Nancy Keane's Booktalks -- Quick and Simple
Van Draanen, Wendelin.
New York : Knopf, 2004
IL 5-8, RL 5.4
ISBN 0375923497
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Turning thirteen can’t ever be easy. But for Sammy it is only the start of an adventure involving a local “crazy lady” who is convinced Sammy is responsible for her missing cat, a really weird professional wrestlers’ school, and a lot of people who are not what they seem at all. And then there is Sammy’s secret, which is a very important thing in her life. When you are young and smart and curious, it is hard to leave the detecting to the professionals. Especially when you don’t think they are doing their job.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2006-2007)
SUBJECTS:     Cats -- Fiction.
                        Mystery and detective stories.
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