Sammy Keyes & the Sisters of Mercy

By: Wendelin Van Draanen

Created By: Adan Gee

Fall into a Deep wonder of Mystery

Main Characters:

  • Sammy Keyes
  • Marissa McKenze
  • Heather Acosta
  • Holly Janquell
  • Margaret "Dot" DeVries
  • Rita Keyes "Grams"
  • On the left is Sammy's cat Dorito

Summary:

This story is about a girl, Sammy Keyes, that falls into a heap of trouble. It takes place in Santa Martina, California. She has to work off 20 hours of detention at a church. When a valuable cross neckalace from the church is stolen, she is the first to be blamed. While she works at the church's soup kitchen, she notices a homeless girl her age getting food there. At the same time, a bully, Heather Acosta, is teasing her because she can't find her stolen softball mitt. What could go wrong?

Theme:

The theme of this story is never give up even though others turn you down. An example is when Sammy cracks a safe, the owner of the safe didn't think she could. I can relate to this theme because when I do my homework, I do it slow. So, my parents never think I can get my homework done in time for school the next day.