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Save the Lemmings

4.3 of 5 stars 4.30  ·  rating details  ·  20 ratings  ·  12 reviews
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 int ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published August 10th 2012 by Featherweight Press
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Dellani Oakes
Save the Lemmings by Kai Strand is a wonderful young readers book about a teenage inventor, Natalie. She's not exactly a social misfit, but Natalie lives in her own well pressed, pastel and pleated world. She's very bright and loves to tinker around and invent things. She's been working on a special item, the Texty-Talky. The device is an overnight sensation.

Suddenly, Natalie finds her life spinning out of control. Everyone wants interviews, commercials and a piece of the multi-million pie. All
Beverly McClure
Do you know someone who is always cheery and smiley and greets you with a happy saying? Does this person make you want to hide every time you see them approaching you? Does their positive outlook on life inspire you? Or does it make you want to snap back at them “Why are you always so upbeat, huh?”

In SAVE THE LEMMINGS, Author Kai Strand’s latest novel for middle grade readers, we meet 12-year-old Natalie Isabelle Cailean Edwards who always has a snappy saying and a huge smile for her friends, te
Wayne S.
How would you react if you were accused of inventing something by talking to aliens while on drugs? Twelve-year-old Natalie Isabelle Cailean Edwards is an eighth-grade student at Carver Middle School in Hobokins, WI. With the encouragement of her best friends, Sandra, Tamilla, and Jayne, she invents a device known as a Texty-Talky. While trying to help Natalie find a “laminate” for the device, Jayne mistakenly types in “lemminate” for a computer search and brings up a website “Save the Lemmings ...more
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Natalie Edwards is known as a NICE girl in her school. Natalie is also a young inventor. Her life changes forever when her latest invention, the Texty-Talky, is a national sensation. Natalie travels all around the country doing radio interviews, talk shows, and photo shoots. Her fame starts to get to her friends Soon even her closest friends are ignoring her. The bad part is, Natalie doesn’t even know why they are mad. A reporter decides to crush her reputation as the NICE girl when he reports a ...more
Lynn  Davidson
I enjoyed this little book. First of all, it is just the right size for the young audience it targets, so is a rather short but good read. Secondly, the author worked her magic into creating believable characters of varying personalities to whom young readers can relate.

Save The Lemmings, by Kai Strand, delves into the interests and conflicts of a girl in her nearly-teen life. The star of her book is Natalie, a twelve-year-old in grade eight. She is smart, a young inventor, and not the trendiest
Patricia Kemp Blackmon
Eighth grader, Natalie Edwards spent much of her time with her three best friends Jayne, Sandra and Tamilla. Natalie had a lab at home where she worked on an invention that her and her friends swapped ideas and solutions to create a model and hopefully submit it her father's boss. They had decided to call the product Texty-Talky.

Natalie was also interested in the cause SAVING THE LEMMINGS. Which is a little rodent in the Arctic that would in large numbers, during their migration, throw themselve
Paula  Phillips
Save the Lemmings is the perfect tween read as it takes place in a Middle school - Eighth grade to be precise. Natalie , is the super nice girl. The one who is always cheery, never gets into trouble, always dressed to the nines and even has these quirky sayings that she pops along with throughout the novel. Save the Lemmings follows Natalie through the creation of her invention - the Texty-Talk . At 12yrs old , she finally has the invention sold to her Dad's company but as she becomes famous and ...more

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 al
Darlene Foster
Save the Lemmings is a fun read. The main character, Natalie, is a twelve year old Midwestern girl who is part Pollyanna and part Nancy Drew. She seems almost too nice and perfect to be real, but when she becomes famous for one of her inventions; her life takes a turn - for the worse. All the young people in the story are described well. The author certainly knows this age group. I especially like tough girl, Trudy. Natalie is almost annoying with her super cheerfulness and matching outfits, but ...more
Medeia Sharif
Natalie is a twelve-year-old inventor. Her latest invention, the Texty-Talky, becomes a sensation and she’s famous. With fame comes twisted lies about stealing ideas from aliens, drug use, and vandalism. Dealing with mean girls and rabid reporters isn’t easy, and things will become worse if her friends drift from her. This is an adorable MG book with a spirited, positive, likeable main character who deals with the conflict of being thrown into the spotlight.
This is a quick read that Tweens will enjoy. Natalie is a likeable, quirky character who must face the perils of her new found fame (the tabloid stories were great!) Her ability to bring some good out of a bad situation is a nice message--and who wouldn't want to Save the Lemmings!
I liked this book. I think it's a good book for a young reader, but maybe not for a adult reader who like to read young adult books.
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Kai Strand writes fiction for kids and teens. She was born and raised in the mid-west, where she inherited a wholesome outlook on life. She lived in California long enough to find a husband and have four kids. Now they live in Central Oregon, which boasts the bluest sky you'll ever see and miles of hiking trails to enjoy it from.

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