Title: Sammy Keyes and the Search for Snake Eyes Genre: Mystery Author: Wendel in van DraanenPages: 277 Choice: 3 I think the word “responsible” describes the main character, Sammy. She is very brave and she’s a troublemaker, but she also cares a lot about other people. I believe that Sammy is responsible since she took good care of the baby and worried about it even after it was taken in by a welfare organization until its mother got it back. It started when she was hanging out in the arcade one day while her friend, Marissa, played games. Then all of a sudden a frightened woman comes in and hides behind her.
She gives Sammy a Sears bag and tells her to meet her back at the mall at 7: 00 with the bag. After she leaves, Sammy soon discovers that a baby is inside the bag! When she returns at 7: 00, she waits there for three hours but the mother doesn’t show up. The woman specifically told her not to take the baby to the police, so Sammy didn’t. She returns to her grandmother’s house with the baby, and since there are no kids allowed where her grandma lives, she has to be extra careful that the baby doesn’t cry. The reason that she went to her grandmother’s house is because that’s where she lives. Her mother left her a long time ago.
Anyway, she spends the whole night taking care of the baby by feeding it with the formula provided in the bag, and changing its diapers. She soon gets really sick of it. In the morning, before school, she decides that it’s unsafe and annoying to have the baby around and take care of it, and she feels the baby would also be safer in the hands of the police officer she trusts most, Officer Borsch, so she takes a trip to the police station and tells Officer Borsch what happened. After the baby was taken away, she still couldn’t help but worry about how it was doing and how it was being treated. She even missed it. I think it was responsible of her to take care of it and then turn it over to the police when she felt it wasn’t safe..
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