Thursday, April 14, 2011

Review: Nancy Drew- The Secret of the Old Clock- Carolyn Keen

When I was a little girl I adored reading the Nancy Drew novels. I read all of the old classics when I was in the 4th grade. I devoured them like BBQ potato chips. One after the other. I was obsessed with them. I remember being in class and rather than doing math I just had to read what Nancy was doing and how she was going to solve her next mystery. She was a heroine that was a good influence on young girls. I decided to give Nancy a try again now that I'm and adult.

In this book Nancy meets a family who have hit hard times. They tell Nancy how old man Crowley had promised to put them in his will but after his death there were no signs of a new will. His old will stated that a very nasty family the Topham's were to get all of his money. After some investigation Nancy finds out that th newer will is hidden inside of an old clock. Nancy eventually is kidnapped by some burglars. (spoiler but come on really you can figure out what will happen). Of course Nancy ends up finding the clock and the Hoover sisters inherent the much needed money. 

Sadly I have to admit I didn't enjoy this book. It was well very predictable and kind of hard to get through. I'm honestly surprised that younger me could so easily devour these books. Perhaps the other books are better and easier to get through. I had to struggle to get through what really is a very short book. Ah well I'm not giving up on Nancy I may just have to find a later written one. I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.


Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I loved Nancy Drew growing up as well. I don't remember this particular book. I would certainly be interested in your take of another one in the series (if you decide to review another). I sometimes wonder about my taste as a child and my taste as an adult. It is a great experiment.

carolsnotebook said...

I loved Nancey Drew when I was a kid. I still like them, but it's more nostalgia now.

Anja Kasap said...

Hi, just stopped by to share some Hufflepuff pep talk and saw this review - I just reviewed a Nancy Drew book too! I also loved them as a kid and they definitely are not great works of literature by any means, and they seem silly now, but I also think of them as nostalgia trips.