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Andi Unexpected

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Twelve-year-old Andora ‘Andi’ Boggs and her fourteen-year-old sister Bethany move to rural Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty-something aunt after the sudden death of their parents. While dealing with her grief, Andi discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree whose existence was hidden in a Depression-era trunk in the attic. With help from her new friend and neighbor, Colin Carter, Andi is determined to find out who this first Andora was and what happened to her.

Hott Review:

Andi Unexpected was so, well, unexpected.

I’ve been looking for some mysteries that would be fun for my reluctant reading barely teen daughter and thought I’d try this out. It was really a lot of fun.

This was a fun mystery with a bit of suspense… and a lot of grounding 😉 It felt very realistic and I appreciated that the risks the children took were properly reprimanded. The suspense is age appropriate and quickly resolved.

While it’s not a Christian book, Andi lives in a community where church attendance is standard and praying is expected.

I think this is a great book and will be recommending it to my daughter. The length is perfect and it’s interesting enough to keep her involved.

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Author: Amanda Flower
Source: I purchased Andi Unexpected on September 16, 2014 when it was $1.
Publisher & Date: September 25th 2013 by Zonderkidz
Genre: Contemporary Middle Grade Mystery
ISBN: 031073701X (ISBN13: 9780310737018)
Pages: 218
Grade: A
Ages: 10-14
Steam: None
Setting: Killdeer, Ohio
Series: Andi Boggs #1

Author Bio:

Amanda FlowerAmanda Flower, an Agatha-nominated mystery author, started her writing career in elementary school when she read a story she wrote to her sixth grade class and had the class in stitches with her description of being stuck on the top of a Ferris wheel. She knew at that moment she’d found her calling of making people laugh with her words. Her debut mystery, Maid of Murder, was an Agatha Award Nominee for Best First Novel. Amanda is an adult services librarian for a public library near Cleveland. She also writes mysteries as USA Today bestselling author Isabella Alan.

Websites & Links: Amanda Flower's website Amanda Flower's twitter Amanda Flower's facebook

 

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