Elizabeth started her new job at the New-York Circulating Material Repository (its a library but instead of books they have things like vases or buttons or other mysterious things that they loan out) But when items start going missing, everyone thinks of the giant black bird that follows some of their fellow librarians home. After a few months working at the Repository, Elizabeth is given the chance to finally see what is going down on the super, tightly locked floor.(I'll tell you a secret, its somethings magical) Now Elizabeth is noticing that items that are magical are not coming back magical. It's up to her and her coworkers to find out and stop what is happening to their safe-guarded secrets. Can she protect her new found friends and these precious items? Will she ever get to date basketball star Marc Merrit? You'll have to read The Grimm Legacy, by Polly Shulman, to find out.
This book is amazing to read! The words are magic in themselves. You go on this amazing adventure with Elizabeth and you can almost feel the magic seeping out of the book, but maybe too much. Once you read it the first time, it's great. the second time, it's still a good book, but not quite the same. After your first use of the book, after knowing all the tricks, and the plot twists, it is just not as exciting. Anyone who loves old time Disney movies will definitely love this book. It wasn't my favorite book, but try it, it might be yours!
Reviewed by Emily, grade 9
Montrose Branch Library