Flashback Friday #1

Flashback Friday is all about highlighting books from our reading pasts! Pick any book you’ve read, published at least five years ago, and write a blog post about why it’s so special to you. This meme is hosted by Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies and is actually on a hiatus, but I thought I should do it anyway!

The character that instilled my love for crime and mystery is the classic heroine of all, Nancy Drew.

When I was about 10-11, I was still reading A – Z Mysteries by Ron Roy and American Girl (they instilled my love for historical fiction) and I was looking for something different, something more grown up .

My cousin recommended I try Nancy Drew and I looked for it at the library. This book opened so many doors for me.

My first young adult book ever was one of the many classic Nancy Drew books. I’m not sure which one but I loved it very much.

I’ve loved Nancy ever since and even though the stories have become so predictable, they’ve earned a special place in my heart.

Honestly, with the new books, like Nancy Drew Diaries and Nancy Drew Girl Detective, I feel like the real Nancy has been changed and altered. I tried reading them, because well, who wouldn’t love the idea of a modern Nancy? 🤨 I mean, Nancy Drew Files, was actually not that bad and I liked them. However, Diaries and Girl Detective were not my thing at all. I really really hate do not like them. I felt like such an important book had been destroyed by what I though was a pretty crappy book in comparison.

I still love Nancy Drew mysteries, though, and would recommend it to anyone who likes mystery!

Random Fact:

The author of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins, was one of the writers on the 1990s children’s TV show Clarissa Explains It All.

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