Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye
Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye
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Sammy Keyes and the Kiss Goodbye

Written by Wendelin Van Draanen
Book #18 in the Sammy Keyes Series
Published by Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Prices as of Aug 11

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The final mystery starring Sammy Keyes: “the most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew!)” –Midwest Children’s Book Review Sammy doesn’t go looking for trouble, but she seems to find it everywhere. She’s forever sniffing out clues and chasing down bad guys–and driving her friends a little nuts. She’s gone up against thieves and counterfeiters and gangsters and blackmailers and murderers, and always stayed one step ahead. Until now. Last night, one of the bad guys caught up. Last night, someone followed Sammy up the fire escape and pushed her from the third story. Now she’s in the hospital, out cold. And her friends are left with the questions Sammy’s always been so good at answering: Why? How? But most of all . . . WHO? In this emotional conclusion to her beloved long-running series, Wendelin Van Draanen shows just how many lives one nosy girl can touch and pays tribute to a life well sleuthed. Praise for Sammy Keyes: “If Kinsey Millhone ever hires a junior partner, Sammy Keyes will be the first candidate on the list. She’s feisty, fearless, and funny. A top-notch investigator!” –Sue Grafton “Sammy’s brave, resourceful, observant and a loyal friend, but this girl sleuth is no well-mannered Nancy Drew. She’s endearingly hot-tempered, nosy, and not always obedient–in short, she’s someone I want to read about again.” –Margaret Maron

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    Book Details

    ISBN
    9780375870552
    Publication Date
    September 9, 2014
    Page Count
    236
    Words Per Page
    222
    Audience
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    10 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    2013039890
    ASIN/ISBN 10
    0375870555
    Lexile® Level
    860L
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
    ~T
    ATOS® Book Level
    5.7
    Accelerated Reader® Points
    8
    Accelerated Reader Quiz
    170898
    Accelerated Reader Interest Level
    MG

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