Jun 23, 2010

Review | Island Sting by Bonnie J. Doerr

Kenzie Ryan's New York know-how and private girls' academy education prove useless in the middle of an island wildlife refuge.

Upon arrival in the exotic Florida Keys, she is thrown into the midst of an ecological mystery involving the endangered Florida Key deer. How can she navigate this upside down world? A world deftly maneuvered by Angelo--island native and nerve-wracking hunk. The two team up to accomplish what perplexes law enforcement, but Angelo exposes Kenzie's insecurities, as well as her inexperience with nature and the opposite sex.

Danger and disagreement follow the pair wherever they go. Enamored with Angelo and his local savvy, Kenzie hopes to secure his loyal friendship. But how can she win Angelo's trust when what she must tell him will crush his ego?

Thoughts: I wasn't aware that this was a middle grade book when I signed up for the tour, but it just so happened to be and I am happy to say I enjoyed it. It was an quick read, full of mystery and adventure that had me turning page after page until I was done with it.

The characters were interesting and fun, I liked them a lot because of their unique personalities. The story was interesting and different to anything I'd ever read regarding the environment, poachers and animals in general.

Since it's such a short book, it is easy to get into it and finish it off quickly. The story is fast-paced, and with so many things happening, it really makes it hard to put down. I was actually surprised at how much I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any middle grade book lovers. This is a fun and light book to read and enjoy.
This book was provided for review by Other Shelf Tours.


  1. I have never seen this book till now. Thanks for reviewing it :)

  2. Sounds like a fun short story. I adore short books during my trainrides. :) Great review.