Sammy Keyes is one of my favorite teen detectives working today. In this, the thirteenth book in the series, Sammy is finally starting eighth grade. She's still secretly living with her grandmother in a seniors-only highrise, but Officer Borsch, her nemesis in the first several books, is now in on her secret. In fact, they get along so well that Sammy is even part of his upcoming wedding!
Things are not going as well at school. Sammy is in the hated Mr. Vince's home room and History class, and she doesn't have nearly enough classes with her best friends Marissa, Dot, and Holly. She also sees far too much of Heather Acosta, and Sammy's almost-boyfriend Casey Acosta has left for high school and is ducking her calls. When someone starts threatening to kill Mr. Vince, Sammy finds herself and her friend Billy Pratt at the top of the suspect list. Can Sammy clear her name and make it to the church for Officer Borsch's wedding? And what is up with Casey?
The Sammy Keyes books are extremely likable, and while they're appropriate for middle grade readers, Sammy's hilarious escapades will appeal to older readers as well. If you haven't picked up this series, you are missing out.
Edition I Read: Kindle
Where/How I got it: Amazon
Total Books Read in 2010: 150!
Will I Make This Available to my Students?: Yes.
Other Books Read but not Reviewed: 0