Posts tagged with the-sammy-keyes-books

Dec 7 2010

Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher, by Wendelin Van Draanen


We adore Wendelin Van Draanen's books, but we understand why the director of the recent film adaptation of her novel Flipped re-set the plot in the 1950s—Ms. Van Draanen's unif...

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May 22 2007

Sammy Keyes and the Wild Things, by Wendelin Van Draanen


Wendelin Van Draanen’s Sammy Keyes series is one of our favorites. It’s smart, straightforward, and it hasn’t put itself under pressure by announcing a finite number of installments, so plot lines develop at a natural pace. Van Draanen's eponymous heroine is a genuinely likable character, and her adventures consist of a nicely judged blend of mystery, romance, and hair-raising adventure...

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