Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Andi Unexpected- Agatha Award Nominee!

By Andi Boggs from Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower

I can’t believe it! My biography, Andi Unexpected, written by Amanda Flower has been nominated for an Agatha award for best children’s/YA mystery! I’m totally shocked. How can a story about me get that much attention? Maybe it did because it’s not really about me at all but about the first Andora.

Why is she the first? Because Andora is my name too—at least that’s what it says on my birth certificate but no one calls me that—but I didn’t know its significance in my family’s history until my older sister Bethany I moved in with our aunt Amelie. Amelie lives in a house that has been in the Boggs family for four generations, and while cleaning out the attic with my new neighbor Colin Carter, I discovered proof that there was another Andora in our family tree born during the Great Depression. One problem… she disappeared when she was a baby! No one knew where she went or what happened to her. Colin and I made it our mission to find out. And we did, but you have read the book to find out how and the truth about Andora. It’s an exciting story because Colin and I aren’t the only ones searching for the truth about Andora…

Thanks to everyone who nominated the book! I’m so excited to have my biography to be among so many great mysteries for kids. I'm excited too about the Agatha banquet. Amanda is too although she is nervous about finding the perfect outfit. If it were me, I would just wear one of my science camp tees and jeans, but Amanda said she has to dress like a grown up. I’m sure glad I’m not a grown up yet.

Andi Unexpected, Amanda’s first children’s mystery, is now an Agatha award nominee. Thank you to all who nominated the book!
"In the upstanding tradition of Nancy Drew and Harriet the Spy, Andi is spunky and unafraid to take risks, though she draws the line when Colin’s life is threatened. Flower, an accomplished adult mystery author, offers here her first work for children, but not her last—sequels are on the way." -Booklist
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