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Tiger Beetle at Kendallwood (Norma Jean Lutz Classic Collection) (Volume 2) Paperback – July 31, 2014
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About the author: Norma Jean Lutz's writing career began when she enrolled in a writing correspondence course. Since then, she has had over 250 short stories and articles published in both secular and Christian publications. The full-time writer is also the author of over 50 published books under her own name and many ghostwritten books. Her books have been favorably reviewed in Affair de Coeur, Coffee Time Romance, Romance Reader at Heart, and The Romance Studio magazines, and her short fiction has garnered a number of first prizes in local writing contests. Norma Jean is the founder of the Professionalism In Writing School, which was held annually in Tulsa for fourteen years. This writers' conference, which closed its doors in 1996, gave many writers their start in the publishing world. A gifted teacher, Norma Jean has taught a variety of writing courses at local colleges and community schools, and is a frequent speaker at writers' seminars around the country. For eight years, she taught on staff for the Institute of Children's Literature. She has served as artist-in-residence at grade schools, and for two years taught a staff development workshop for language arts teachers in schools in Northeastern Oklahoma. As co-host for the Tulsa KNYD Road Show, she shared the microphone with Kim Spence to present the Road Show Book Club, a feature presented by the station for more than a year. She has also appeared in numerous interviews on KDOR-TV. Presently (in addition to her own writing endeavors) Norma Jean is actively reaching out to other writers via the Internet and social media
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Tiger Beetle at Kendallwood is an e-book reissue of Norma Jean Lutz’s young adult romance novel, the second in a series being put out in e-book format. It follows the developing relationship between Marcy and Spence, two outcasts in a society that demands conformity. It could have been proofread better, especially in the earlier chapters, but was an entertaining read.
I received a free copy of this book.
By Norma Jean Lutz
The perfect book for a teenager in high school.
The characters were well developed and easy to follow. The plot held my interest from start to finish. If there was a sequel, I’d want to read it as I’d like to know more about Kendalwood but I’d want the same characters to still be a part of this second book.
The sisters, Marcy and Cissy were you’re typical teenaged girls and in competition with one another but in a sisterly way. The old adage, only I can do that to my sister but you’d better respect her. We went from cheerleading for the football team that Spence Caldwell, the nephew of the owners of Kendalwood, was the star player on, to a scientific minded sister who enjoyed collecting and showing bugs, etc.
The plot is interesting, the story fast paced and enjoyable to read. A book I’d recommend to any teen looking for a quick read that would also hold their interest.
There’s a little twist at the end of the book that made me laugh at myself, for I had the ending all figured out in my mind only to have it totally flip-flop around.
A good weekend read, one that you can pick up and lay back down and come back to remembering exactly where you were in the story.
It would also be suited to a Saturday afternoon of sitting outside and reading the entire book in that one sitting.