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!


marie said...

And now I must break my latest rule about not buying any new books until I've read the old ones and haul butt to
Glad you're back.

Diane said...

This sounds great! Yes, I read Nancy too and all those other kid sleuths. (Trixie Beldon, anyone?) We also like the old Nancy Drew movies on TCM with Bonita Granville.

I missed you. Glad you are back!

Serena said...

Glad you enjoyed your blog fast with good reading ... and glad you're back!

Seeker said...

Oh no! A new must buy, must read! And just when I was doing so good on thinning out my library again! Oh, well! ;-)

Still have my mom's and cousins' complete collection of orginal Nancy Drew, Dana Girls, Trixie Beldon and Cherrie Ames plus a set of actress mysteries the name of which escapes me. So what is one more!

Barbara B. said...

Complete collection of the original Nancy Drew?! WOW, Seeker, that is so COOL!