Andi Unexpected (Andi Boggs Series #1)

Andi Unexpected (Andi Boggs Series #1)

by Amanda Flower
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InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Andi Unexpected -Andi Boggs Book 1 Author: Amanda Flower Published: 9-24-2-13 Publisher: Zonderkidz-Books Pages: 224 Genre: Children's Fiction Sub Genre: Mstery, Christian; Homeschooling ISBN: 9780310737018 ASIN: B00BW3K0YA Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley Rating: 5 Stars . Andi Boggs, a science aficionado and her sister Bethany, an artist have come to live with their Aunt Amelie in their ancestral home in Killdeer, Ohio following the deaths of their parents death in a plane crash in Central America.. When her Aunt Amelie tells Andi she is welcome to put her bedroom if she will clean it out and prepare the contents for an upcoming garage sale. Their neighbor reacts a bit odd when Andi explains her name is short for Andora, but quickly brushes it off. Andi meets the woman's grandsonson Colin. The two quickly becomes friends and Colin agrees to help Andi with the. While working they discover an old trunk in a crawl space and are curious when the find the name Andora on it. Inside are baby items and memorabilia from the 1930's. When Aunt cannot tell them anything about the first Andorra. Andi and Colin set about finding information about the other Andora and what became of her. Their search leads them to unexpected places and answers. A wonderful, clean series for young readers from 8-12 years of age. With similarities to a young Nancy Drew, Andi is a great role model for young readers. There is true emotions and believable interactions between the siblings. You will find yourself being pulled into the story and following the clues Andi and Colin uncover. A new and exciting series for Amanda Flower to be enjoyed by the young and the young at heart. This story moves at a fairly quick pace and with a descriptive prose. My rating is a 5 out of 5 stars. With the hope that you will love Andi Unexpected as much as I did.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
mysterybook_nerd98 More than 1 year ago
* I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. A well plotted mystery that keeps your attention. A quick, fun read that's suitable for adults as well as kids. Read it! Read it now!
book4children More than 1 year ago
Another good middle grade mystery novel! Andi and her sister, Bethany, move in with their eccentric aunt after the deaths of their parents. Andi and her new neighbor, Colin, become friends when they are thrown together and find a forgotten cubby hidden in the attic. The cubby contains some old stuff - and a mystery surrounding Andi's ancestors. One that nobody wants to talk about. Andi and Colin are intelligent and adventurous kids that will go to any lengths to solve the puzzle of Andi's family history. They get into their fair share of trouble, but they are honest and up front with their family members. I liked that about them. The middle of the book lags a bit, but really picks up in the second half. Clues start rolling in and things start happening at a faster pace. While the bad guy is made obvious from the start, there are some surprises along the way. There are some twists that I didn't see coming, and which kids will enjoy. All the minor characters added to the atmosphere of the book and gave extra personality to the pages. This is a great book for middle grade readers. Content: Clean
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book, it has been a long time since I read a YA book, and it made me remember how much I enjoy them. This book brought to mind the hours I spent as a child reading Trixie Beldon books and The Bobbsey Twins. About this book, I have to say that Amanda did a great job, keeping the suspense going. The story was not too cutesy, but was not over the heads of young readers. I loved the book and can't wait to read more from Amanda Flowers. Great book, cute story 4.5 stars. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.  
Maria41 More than 1 year ago
Description (from Goodreads): 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. Language: 0. Other objectionable:  There was some mild action near the end of the book, including an asthma attack, trapping someone in a hole, and hitting someone over the head with a wrench (not descriptive at all). Suitable for:  This book is written for late elementary and middle school students, but I enjoyed it very much as a high school student. :) Pros:  Well, I love mysteries and this was a great read!  I read it in about two hours because it is written simply.  The plot develops quickly, but it is not confusing at all, which is great for the younger kids who happen to be reading this book.  Andi & Colin love science and history, and I like that the author included information about those subjects through their perspective.  And to all you highschoolers out there who think that middle grade fiction is boring and too easy to read, this book will prove you wrong.  I was very sucked in by the plot and the mystery surrounding the first Andora. Cons:  I did not see how the title of the book related to the story.  I assume it was referring to the information that Andi found out about her relative, but it wasn't very clear.
uncommongirl More than 1 year ago
This book for young teens (middle school girls AND boys) is full of mystery and history. The characters and setting feel real and the story's details are suspenseful keeping the reader's interest. The author didn't incorporate any serious Christian topics into the story although the writing was clean and wholesome. Appropriate for juvenile fiction. Sweet and energetic new series that is perfectly written for this age group.
bp0602 More than 1 year ago
I have a special book review for you today. My son received this book Andi Unexpected by Amanda Fowler to read and review. He read it super fast and really enjoyed it. Here is his review which he dictated to me: Andi's parents died in a plane crash, and she went to live at her aunt's house. Her aunt Amelie was excited for Andi and her older sister Bethany to come because she was lonely. Andi wants to move up to the attic because her sister is annoying. Andi and her new friend Colin find a trunk in a trap door. They find out it belonged to a relative named Andora which is Andi's full name. The trunk is a mystery for them to find out about the other Andora. I thought it was cool that Andi and Colin were trying to solve the mystery of the trunk. It's not a scary book, just a normal book. It is a chapter book without pictures. I liked this book and want to read more of this series. I think it is a good book. Personally, I think people who like mysteries or good books will like to read this. It is for boys or girls. The book was sent to us from the publisher for our honest review.
ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
Review: “Andi Unexpected” is targeted toward middle school and higher readers. It is one of the best books I have read in quite some time. It is quick paced and I read it in one day. Amanda Flower has written a wonderful story of mystery, friendship, and how people deal with grief differently. Andi and her sister have to move in with their aunt Amelie because their parents have died while on a science mission in the jungles of Central America. The house where their aunt now lives used to belong to Andi’s grandparents. Initially, Andi and her sister Bethany have to share a bedroom, but the two sisters fight quite a bit since the death of their parents, and so Aunt Amelie suggests to both Andi and Bethany that if they will clean out the attic, then Andi can turn it into a bedroom. The stuff they move out the attic can be sorted and set up for the annual Killdeer yard sale and whatever money the schools earn, they can keep. Well, both girls want their own rooms and Bethany is interested in the money because Aunt Amelie has told her that if she wants to keep “texting” on her cell phone, then she’ll have to earn the money to keep that feature. Andi doesn’t necessarily care about the money. She just wants her own room. This simple task of cleaning out the attic turns into a wonderful adventure for both Andi and Bethany. Through the guidance of their Aunt Amelie, they also are able to move forward and work through some of the grief of the loss of their parents. They meet some very interesting people along the way and develop friendships that will help them in their adjustment to life in Killdeer. Andi and Bethany also see how the other one is actually broken over the death of their parents, but it’s okay to deal with their loss in different ways. It doesn’t mean the other person is deeply saddened just because they may or may not show the type of emotion the other thinks they should. This is a great book and well, well worth the read. I look forward to other books in this series!! DISCLOSURE: A complimentary review copy was provided to facilitate this review. Copies may be acquired at your favorite book supplier. for author information - click here.
NanceeMarchinowski More than 1 year ago
Captivating! Andi Boggs and her sister lost both parents in a plane crash, so the girls were moved to Killdeer, Ohio to live with their Aunt Amelie in the home that had been in their family for generations. Amelie's neighbor had a peculiar reaction upon discovering Andi's formal name is Andora, but she quickly covered up her reaction with an explanation about something she had eaten. Her grandson Colin is Andi's age, and the two curious youngsters discover they have a lot in common. Aunt Amelie had suggested that Andi could have the attic as her bedroom if she cleaned it out and prepared the contents for an upcoming garage sale. Colin agreed to help and they began the dusty chore, discovering a hidden door to a crawl space where a small trunk had been stored. Upon cleaning off the majority of grime Colin discovered a nameplate with "Andora" engraved on it. Upon questioning her Aunt Amelie about the trunk and its contents, Amelie explained that it appeared to be vintage to approximately World War II. With a mystery to solve Andi and Colin begin the quest to discover the identity of the original Andora and where she might be now. Colin provides a notebook and pencil and on the first page wrote "The Case of The First Andora." Underneath he added "Boggs and Carter Investigations."  The debut of a middle school level mystery series, this book screamed shades of Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys! In-depth and steeped in originality this story kept me engrossed to the very end. Amanda Flower is a very adept artist in creating characters and settings with all of the detail and suspense of an adult focused mystery. Included in this story are all the elements of a future success mystery series for present and future middle school children. There is no predicting what follows in this fast-paced full-length novel. I think I'll leave Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys packed away. This "grandmother" enjoyed the action and adventure in this charming modern-day investigative chronicle for middle grade children. I'll be watching for more of Andi Boggs and her future activities! My grandchildren will be receiving copies of this series. Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from Zonderkidz in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own, and no monetary compensation was received for this review.
BookishJ More than 1 year ago
I like the story. It's a good choice for pre-teens looking for an easy read with a touch of mystery and adventure. However, I was hoping to see a tighter plot where the scenes flow and the reader really feels connected to the tale.