Intrigue, Treachery, and Intrepid Teens
Finalist Green Earth Book Award
"A riveting read for younger readers and nature lovers." Midwest Book Review
"[Kenzie's] actions and reactions to events and circumstances throughout the story are very realistic for a girl of that age,
The secondary character of Ana is completely charming. I absolutely loved the way this girl is portrayed. She's strong and independent and won't allow anyone to do something for her that she can do herself. Ana is confined to a wheelchair, due to having spina bifida, but she doesn't let that stop her from doing anything the other kids do.
Salty, the dog, is her ever present companion and partner in crime. He's the best friend every kid wants.
As the mystery of who's stealing the turtle eggs progresses, we see the characters of the colorful island people emerge. The author does a fantastic job of painting a picture of the Florida Keys and what life there is like.
A perfect summer read for any young teenager, boy or girl, this is a series that will get them hooked and keep them reading." Long and Short Reviews
"Stake Out" is a riveting read for younger readers and nature lovers." Midwest Book Review
"This book is the perfect mystery. Full of suspense, action, and drama, Stake Out is one of the best mysteries I have ever read. It has just the right amount of family matters to balance out the plot, and the author paints such a vivid picture in my mind that I can almost smell the sea salt. The unexpected twists are just delightful." Flamingnet Young Adult Book Reviews!
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It was an ordinary field trip to the New York City aquarium. How could Kenzie
have predicted that a surreal encounter with an ancient sea turtle would propel
her into peril in the Florida
of nest robberies. Fearless, wheelchair-bound Ana and savvy, but troubled Angelo
assist Kenzie in an undercover operation that grows increasingly complicated and
treacherous. Problems compound as Kenzie fears losing her first romance, her
mother’s trust, and her own life.
(For ages 10 and up.)
Stakeout includes notes on sea turtle conservation
as well as on the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida
YALSA nominee 2011 Popular Paperback List.
"Island Sting is an exciting adventure, highly recommended." Midwest Book Review
"Action-packed...exciting...vivid descriptions of setting add to its appeal." Winston-Salem Journal
Crossover Charm Best Book List 2010 Winston-Salem Journal
Island Sting January 2010
Stakeout January 2011
Member author class of 2k10
Celebrating Green Teens