Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Andi Under Pressure

When I got this book, I was excited. This is the second book in the series and I enjoy the main character named Andi. I think she is a believable character for both boys and girls because Andi is not all girly girly. She is what our generation would call a tomboy and her best friend is a boy. 
When I started reading the first chapter, I was a little lost. It seemed to jump in the middle of camp and in my mind, I was scrambling to remember who was who in the book. For all those families who have children, try to read the first book first. I'm drawing a blank as to the title of the first book, but I think it's called: Andi Unexpected or something along those lines. You can Google it if you want. Here is a real synopsis to what the book is really about:

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 liked that the book really gives characters a real feel. Children from ages 7-11 will like that they know how the characters feel and if you have a vivid reader at home, they can probably imagine themselves in the plot of the book. That's how I felt when I read the book. 

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