Sunday, May 5, 2013
Save the Lemmings by Kai Strand
Save the Lemmings is a fun about a girl who invents a texty-talky. They take off big time. She is overwhelmed with all the attention from news reporters. Natalie then has false news stories made up about her.
Natalie besides inventing sees a story about saving the Lemmings and tries to get the word out about the Lemmings. No one wants to really save them they all just want to talk about her invention.
The story is fast paced. Kids can be nice and they can be cruel to each other. Natalie always tries to be nice. She does change a bit, but who does not change at that age. Natalie has to decide what to keep and what is not working for her.
The Save the Lemmings is not a real charity it just made up for the book.
I won the book from I am a Reader, Not a Writer blog.
Published August 10th 2012 by Featherweight Press 108 pages ISBN:1608207102
Description below taken off of Goodreads.
8th grade inventor, Natalie Isabelle Cailean Edwards is the N.I.C.E. girl who finishes last with the kids in school. Sappy inspirational phrases and monochromatic outfits have all but her best friends wrinkling their nose at her. When Natalie’s invention, the Texty-Talky, goes nationwide, she becomes an overnight sensation. Suddenly her days consist of photo shoots and interviews with little time left for her friends. A local reporter shatters her good-girl image by reporting a graffiti incident and the media launches into a smear campaign. It is so bad, even her friends start to believe the stories. Will Natalie be able to overcome the lies being printed about her?