Title: The Secret of the Old Clock
(Nancy Drew Mystery Stories #1)
Author: Carolyn Keene
Genre: YA Mystery
Length: 180 pages
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap
Publish Date: 1930
So really this was just a trip down memory lane because I needed a quick read, and I haven’t read this book in SOOOOOO long. And since I can’t really say anything bad about Nancy Drew, I’m just gonna make a small review on this. Thanks, everyone!
Nancy Drew is an 18 year old daughter of a top notch lawyer and she loves to solve mysteries. This is the first mystery that she has solved alone, and she is known for being so kind and helpful to many people. It makes her well liked compared to some other characters in school. It may seem like the Drews are well off – I mean, Dad is a lawyer after all – and despite Nancy’s mom having passed away years ago, they have a loving nanny Hannah that is truly a part of the family.
So basically Nancy is driving along and this moving van almost runs over this little girl that ran out into the street and then she falls over the bridge. Like, hello little girl?! What are you doing running out into the street alone, omg.
And so of course Nancy saves her and takes her home and then the girl’s aunts starting telling their life story and Nancy wants to help.
So Nancy is a nosy girl with a good heart, basically.
Nancy is a sweetheart. And she had very good deductive skills and I think she would make a good private detective or something. Then she could help her dad with his cases and they can be this awesome father/daughter duo.
Also the ending was great.
I get that this was written way before my time, but there were some things in here that an 18 year old would never say or think. That’s just me. Maybe I’ll find a quote for you guys but I didn’t take notes while I was speed reading through this.
That was it really. But that’s not a fault, just something I didn’t like.
This was fun to read. I wonder if I’ll ever get through the first 50 books. Or 56? That’s debatable.
Also, can I be a detective too?
3 thoughts on “The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene”
Fun reread and review. Makes me nostalgic for Nancy Drew!
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Thanks, Sarah! I know I didn’t go deep into it but it was fun to write about it for the first time 🙂 I hope you get to read it again sometime soon 🙂
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