Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Andi Unstoppable (Andi Boggs #3) by Amanda Flower

My thoughts: I always enjoy these delightful children's ("kidz") books. Amanda Flower writes with a heart and understanding of kids and brings her characters to life in a believable way and has their conversations truly depict them and their lives.

This third in the series of Andi books again is a pleaser and a sure-fire hit with the kids. This group of friends of Andi pursue an elusive bird with an aunt who is an avid "birder." Meanwhile, they literally unearth grave looters' attempt in their own way to solve the mystery that surrounds the area.

While published by a Christian publishing house, the book is not reeking in Biblical and Christian-speaks. It is simply a safe, charming read for those youngsters on your list that you want to give something entertaining to that is safe. There is an ugly, unsafe world out there seeking the hearts, minds, and souls of our kids. Books like Andi Unstoppable are books you can depend on.

Yes, it does have a "ghost" in it, but (spoiler alert) the ghost is debunked as a person disguised as a ghost to scare folks away.

About the book: Andi Boggs and her best friend Colin Carter are at it again … in this third book of the Andi Boggs series, Andi Unstoppable, school has begun for the two Killdeer middle schoolers and the science teacher has a great idea! He is an expert birder and wants his class to share in the fun. In a birding group with Colin and her biggest school rival, Ava, Andi sets out to be the first student in class to spot the elusive Kirtland warbler but ends up spotting the town’s resident ghost instead! Together with her friends, Andi takes on another small town mystery—is the legend of the ghost of Dominika Shalley more than just a story? And does her sudden appearance have anything to do with the holes the friends find in the Shalley graveyard as they look for the rare bird?

About the Author: 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.

DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy from the BookLook Blogger Review program on behalf of the author and ZonderKidz to facilitate this review of solely my own opinions. I was not compensated.

1 comment:

  1. I've been eyeing this series for a while. I think my girls would really enjoy them! Thanks so much for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday on Mommynificent.com this week!


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