Grimm Legacy


TITLE: The Grimm Legacy

AUTHOR: Polly Shulman

GENRE: Young Adult | Fantasy | Mystery | Romance

WARNING:  Sexual or kissing content

SETTING(S) : New York | NY Circulating Material Repository

SUBJECT: Brother Grimm Fairy Tales | Magic of Objects

MAIN CHARACTERS:  Mr. Stan Mauskopf, Elizabeth Rew, Grace Farr, Aaron Rosendorn, Marc Merritt , Dr. Rust, Ms. Martha Callender and Anjali Rao.

BOOK SUMMARY: Elizabeth has a new job at an unusual library – a lending library of objects, not books. In a secret room in the basement lies the Grimm Collection. That’s where the librarians lock away powerful items straight out of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale.  ~Continue to Read


MY BOOK SUMMARY:  Elizabeth finds herself working at an unusual library where instead of borrowing books you borrow items.  Most of the items are part of private collections of historic significance but she also finds they carry unusual items.  Including items from the Brother Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  In the mix of the discovery some items from the Grimm’s Collection begin to disappear and a fellow page is being blamed for it.  Will she find the thief before she looses her job or any friends she has made?  What does the thief want with those magic items?

MY REVIEW:  This was a good book but at times I felt it was a little predictable.  I have read several summaries of the book and none was close to what happen in the book.  Some of them seemed to being putting the librarians blaming the pages instead a disagreement within the pages themselves.  That is why I decided to create my own book summary.

The book focuses on blaming one page particular and Elizabeth has to decided which way to go.  She has to figure out how to bring her new friends to work as a team because that is the only way they will be able to catch the thief.  If they continue to working separate their lives are in jeopardy and they will not solve the mystery at end.

The story follows Elizabeth and is within her head.  So as a reader you discover how she decided what situation she herself gets herself into or others put her in.  It is a great book that teaches teens about pressures and to follow your own heart even if it means loosing a couple of friends.  At times some others opinion can be wrong.  If you think a situation is wrong it is usually wrong.

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