Sunday, May 13, 2007

Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man (book review)



Sammy Keyes and the Skeleton Man is by Wendelin Van Draanen. Sammy Keyes is a twelve-year-old detective. Her Grams is always warning her not to look for trouble, but it seems like trouble is always looking for her. When Sammy and her friends Marissa and Dot go trick-or-treating, trouble knocks on her door. Well, actually, Sammy knocks on trouble's door. She does something no 7th Grader has done before. She knocks on the door of the Bush House. As if the spooky old mansion surrounded by bushes isn't scary enough on its own, it's even creepier once Sammy and her friends discover a skeleton and Frankenstein hiding inside! Something is definitely going on here, and Sammy is determined to find out what.

I really enjoyed this book. It was suspenseful, scary, and funny. This is the third Sammy Keyes book I've read, and I've enjoyed every one of them.

I give this book 8 stars out of 10.

The Spring Reading Thing reading challenge: 10 books down, 20 to go. Yeah...1/3 of the way there!