Book Description: Twelve-year-old Andora 'Andi' Boggs and her fourteen-year-old sister Bethany move to rural Ohio to live with their eccentric twenty-something aunt after the sudden death of their parents. While dealing with her grief, Andi discovers proof of another Andora Boggs in the family tree whose existence was hidden in a Depression-era trunk in the attic. With help from her new friend and neighbor, Colin Carter, Andi is determined to find out who this first Andora was and what happened to her.
My Thoughts: Andora "Andi" Boggs and her sister are left as orphans when their parents are killed in a plane crash. Now, the girls are left in the care of their aunt, Amelia. Amelia is only in her twenties and not parent material…but for all of her quirks and mess ups she does a fairly good job with the girls.
This is a "fun" mystery. I enjoy Amanda Flower's easy way with words. This story has a flair that stems from the "early days" when kids could roam freely from one place to another without fear of predators. So, with this in mind Andi and her neighbor, Colin, find a trunk with "leadings" to the first Andora.
As an adult I liked this mystery so I think that most 9 -12 year olds (maybe even some early teens) would enjoy this clean mystery. And it's such a nice hardback book - great for gift giving!