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Andi Unexpected

Format: Hardcover

Availability: In stock

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The first in a new middle-grade mystery series, in Andi Unexpected, twelve-year-old Andi Boggs, discovers evidence of her forgotten namesake, a missing relative, which leads her into a family mystery rooted in the Great Depression.

After the sudden death of their parents in the jungles of Central America, twelve-year-old science geek Andora “Andi” Boggs and her diva teenaged sister, Bethany, move to rural Killdeer, Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty-something aunt. And while the timeworn house has been home to the Boggs family for generations, Andi feels far from at home. Exploring the attic in her grief, she discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree hidden in a Depression-era trunk. Despite the meddling of the citizens of Killdeer, Andi and her new friend, Colin Carter, are determined to find out who this first Andora was, how she vanished, and why no one in town wants to talk about her. As more and more unanswered questions pile up, Andi and Colin must decide who they can trust with their secrets and who is interested in Andora’s story for the wrong reasons.

Contributor(s) Amanda Flower
About the Contributor(s) 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 and

UPC 025986737016
ISBN-10 031073701X
ISBN-13 9780310737018
Release Date Sep 24, 2013
Weight (lbs) 0.6000
Height 8.3
Width 5.6
Length 224
Length Unit Pages
Publisher Zonderkidz
Price $10.99
Series An Andi Boggs Novel
Format Hardcover
Language English

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Andi Unexpected is the first in the series of Andi Boggs novels. (Hardcover, 215 pages.)

In Andi Unexpected, we meet Andi (Andora) Boggs who is now living with her aunt after the death of her parents. Andi discovers a trunk in her attic that leads her and her friend, Colin Carter, to begin investigating a town and family secret. I won't spoil anything here in my review, but things get interesting.

My daughter (age 11) enjoyed reading Andi Unexpected. She has already re-read it multiple times. When I asked her what she liked about the book, she said, "the mystery". She did say that it may be difficult to follow at times, but in general she would recommend it to both boys and girls in the 8-12 age range.

FTC Declaration: The publisher has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book or advanced reading copy. This does not change the fact that I will give my honest opinion in my reviews. (Posted on 11/12/2015)
Review by Cindy
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I enjoyed rejoining Andi and Bethany as they are settling into their new home with their aunt. It is kind of like catching up with old family. Andi and Colin are at their detecting fun again, sure that something is going on that isn't right at "Geek Camp." Learning all they can about the history behind some of the universities employee, point Andi and Colin in the right direction. This was a great story for kids, and for me too. 4 stars from this reviewer.
This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. (Posted on 1/25/2015)
Review by Jackie
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{I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.}

Andi Unexpected follows the story of two sisters as they deal with the loss of their parents. Andi, the younger sister, gets caught up in the mystery of her namesake - another Andora Boggs from the Great Depression - and the book mostly follows her on her adventures. There isn't as much discussion of God or church in this book as some other Zondervan offerings, but my 13 year old really liked it. She read it in one day! Another great one from Zondervan! (Posted on 6/20/2014)

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