Wednesday, March 12, 2014
A friend to wish for
Title: Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief
By: Wendelin Van Draanen
What would you do if you were stuck in your grandmother’s apartment for the day? People watch, of course. This is exactly what Sammy Keyes is doing when she spots a man taking money out of someone’s room at the Heavenly Hotel. Sammy knows she should call the police, but instead does something stupid—she waves at the man. Soon, knowing the police don’t take her seriously, Sammy gets involved in the investigation. Along the way, Sammy deals with her loving grandmother, her flaky wanna-be actress mother, her best friend, and the adventures of starting junior high school.
Sammy Keyes is a girl who doesn’t mean to get into trouble, but is smart enough to get herself out of it. She’s someone anyone would want as a friend; someone who'd help you with any kind of problem, from solving a robbery to dealing with family issues. Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief is a book you won’t be able to put down.