A twelve-year-old girl morning the loss of her parents discovers a mysterious trunk in her attic bedroom, spurring her to investigate a dark family secret the whole town hides. That’s the hook behind Andi Unexpected (An Andi Boggs Novel), by Amanda Flower.
Andi Unexpected is published by Zonderkids, but would be appropriate for children of any religious background. It is very “clean” without being in any way preachy. It could float around a public school classroom without any parents complaining.
I really appreciated the quietness of this story. It’s a good old fashioned mystery set in rural Ohio. There was no gigantic concept; no gimmick.
Andi and Colin are refreshingly uninterested in Xbox or Mindcraft. For that reason (I think) it took my eight-year-old a little bit longer to engage in the plot, but he did agree with me that “this is a good book”.
P.S. I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest opinions and reviews.