Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher

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Sammy Keyes and the Wedding Crasher

By Wendelin Van Draanen

Knopf Books for Young Readers, Hardcover, 9780375861079, 304pp.

Publication Date: October 12, 2010

"The most winning junior detective ever in teen lit. (Take that, Nancy Drew )"" Midwest Children's Book Revie"w
Sammy should have known better than to think 8th grade would be easier than 7th. It's only September and already the history teacher is receiving death threats. Naturally, Sammy is the prime suspect. To make matters worse, officer Borsch has asked Sammy to help out at his wedding. If she doesn't find the real prankster fast, Sammy will be wearing prison stripes instead of a poofy pastel bridesmaid dress.
This latest Sammy Keyes adventure blends mystery, comedy, and a dusting of fairy tale magic as Sammy takes off her high-tops, puts on some party shoes, and steps into a whole lot of trouble.
The Sammy Keyes mysteries are fast-paced, funny, thoroughly modern, and true whodunits. Each mystery is exciting and dramatic, but it's the drama in Sammy's personal life that keeps readers coming back to see what happens next with her love interest Casey, her soap-star mother, and her mysterious father.

About the Author
Wendelin Van Draanen s Sammy Keyes mysteries have been embraced by critics and readers alike, and "Sammy Keyes and the Hotel Thief" received the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Children s Mystery.

Van Draanen is also the author of the Shredderman Quartet, the Gecko & Sticky series, and the stand-alone novels "Flipped, Confessions of a Serial Kisser, Swear to Howdy, " and "Runaway." You can read more about her work at

Ms. Van Draanen lives with her husband and two sons in California. Her hobbies include the three R s: reading, running, and rock n roll."