When I was younger, I tried reading Nancy Drew mysteries. I tried a few times, actually. I tried different books in the series, during different seasons of the year, at a few different ages. No luck. So when I reached #62 on the Top 100 Children’s Books list, I was worried. I didn’t want to have a repeat of the times before that I tried to fall in love with these mysteries. Alas, the opposite came true. I read The Secret of the Old Clock in one sitting. With Twitter open to distract me and the beautiful sun shining outside my window, I still devoured this book in a matter of a few hours. Now if only I had time to continue reading the series. . . .
Any other Nancy Drew lovers out there? Feel free to leave your comments about the series, good and bad. I would love to hear from you, my readers!
The Secret of the Old Clock
by Carolyn Keene (pseudonym)
Originally published in 1959