October 26, 2015 by tahenryauthoress
I know, I know. But I was standing in the kids series section with my son helping him pick out some Star Wars and Scooby Doo books and there at eye level was a whole ton of the original Nancy Drew books. I couldn’t help myself.
If you’ve read one Nancy Drew, you’ve read them all. Really, you have.
This one is no different. Nancy is solving a case of epic proportions with her besties George and Bess. They always wear white. They always fall into mud. They always get caught and have to be rescued. They always have too much money and time on their hands. Nancy decides her dad is going to buy a house on an island in Florida at the drop of a hat, and he does.
I love the little throw backs though. Like “the base was filled with European and Asiatic visitors, Kennedy Space Center was important to the whole world.” LOL. Oh mi god. The things wrong with that sentence. Or when they gloss over the science and call the bad guy’s weapon a “beamer.” Somehow it’s powerful enough to destroy the space shuttle from miles away, run on power from a residential neighborhood. LOL. Beamer. LOL. Oh, oh, oh, and the bad guy built a room almost completely covered in a pool of boiling water to throw trespassers in. Seriously? Luckily there was a 6 inch rim around the pool for Nancy and Ned to stand on until help arrived. ROFL.
℘℘℘℘℘ – Technically this book is a five pager as I read it in one sitting, less than 200 pages. And I do love Nancy Drew because I find them funny. But I can’t really recommend them to other people. Either you love Nancy from childhood or you will throw the book at my head if I recommend it to you. And since I just flew home with my hubby and kiddo, please, my head can’t handle any projectiles today.