Title: The Bungalow MysteryNancy Drew #3 - The Bungalow Mystery
Author: Carolyn Keene
Pages: 180
Recommended Ages: 9-12
Star Rating: ★★★★

Nancy Drew reporting for duty!

The Story.

Nancy Drew was out on Twin Lakes with her friend, Helen Corning, when it happened – a squall arose which threatened to tip them over and drown them! Thankfully, another girl was out boating and heard their cries for help. Upon rescuing them, she introduced herself as Laura Pendleton and the three became fast friends.

But all is not right with Laura – her mother died and left her in the care of a couple whom she apparently trusted, but who strike Nancy as uncaring and money-hungry. But why would Laura’s mother put Laura in the guardianship of bad people?

Discussion.

This was only my second encounter with Nancy Drew, but it confirmed the positive impression I had of her in my first. Nancy dashes around and makes her own decisions, but she consults often with her dad and he encourages her in her sleuthing activities. She operates with practical independence, but it is not a platform or soap box of hers. Also, when she hears that her housekeeper, Mrs. Gruen has suffered an injury, she cuts her vacation short to go home and take care of her.

And can I say how much I ADORE Nancy’s clothes?!?

Conclusion. A good story – children will love it!

Review © 2014 Laura Verret

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