  In each book becomes more of a wolf then is cover story Mr.Canis. Puck, a gross, slimy, ugly, smelly, fairy prince, and Sabrina’s soul mate, lives there too.

Granny Relda’s cooking isn’t ideal ether. I mean Camel-hump soup one night then Spaghetti smothered in squid ink the next. Gross!!!

I hope I inspired some other people to read The Sisters Grimm. Also try NERDS by Michael Buckley.

Michael Buckley =  The author of The Sisters Grimm

Hopefully I’ll get Elizabeth as a regular contributor to the blog. Maybe she can get started on my backlog of reviews. 

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Deb Kieffer September 23, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Elizabeth is a student in my language arts class this year, and she wrote me a letter to ask if we could incorporate some of the blogging she does into the writing for our class. I think this is a wonderful idea. I hope Elizabeth will be a regular contributor, too.

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lorelei April 10, 2013 at 10:46 am

Elisabeth is a good friend she has pulled me into every book she has read.

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