Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Book Review - Save the Lemmings by Kai Strand

Title:                            Save the Lemmings
Written by:                  Kai Strand
Pages:                          107
Publisher:                    Featherweight Publishing
ISBN:                          9781608207102
Published:                   August 2012

Twelve-year-old Natalie Isabelle Cailean Edwards exerts creativity and integrity that puts most adults to shame. Determined to make her mark on the world through her Texty Talky invention and “saving” the lemmings, Natalie learns from her success and failures how to navigate the ever changing landscape of false perceptions and truth. The adolescent years are difficult enough, but when her sudden fame comes rushing in with the national success of the Texty Talky’s friendships are tested and jealousy rears its ugly head heightening the out lash from the school bully.

False accusations toward Natalie’s good girl image come into question. What can she do to set the record straight without making matters worse? Will her honesty and her positive attitude prevail? Journey along with Natalie to learn if she musters the strength to overcome.

Kai Strand brings forth a wholesome adventure of a young inventor and her adversity to overcome negative perceptions and jealously from others will have the reader cheering for Natalie from the onset.

About the author: Kai Strand writes fiction for children and young adults. Her debut title, THE WEAVER was a finalist in the 2012 EPIC eBook Awards. Her second title, THE WISHING WELL: Another Weaver Tale, is set in the same fictional storytelling village as THE WEAVER. Her middle grade title, SAVE THE LEMMINGS! is contemporary fiction, which surprised even her. Still to come, KING of BAD, is a young adult super villain novel and will be released in 2013. She has several short stories published. Links to current and upcoming short stories can be found on her website. You can also find book related downloads and more information about Kai and her writing at www.kaistrand.com.


Best wishes,
Donna M. McDine
Award-winning Children's Author
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~ Literary Classics Silver Award and Seal of Approval Recipient and Dan Poynter's Global e-Book Awards Finalist


  1. Kai,

    Your book is a refreshing change from the "norm" of middle grade novels. Well done!

    Best regards,

  2. Thank you for the wonderful review. I love when readers really understand the message in the book. I really appreciate the time you put into this, Donna!

  3. Great review, Donna! Sounds like a wonderful book.

    Melissa Abramovitz

  4. Super review of Save the Lemmings, Donna. Looking forward to reading it Kai. I love the concept.

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  5. Thanks for the wonderful review Donna. Sounds like another great one Kai!

  6. Hi Donna and Kai, Good review! I love it when teens learn to solve their own problems. Good life lessons.

  7. I love the title of this book, Kai, and it sounds great! I know young readers are going to love the adventure. Thanks for sharing, Donna.


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