Monday, January 25, 2010

YA Melting Pot Monday (10)

Island Sting
by Bonnie J. Doer
Release date: 01/06/10

Kenzie didn’t expect her first summer in the Florida Keys to be murder. Cute guys, awesome boats, endangered species, gun-toting thugs...

When city girl Kenzie Ryan moves to a Florida wildlife refuge, she plunges straight into an eco-mystery. Kenzie trades New York streets for Keys pollution cleanup, and now, instead of hailing cabs, she’s tracking down a poacher of endangered Key deer.

Her new home does have some benefits—mainly Angelo, an island native, who teams up with her to nab the culprit.

But will they both survive when the killer turns from stalking deer to hunting humans?

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Bonnie J. Doerr has always played with words, ideas, and nature. To be separated from nature—to be containerized—would slowly suck the breath from her. For years this therapeutic pursuit manifested itself in poetry. In recent years her play resulted in stories and novels for young adults. A lifetime educator, she has taught students from kindergarten to college in eight states. Degrees in reading education, combined with a brief post as a science teacher, led her to write ecological mysteries.
Years of teaching and living in the Florida Keys provided irresistible material. Her novels celebrate caring, involved, “green” teens who take action with attitude and a touch of romance. Her children’s book Kenzie’s Key was honored by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) with a grant for its use in environmental education. Her work has been included in Milkweed Editions literary field guides. When not at home with her heart in the Florida Keys, she lives in a log cabin in North Carolina.

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*The book summary and author information are from Leap Books.  Be sure to stop by their blog and enter the ISLAND STING giveawayYou could win a key pendant necklace or some adorable charms


Becky said...

Ooh this sounds rather unusual.

Juju at Tales of said...

Oooo sounds good. I'm a Florida girl so I love Florida books :)

Juju at Tales of said...

You always find the coolest books. *high five*

Alyssa Kirk @ Teens Read and Write said...

Very cute book. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds fun!

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