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Sammy Keyes and the Showdown in Sin City
by Wendelin Van Draanen
Age Range - 8 - 12
Genre - Juvenile Fiction

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Age at time of review - 11
Reviewer's Location - Painted Post, New York, United States
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In the mystery novel Sammy Keyes and the Showdown In Sin City, by Wendelin Van Draanen, Sammy Keyes heads to Las Vegas to find out more about her mother. Sammy Keyes always battles villains and fights crime, except in this case she is solving the mystery of putting the scattered pieces of her family back together. In one fun-filled weekend, she searches to find the answers to her long- unanswered questions.Who is her father?  Where is her mother? And why does Heather Acosta hate her so much? Find out in this intriguing novel!

 

Opinion: 

I really enjoyed reading this novel. It had many twists and turns and was very exciting to read.  I liked how the personalities of each character were so different and alive, while still realistic. I also admired how the mystery was so unusually solved, and how readers could so easily relate to many of the situations.

 

One thing I disliked was how the suspense of the mystery wasn’t really strong at many points. Another was how the story was a bit slow, and could have been more action-paced.

 

Overall, this was a great read, and I can’t wait to read more of this series!

 
Rating:
4
Content Rating:

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