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The Inside Story (The Sisters Grimm #8)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  10,198 Ratings  ·  377 Reviews
After the shocking ending of The Everafter War, this book picks up with Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck stuck in the Book of Everafter, where all the fairy tales are stored and enchanted characters can change their destinies. The girls (and Puck) must chase the Master through a series of stories, where they’re willing to change what they need in order to save their baby brother. ...more
Paperback, 266 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Amulet Paperbacks (first published January 1st 2010)
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Charissa Sophia de la Rosa
Ok, I have only one word to say about this book: Outstanding. First, there are a lot of suspense and thrilling moments between the main characters and their journey inside the Book of Everafter. Second, if you’re a Puckabrina lover, it’ll totally satisfy you! There are a bunch of Puckabrina moments in here that’ll make up for the slow torture it gave you from the past books! Though, I must say how Puckabrina ended in this book, is slightly disappointing. But still, it’s a good thing that Sabrina ...more
Mara
I've found this series funny and one of the cleverest "retellings" I've read in a long time. Most of the characters are annoying, especially Sabrina, but if you are a fan of fairy tales and like to read comedies based on them, then you can ignore these annoyances. Daphne is awesome, and Sabrina does get a little better after . . . five or six books. And the series definitely keeps you guessing once the main plot is introduced (which doesn't take long). That said, let us turn our attention to Boo ...more
Melissa
The 8th book of the series and I feel like none of the characters have developed beyond what they were in the first book with the exception of Daphne. Sabrina's character and attitude have really moved these books from what could have been a great series to just an ok book to me.

This book had a lot going on without there really being a lot actually happening or the story progressing to any degree. I loved the character of the Editor, I'm sure there are a lot of writers and editors who feel like
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Evy
Jun 04, 2010 Evy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: 9-11 year old kids with a good sense of imagination
Shelves: series
Lately I've been reading child-relevant (that's the word they used on a website) books, which you can relate to. I love that genre but was definitely willing to put it down for Michael Buckley's THE INSIDE STORY. I have fallen in love with the series and couldn't wait to see the latest book.
THE INSIDE STORY, once finished, was very revealing to many secrets and exactly what I expected...and then some. It was very exciting to read but with one flaw...: I believe that in all of Buckley's books so
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Julie
May 21, 2010 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, childrens
I started reading this series and now I'm so far into it, that I'm stuck until it ends. (Please tell me it's going to end!)

Unfortunately, with the later books, I have a lot of trouble concentrating. This book was better than the last one in that respect, but still had its moments of 'get on with it already'. Except that getting on with it is sort of the problem.

There's a lot of plot and a lot of action, and my brain just shuts off. I suspect it's a boy type of story and I need more of a girl typ
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Lynn
Jun 28, 2011 Lynn marked it as listened-to-on-audiobook  ·  review of another edition
In my humble opinion everyone should read Michael Buckley's Sisters Grimm series. It is just that good.

Sabrina, Daphne, and Puck have leapt into the Book of Everafter to stop Mirror and save their little brother. They must move from one story to another taking roles in the story and that is half the fun. Okay, what story will be next. With a sentence of a clue, can you figure out where they are before they state it?

The relationship between Puck and Sabrina is hilarious as it develops. The reader
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Syd
Jan 14, 2013 Syd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I recently read The sisters Grimm The inside story Book 8. There are 288 pages. It was published in 2010. The author is Michael Buckley. This book is intended for 5th to 9th graders,
The main issue is they are trying to get there baby brother back. The setting is in a story book. The main characters are Sabrina. She is scared, mad, and annoyed. Daphne is joyful and happy. Puck is annoying, Sabrina’s fiancée, and he is stinky.
They followed the master into a fairy-tale book. They try to rescue t
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Amanda
Aug 10, 2010 Amanda rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another great Sisters Grimm book.

Starting out, I was a little confused by the book. The previous books in the series, I had read all at once, and that was months and months ago, so it took me a while to remember what exactly was going on and what had happened to different characters and who was who. I'm pretty sure that I finally got it all straight, but am not quite sure.

I really enjoyed the book, expecially as the characters went into some of my favorite books, such as The Wizard of Oz and Al
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Rebecca
Mar 16, 2010 Rebecca marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely LOVE this series, it never ends. I always think its going ot be the last book, and it ends with "to be continued..." I cant wait to read the next they are addicting!
Stephanie
Jul 21, 2014 Stephanie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Even though this series is decidedly PG, I have to admit I quite liked it. Excellent premise, well-planned character development, good writing.
There were some minor frustrations, but the characters and subplots were great, so I kept coming back to find out what happened in the end.

The bad points:
1) The heroes in the book are often quite oblivious. Sabrina is 12, so being staggeringly foolish now and then can be excused, but for characters who have lived hundreds (or thousands) of years, I'd e
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Anis
Feb 23, 2013 Anis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Moving on, The 8th Book is so speechless of words to say how amazing it is! I keep saying these words because it really was soo fun to read them. It made me feel as if I was still reading the books from book one till book 5 which is good because were near the end of the series and its good to have a good knack of going through the past with them to have feel that rush of adrenaline and experience you have with them before you have to say goodbye :'(

Honestly, reading this book was feeling like yo
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Alyssa
Mar 28, 2012 Alyssa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Inside Story is probably one of the best Sister Grimm books yet. With it's humerous dialog and plot line, stunning character growth, and amazing twists and turns this book is a must read. From the moment I picked up the book I couldn't put it down.

If someone came up to me and asked me to describe this book in three words I probably; "So freaking epic" as a response. Because this book really was that. If someone asked me to give them my three favorite things about this book I'd say; "The roma
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Kevin
Jun 16, 2010 Kevin rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of this series but #8 struck me as a little thin in places. It has sort of postmodern perspective as the characters are stuck in The Book of Everafter chasing Pinochio and the Mirror through classic fairy tales while at the same time dealing with The Editor and his voracious revisors.

The focus is mostly on Sabrina as she comes to grip with being a leader for her family and friends and he developing relationship with Puck.

The ending picked up and there is still some funny lines and
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Veronica
Jan 22, 2013 Veronica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
in this book, Sabrina,Daphne and puck follow mirror through the magical book of ever after, determined to save their small brother. Mirror wants to go to snow white story and change the story so he could take the baby grimm's body, which will let him go through the magical border that separated the human world from ferryport landing. On their way, they will meet "the editor", a person who edits and controls the fairytales so nothing wrong goes and so nobody changes the tales. the editor is force ...more
Kalynn
I loved this book. It was definitely my favorite of the series. I loved the Puckabrina moment near the end.
Christal
So finally after a year+ the second to last Sisters Grimm series came out, and it was a bit disappointing. When I first started into the book I was lost, I was thinking this would be the middle of the war, having completely forgotten about them jupming into the book after Mirror and their baby brother. So it took a bit to orient myself, and then it just got boring and repetitive. There were some good ideas, however you could tell Buckley was struggling to flesh out what little he had to make an ...more
Devon Flaherty
Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley, published from 20015-2012 by Amulet Books and illustrated by Peter Ferguson.

The entire award-winning, New York Times Best-selling series:

The Fairy-Tale Detectives
The Unusual Suspects
The Problem Child
Once Upon a Crime
Magic and Other Misdemeanors
Tales From the Hood
The Everafter War
The Inside Story
The Council of Mirrors

My nine year old (since she was eight) is in love with these books. She is now reading Harry Potter, has enjoyed the Chronicles of N
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Cathy Cramer
This was the only one of the series that my oldest child did not like.

In it, the Sisters Grimm stepped into the pages of a magical book containing fairy tales, and lived their way through the stories. It seemed tedious to me to go through all those old stories in a not-particularly new way, just aggravating the main characters from story to story. None of the story characters were likable. One reviewer said it felt like the author was just stretching the story in order to get more books out. I c
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Dolly
Sep 16, 2015 Dolly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: middle grade readers
This is the eighth book in the Sisters Grimm series by Michael Buckley. Our oldest loves these books and I've struggled to keep up with her. So I've resorted to listening to them on audio CD, narrated by L.J. Ganser in order to try to catch up.

The story is very dramatic, with dark twists and turns throughout. We follow along as Sabrina and Daphne, escorted by Puck search through the Book of Everafter in a quest to save their baby brother. The trips in and out of the different stories was fascin
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Sarina
Oct 26, 2015 Sarina rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
It's getting so old. All of it is. I hate his lazy writing, does Michael Buckley ever stop to explain how such a thing as the Book of Everafter is realistic to that universe? Of course not. In fact, most of the things in this series he explains by just one word: magic. It's magic so why does it need to make sense? Well, maybe it hasn't occured to him but even magic has rules and I'm pretty sure the Book of Everafter doesn't abide by any rules, except for ones given by the Editor but even then th ...more
Laura
Jun 11, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
June 11,2011 I remember really liking this book even though it's been like 10 months since I read it. At the end of the book it said " To be concluded." Oh my gosh, in the last book they better make Puck and Sabrina fall in love and I hope their grandmother doesn't die that would be so sad! I can't wait until the ninth book comes out! -Laura :]
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Lauren
Mar 03, 2014 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The eighth entry into the Sister Grimm series, The Inside Story has the most potential of any book in the series to date. Sucked into the master book of fairy tales, Sabrina and Daphne (along with Puck) have to track down the bad guy and prevent him from rewriting literary history. Along the way, they have to avoid running afoul of the Editor.

This is a high-wire concept for a book, requiring deft juggling of many, many details to succeed. While The Inside Story is definitely one of the better en
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Beth
May 06, 2010 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Puck is the best character! He really lightens things up and makes it more fun. This story follows the girls inside the story book where they interact with the characters for the fairy tales, but are not the "real" people they know from Fairyport.
Carie
Jun 17, 2014 Carie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4+ for this one. I love this series! The characters and situations are AWESOME--I love the humor, crazy twists and turns, and suspense-filled moments. These books are all very unique and imaginative and this book is no different. The Inside Story was WONDERFUL--I loved the characters being thrown into a whole new world--and into a variety of stories and crazy situations. I had no idea how it would all turn out and I ended up being very surprised about (view spoiler) ...more
Olivia
Jan 10, 2015 Olivia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!! This book was amazing, exciting, funny, action-packed, and thrilling! Every story that Sabrina and Daphne go into, is another adventure after another. As they are chasing Mirror into new stories trying to get their little brother, they meet new characters who help them along the way. Pink revisers who destroy everything they can get their teeth into keep coming into stories the Grimms mess up. As a strange magic, something, or someone is lurking, Sabrina, Daphne,and their f ...more
Reece Bryant
The book "The Inside Story", is the eighth book in "The Sisters Grimm" series. Sabrina and Daphne have discovered that their best friend mirror has taken their baby brother Sammy. Mirror plans to kill the child, so he hides in the mysterious "Book of Everafter."Here he plans to stall the girls long enough with all the stories so he can kill their brother in a more sacred matter. The girls must do all the stories correctly in the way the "Editor" has written them. Now the Daphne and Sabrina must ...more
Aliya
Apr 24, 2010 Aliya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was the best in the series so far...because it has a lot of Puck in it like book 4! He is so Pucktastic and awesome!!
Amy
Jul 25, 2015 Amy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everone especially people who like fantasy, fiction, adventure, fairy tales
Recommended to Amy by: Goodreads
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Jess
Sep 18, 2011 Jess rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Fun as ever! And can I just say how much I love Puck? Cause I do. A lot.
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Buckley was born in Akron, Ohio. He tried his hand as a stand-up comic and lead singer for a punk rock back before attending Ohio University. After graduating with honors he moved to New York City to be an intern on the Late Show with David Letterman which led to stints developing programming for Discovery Networks, MTV, MTV Animation and Klasky Csupo (pro ...more
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The Sisters Grimm (9 books)
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