Friday, July 24, 2009

Mysteries for Kids

Sammy Keyes is a middle school girl with a good brain and some good friends. And she solves mysteries. In Sammy Keyes and the Curse of Mustache Mary, she has to deal with peers at a wild New Year party, an old lady with a 200 pound pig for a pet, and a bunch of new acquantances who may or may not be up to no good. I like how Sammy is more concerned with her friends than with finding a mystery to solve -- her biggest crisis is worrying that her instincts about people may just be wrong; if she can't trust herself, who can she trust? I'm enjoying this series and I'll keep looking out for more. I like how Wendelin Van Draanen writes.

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