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Andi Under Pressure

Andi Under Pressure
$10.99
Format: Hardcover

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Quick Overview:

In Andi Under Pressure, Andi Boggs and friend Colin Carter attend a prestigious science camp, but when a series of pranks get out of hand on the university campus, Andi and Colin must unravel the secrets behind the chemistry department’s dark past before danger closes the camp for good.
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Twelve-year-old Andora ‘Andi’ Boggs and her new best friend Colin Carter couldn’t be more excited to attend the prestigious science camp at the local university in Killdeer, Ohio. Unfortunately, Discovery Camp’s curriculum appears to include much more than just chemistry and biology. From day one, the university is plagued by a series of pranks—missing markers, loose crickets, and stolen scales. Campus security blames the mysterious janitor Polk, but even though Andi agrees he’s acting suspicious, she can’t believe the gentle old man would do anything illegal. Then one prank goes too far and their chemistry professor is injured by an explosion in the lab, upping the stakes of the investigation. Andi and Colin must unravel the secrets behind the chemistry department and Polk’s dark past before danger closes the camp for good.

Praise for the series:

2013 Agatha Award Nominee

“In the upstanding tradition of Nancy Drew and Harriet the Spy, Andi is spunky and unafraid to take risks” – Booklist

“A fun little detective story with some simple life lessons.” – Kirkus Reviews

“Flower creates a cast of memorable characters and a colorful, historically detailed setting.” – Publishers Weekly

Contributor Amanda Flower
Short Bio 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.

UPC 025986737023
ISBN-10 0310737028
ISBN-13 9780310737025
Publish Date Sep 16, 2014
Weight 0.5000
Length 176.00
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $10.99
Format Hardcover
Language English

Customer Reviews

Review by The IE Mommy
Overall Rating
The Andi Boggs series remind me a lot of the popular Nancy Drew books from when I was a kid. They are fun mysteries but tween style! I also gave this to my nine year old niece to read and review. She said that she was confused at first. I think that's normal for mysteries as the story is lain out and the mystery begins to unfold. Andi Under Pressure is also a book in a series so she wasn't familiar with the characters or premise.

While I find these types of books are often harder to get into; they are usually the ones you have a hard time putting down.

Andi is also twelve years old and so this book might be better suited for those closer to her age. Just a few years among readers can make a huge difference so it's important to get the age group right.

I like that these mysteries involve things like pranks and stolen items because they are age appropriate mysteries and not anything that will scare young readers like the murder mysteries I read! Andi is quite the little detective and figures out clues along the way. The fact that she was at science camp brought me back to that age and time in my life and I remember well the thoughts and feelings of girls this age!

Andi Under Pressure is a cute mystery that would be perfect for young girls in middle school who enjoy a good mystery! (Posted on 11/12/14)
Review by Lynda
Overall Rating
As I've mentioned a time or two . . . or three or more . . . as a child, I always received books for Christmas and my birthday. As a mom, I carried on this tradition and always gave my children a book or two on their birthdays and for Christmas. So, now as a grandma, one thing my grandsons can count on receiving on their birthdays and for Christmas are books!

Andi Under Pressure
Author - Amanda Flower
Publisher - Zonderkidz
Ages - 8-12

Favorite Features -
Great stories children will enjoy with characters and solid messages grandparents/and parents will appreciate.
Excellent storylines - will capture the attention of children and keep them reading to find out what happens next!
As mentioned, solid messages about getting along and making wise choices.
Zonderkidz has this to say about Andi Under Pressure, "Twelve-year-old Andora ‘Andi’ Boggs and her new best friend Colin Carter couldn’t be more excited to attend the prestigious science camp at the local university in Killdeer, Ohio. Unfortunately, Discovery Camp’s curriculum appears to include much more than just chemistry and biology. From day one, the university is plagued by a series of pranks—missing markers, loose crickets, and stolen scales. Campus security blames the mysterious janitor Polk, but even though Andi agrees he’s acting suspicious, she can’t believe the gentle old man would do anything illegal. Then one prank goes too far and their chemistry professor is injured by an explosion in the lab, upping the stakes of the investigation. Andi and Colin must unravel the secrets behind the chemistry department and Polk’s dark past before danger closes the camp for good."

I found Andi Under Pressure to be a series I would have enjoyed as a young reader. It is a fun, modern, "Nancy Drew-type story/character", but updated for children today. I think young girls will identify with Andi and the struggles and challenges she faces with going to middle school and will enjoy the mystery and how she solves it. I like how the story encourages young girls to investigate and excel in science and the other characters and setting are all believable. I'm also very happy to see how solid messages are woven into the mystery/story - in this case to not judge others on their looks, be kind to others and making wise choices. The Andi Boggs Novels I've read thus far are excellent; I hope to see more in this series! (Zonderkidz sent this book to me in exchange for me writing my opinion of it.) (Posted on 10/27/14)
Review by Jalynn
Overall Rating
About the Book:

Twelve-year-old Andora 'Andi' Boggs and her new best friend Colin Carter couldn't be more excited to attend the prestigious science camp at the local university in Killdeer, Ohio. Unfortunately, Discovery Camp's curriculum appears to include much more than just chemistry and biology. From day one, the university is plagued by a series of pranks---missing markers, loose crickets, and stolen scales. Campus security blames the mysterious janitor Polk, but even though Andi agrees he's acting suspicious, she can't believe the gentle old man would do anything illegal. Then one prank goes too far and their chemistry professor is injured by an explosion in the lab, upping the stakes of the investigation. Andi and Colin must unravel the secrets behind the chemistry department and Polk's dark past before danger closes the camp for good.



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.



My Review:

Attending a Science camp--Discovery Camp, was suppose to be fun but Andi and Colin find themselves, once again on an investigation. Due to missing markers, loose crickets, and a stolen scale security at the camp is kicked in to high gear. Andi and Colin start to search for any clues that would lead them to anything behind these very mysterious pranks. But after the chemistry professor is injured due to an explosion in the lab, the security team tries to blame Polk, the janitor. As every explanation that they could come up with seems to go up in smoke, the two investigators find themselves in a pickle as to what to do now.

As the two-man investigation team start digging deep for clues, there are threats of the camp being shut down for good. Andi and Colin make a race against the clock to find the real culprit so that poor Polk can be cleared of any wrong doing. Andi Under Pressure, is recommended for middle school children and is part of a series that is well worth a look, here is a link to learn more.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the Z Blog Squad. (Posted on 10/25/14)
Review by Sally
Overall Rating
Andora (Andi) Boggs a 12-year-old and her new best friend, Colin Carter is excited to be chosen to attend science camp at a local university in Killdeer, Ohio.

From the first day weird things are happening, like missing markers, stolen scales and crickets being let loose, but things go too far when the chemistry professor is injured in an explosion in the lab. Campus security thinks janitor Polk is responsible because he is a little weird, but Andi is not so sure. Being weird doesn’t mean you are guilty so she and Colin try to unravel the mystery before the danger ends camp for good.

Love, love, loved this book. It was filled with twists and turns that made it fun to keep turning the pages to find out what would happen next and how Andi and Colin would deal with it. What a great modern-day Nancy Drewish book for Tweens. Being a Fan of Nancy Drew when I was a few years younger, this is a perfect series for anyone who wants to introduce their child to a good clean mystery series that portrays positive goals, honesty and integrity.

I can’t wait to introduce my grandchild to the Andi series. I think she’s going to love it as much as I loved reading it.

Although this is the first Amanda Flower book I have read and reviewed, it definitely won’t be my last one.

Disclosure: I was given a copy of this Book by the publisher, ZonderKidz, for an honest review. I was not required to write a favorable review nor was I compensated for my review. The opinions in this review are my own.
(Posted on 10/16/14)

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