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Andi Unexpected

Written by Amanda Flower
Published by Zonderkidz
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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.

What Kind of Book is Andi Unexpected

What Should I Know As a Parent

Families are unique and have different expectations for the books they choose to read. The following is a list of concepts included in this book that some parents may wish to seek out or avoid.

Presence of Death: *Andi Unexpected* starts on the premise of Andi's parents having recently died in a plane crash.
Serious Subject Matter: Andi discovers that her great-aunt, Andora, was given to a factory owner and his wife, who lost their own child, during the Great Depression so Andora’s father could keep his factory job and receive an education to provide for his family.

Note that this list is not exhaustive and there may be concepts in this book that are not included or have been insufficiently or incorrectly detailed here.

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Consider talking with your child about the history of their own name and the hardships of the Depression.

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B is for Bookworm
Book-loving mommy-to-be! Recently enjoyed The Hobbit, Becoming, and The Marvelous Magic of Miss Mabel.
5.0 / 7.0

This story shows how grief is manifested in different ways, but how the two sisters and their guardian bonded together and strengthened one another in their difficult times. I also loved that the mystery was about Andi’s family history and linked to the great depression, both of which are great topics for readers to learn about. I loved following along in their sleuthing and detective efforts to figure out the answer to their mystery. :)

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Who Wrote Andi Unexpected

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

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Amanda Flower's Book Dedication

For my brother, Andy

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January 1, 2013
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