Monday, June 4, 2007
do the drew
WWDD? If you grew up in the 60's, that's probably the question you ask yourself when you receive a perplexing letter or wonder as to the whereabouts of a missing pet. Yes, What Would Drew Do?!
I ran across a book which has been a kick to read during my blogfast: Confessions of a Teen Sleuth by Chelsea Cain. (No, I didn't read any deep theological work during the blogfast.) Confessions is a parody of the Nancy Drew mysteries and is pretty darn funny. According to the novel, Carolyn Keene was actually Nancy Drew's college roommate, and she wrote about Nancy's adventures in order to make herself famous. However, since Carolyn messed up lots of the facts, Nancy Drew decides to set the record straight.
Our beloved titian-haired heroine writes about her life from her teen years through adulthood. Find out the real scoop on Ned Nickerson! Bess! George! Hannah! ... and other teen sleuths like Frank & Joe Hardy and Cherry Ames (Nancy's "nemesis").
Cain does a great job of poking fun at all the characters. I love how Nancy, even as an adult, just can't get out of her teen sleuth mode.
Nancy (talking to Hannah): I couldn't go to Ned's office party. I had to rescue Ned Junior from the old well in the backyard.
Hannah: But how did he get in the well?
Nancy: I lowered him. We were playing 'rescue from the old well.'
Yep, that's about how I'd picture Nancy as a mom! Anywhoo, if you want a quick, entertaining, mindless read (and if you loved Nancy Drew as a child), I'd suggest you pick up this parody!