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January 6, 2011

Island Sting

Title: Island Sting
Author:  Bonnie J. Doerr
Publisher: Leap Books
Release Date:  Jan 6, 2010
Received From:  Teen Book Scene
Kenzie didn't expect her first summer in the Florida Keys to be murder. Or cute guys, awesome boats, endangered species, and 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?

Island Sting includes notes on the endangered Florida Key Deer and the National Key Deer Refuge.

I don't really have a lot to say about this book except that it was a cute idea. I loved the idea especially with the world becoming so "green" Kenzie and Angelo were fun characters and I loved how Kenzie took over because that totally would have been me!

I think this book was nice because it was a fun way to introduce to kids that there are bad people who will do bad things, but showed that they could do something about it!


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