Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye review by ThisBea...
Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye
by Wendelin Van Draanen
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Adventure

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Age at time of review - 11
Reviewer's Location - Litchfield, California, United States
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In the mysterious narrative Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Good-Bye, penned by Wendelin Van Draanen, Sammy Keyes finds herself in a coma due to the fact that she was propelled off of the third story of a fire escape. Sammy, also known as a crime fighting hero, has a history of going up against delinquents. Except this time one of the many people she has defeated is seeking revenge. While Sammy is in a coma her relatives, loved ones, and friends will do what they must to solve this mystery. As time elapses, somebody tries to bring Sammy’s existence to an end. Wish to find out what occurs next? Read this novel to find out!



My opinion about this narrative is that it is exciting at moments and urges you to continue reading it, therefore I believe Ms. Draanen is a good author. But at some points during the novel it would get over-descriptive and cause boredom. For example, chapter 11- Teddy Bears. It is over descriptive when Ms. Draanen emphasizes the teddy bears and the one stowaway unicorn, given to Sammy from a friend. Sammy Keyes was not conscious in most of the novel, and it made it more challenging for her friends to find out who chased her up the fire escape and pushed her. My favorite character was Billy Pratt due to his braveness and his traits of humor. Whoever enjoys adventure, comedy, romance, and most important of all mystery, I recommend this narrative for you

Content Rating:

Content rating - some mature content

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This novel includes a girl being pushed off of a three story fire escape, a kiss, and a boy being brutally beaten.

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