Save the Lemmings

Save the Lemmings

by Kai Strand

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BN ID: 2940155423928
Publisher: Kai Strand
Publication date: 01/16/2018
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 672 KB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

When her children were young and the electricity winked out, Kai Strand gathered her family around the fireplace and they told stories, one sentence at a time. Her boys were rather fond of the ending, “And then everybody died. The end.” Now an award winning children’s author, Kai crafts fiction for kids and teens to provide an escape hatch from their reality. With a selection of novels for young adult and middle grade readers Kai entertains children of all ages, and their adults.

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Save The Lemmings 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
rhonda1111RL More than 1 year ago
4 STARS Save the Lemmings is a fun about a girl who invents a texty-talky. They take off big time. She is overwhelmed with all the attention from news reporters. Natalie then has false news stories made up about her. Natalie besides inventing sees a story about saving the Lemmings and tries to get the word out about the Lemmings. No one wants to really save them they all just want to talk about her invention. The story is fast paced. Kids can be nice and they can be cruel to each other. Natalie always tries to be nice. She does change a bit, but who does not change at that age. Natalie has to decide what to keep and what is not working for her. The Save the Lemmings is not a real charity it just made up for the book. I won the book from I am a Reader, Not a Writer blog. Published August 10th 2012 by Featherweight Press 108 pages ISBN:1608207102
Dellani_Oakes More than 1 year ago
Save the Lemmings by Kai Strand is a wonderful young readers book about a teenage inventor, Natalie. She's not exactly a social misfit, but Natalie lives in her own well pressed, pastel and pleated world. She's very bright and loves to tinker around and invent things. She's been working on a special item, the Texty-Talky. The device is an overnight sensation. Suddenly, Natalie finds her life spinning out of control. Everyone wants interviews, commercials and a piece of the multi-million pie. All Natalie wants is to get on with her life and spend time with her friends. Unfortunately, a nasty practical joke turns Natalie into a media sensation. The press have a heyday, and everyone shuns her. It's at that time that Natalie decides to take control of her life once more and faces adversity head on. Natalie Isabelle Cailean Edwards (N.I.C.E.) is a sweet, caring person. She's also naïve and doesn't see the bad things in someone's character. That gets her into trouble when she trusts the wrong person. We've all known someone like Natalie, generous, friendly, flighty and trusting. She's so perfect, it's a little disgusting, and she has no idea that she's completely clueless. However, there is a strength in Natalie that no one realized was there, including Natalie herself. She faces the problems that invade her life and confronts them with great ingenuity. She perseveres and takes her life back. I loved this book. It is more than a story about one girl's success and adversity. It is a true social commentary without being a social commentary. Everything that Natalie goes through is completely believable. Similar things happen all the time. A person makes one judgement error and instead of being America's Darling, she becomes a social pariah. Even the people she most loves and trusts lose faith in her, but she gets it back. This is a great book for young teens through adults. Natalie's struggles can give someone hope and courage that they can overcome their weaknesses with a little faith and quick thinking. Five Golden Acorns! © Dellani Oakes
ACS_Book_Blogger More than 1 year ago
Natalie Edwards is known as a NICE girl in her school. Natalie is also a young inventor. Her life changes forever when her latest invention, the Texty-Talky, is a national sensation. Natalie travels all around the country doing radio interviews, talk shows, and photo shoots. Her fame starts to get to her friends Soon even her closest friends are ignoring her. The bad part is, Natalie doesn’t even know why they are mad. A reporter decides to crush her reputation as the NICE girl when he reports an incident involving graffiti. When all of her fame turns bad, even her most admired teacher believes all of the horrible rumors. Natalie is faced with overcoming the lies being spread about her. Will she lose her friends forever? I truly enjoyed this Kai Strand book and look forward to reading more of her books. (Reviewed by M.Ingram) DISCLOSURE: A complimentary softcover copy of Save the Lemmings was provided by World Of Ink Network on behalf of the author and publisher.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Eighth grader, Natalie Edwards spent much of her time with her three best friends Jayne, Sandra and Tamilla. Natalie had a lab at home where she worked on an invention that her and her friends swapped ideas and solutions to create a model and hopefully submit it her father's boss. They had decided to call the product Texty-Talky. Natalie was also interested in the cause SAVING THE LEMMINGS. Which is a little rodent in the Arctic that would in large numbers, during their migration, throw themselves off a mountain committing suicide. The only way to stop this was to build small fences that would prevent their senseless act of suicide. But she seemed to be the only person who cared to save the lemmings. Natalie also had a thorn in her side by the name of Trudy. No matter how calm Natalie tried to remain during the onslaught of Trudy's harassment Trudy would remain persistent in her meanness. Trudy plotted to get nice girl Natalie in trouble by setting a trap that could possibly destroy Natalie's good reputation and her bright future. It could also cause her family and friends to mistrust Natalie. Natalie was accused of a Bad Deed and would have to do penance for that deed. Which in actuality the deed was a creation of Trudy's. Then out of nowhere Natalie hits the limelight when her invention is accepted by her father's boss and hits the local stores. She is regaled by the school officials and her friends for her success of such a great accomplishment at such a young age. She becomes very popular with the media which causes her friends to shy away from her because she never has time to spend with them since she became a celebrity. Then her life began to fall apart. The media found out about the supposed BAD DEED! The media took off like a fire and it grew to even more horrendous false accusations. How has all of this affected her efforts to Save the Lemmings? Will anyone trust her again? Has she lost her friends? What can she do about all the slander against her? How will she redeem herself? In so many ways this is a great story. There are lesson to be learned in this story like bullying, perseverance, friendship, loyalty, trust and most importantly holding true to yourself. The author took a not so ordinary eighth grade girl that was true to herself in order to show our children how life can sometimes give us lemmings. Oh, I meant lemons that can be made into lemonade if only we can get past all the sour events in our life. Persevere!!! I highly recommend this book. Disclosure I received a free copy of this book from Featherweight Press for review. I was in no way compensated for this review. It is my own opinion.
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