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
|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.
|Publish Date||Sep 16, 2014|
- Review by Sally
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)