Saturday, December 17, 2011

A Book and a Chat with Bonnie Doerr

It is always great to have a returning guest on the show to discuss what they have been doing since their last visit and also chat about a new book they have written. This is especially so when today’s guest in the form Bonnie Doerr had a debut book as popular as “Island Sting”.

When she visited before she kindly sent me a copy of Island Sting which fast became one of my daughters favorite reads. It would seem it became that with many teens/betweens as since the last show; “Island Sting” has been awarded the “Epic award for the best children’s E-book in 2011”.

Much as Island Sting was a fast paced, un-put-down-able adventure set in the Florida Keys, covering the environment but not in any form of science class sort of way. Touching on relationships, nature and life, Bonnie’s new book “Stake Out” looks like being another huge hit.

Returning characters Kenzie and her “possible” first crush Angelo return this time they are joined by fearless, wheelchair-bound Ana in another adventure when they discover somebody is stealing turtle eggs near her home in the Florida Keys. The story takes many twists and turns along the way, a perfect mystery, full of suspense, action, and drama.

Don’t just believe me, Flamingnet is a place where young readers write reviews on their favorite books, and here’s what one young reviewer said about “Stake Out”.

Reviewer Age:12
Reviewer City, State and Country: Rockford, Michigan U.S.A.

“After meeting Old Turtle at a New York aquarium, Kenzie vows to help the sea turtles at all costs. So when someone starts stealing turtle eggs near her new home in the Florida Keys, she s on the case! With the help of her dog, Salty, the KTC (Keys Teens Care), and friends Angelo and Ana, they try to track down the thief before he or she destroys every turtle nest on the beach. Could it be angry Anita, the meanest women on the beach? Or the mysterious Shalima and her skin care products? Or might it be someone who s supposed to be protecting the turtles in the first place? You ll have to read the book to find out.

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! This book is great for people who love mysteries and people who love the environment. I liked this book so much that I will read it again and lend it to all of my friends. I highly recommend reading Stake Out by Bonnie J. Doerr.

I for one totally agree with this young reviewer, “Stake Out” is a great follow up to “Island Sting” that people of all ages will enjoy

So listen now and share an interesting, and entertaining show as I chat with my special guest today on A Book and a Chat with Bonnie Doerr


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