Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nancy Drew

Lately I've been reading some of the original Nancy Drew mysteries, the ones updated in the early 1980s. I don't remember any of the plots from reading them as a kid, but I miss Nancy's roadster, which has been replaced by a blue convertible.  The cover art is a bit irritating because the text says Nancy has "titian" hair and the artist apparently didn't know that word means auburn, not blonde. 
The mysteries are full of unbelievable coincidences and Nancy frequently does things like breaking and entering that should get her arrested, but I'm enjoying them a lot anyway. They are both exciting and comforting because, of course, I always know Nancy will solve all the problems. It's easy to see why kids are still reading these books, even this many years after they were written.


Donna J. Shepherd said...

Oh, I spent hours and hours reading Nancy Drew, and the Hardy Boys, too. Good times.

Mayra Calvani said...

I bought my daughter the first six novels. I haven't read them yet though. I do have the original series in DVD. Love them.