After the sudden death of their parents in the jungles of Central America, twelve-year-old science geek Andora “Andi” Boggs and her diva teenaged sister, Bethany, move to rural Killdeer, Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty-something aunt. And while the timeworn house has been home to the Boggs family for generations, Andi feels far from at home. Exploring the attic in her grief, she discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree hidden in a Depression-era trunk. Despite the meddling of the citizens of Killdeer, Andi and her new friend, Colin Carter, are determined to find out who this first Andora was, how she vanished, and why no one in town wants to talk about her. As more and more unanswered questions pile up, Andi and Colin must decide who they can trust with their secrets and who is interested in Andora’s story for the wrong reasons.
|About the Contributor(s)||Amanda Flower
Amanda Flower is an Agatha Award-nominated mystery author (Maid of Murder), who first caught the writing bug in elementary school. She is also the author of Andi Unexpected, the Andi Boggs series, Appleseed Creek and the India Hayes series. When she’s not writing, she works as a librarian at Ursuline College near her hometown of Tallmadge, Ohio. Visit her online at www.amandaflower.com and www.isabellaalan.com.
|Publish Date||Sep 24, 2013|
|Series||An Andi Boggs Novel|
- Review by InkBlotsbyTRD.blogspot.com
In Andi Unexpected, we meet Andi (Andora) Boggs who is now living with her aunt after the death of her parents. Andi discovers a trunk in her attic that leads her and her friend, Colin Carter, to begin investigating a town and family secret. I won't spoil anything here in my review, but things get interesting.
My daughter (age 11) enjoyed reading Andi Unexpected. She has already re-read it multiple times. When I asked her what she liked about the book, she said, "the mystery". She did say that it may be difficult to follow at times, but in general she would recommend it to both boys and girls in the 8-12 age range.
FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 11/12/2015)