Nancy Drew Readers

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India
December 20, 2006 7:46am CST
IN 1930, an American heroine was born. A teenage detective named Nancy Drew. In the nearly seven decades that have since passed, Nancy has matured from sixteen to eighteen years old while solving over 350 mysteries.For many of her readers, Nancy Drew could achieve it all.Living in River Heights with her lawyer father, Nancy Drew was wealthy yet not afraid to get her hands dirty. She could solve any mystery in 180 pages, with pluck, determination, and sharp wits.
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• United States
29 Jan 07
I have also always loved Nancy Drew, and I am now currently collecting the very very old editions of the books, back from the '30s and '40s. Preferably pre-WWII. They are pretty expensive but lots of times you can get pretty lucky finding them for affordable prices on ebay! And in case you didn't know, the earlier books are very different from the newer ones. They all almost got completely re written in the '50s because it was decided that the older ones were racist and old fashioned. But if you can get hold of an older one, you should read it! In my opinion they were much better written back then. And longer, too. They were usually over 200 pages. The illustrations were also a lot more detailed and were on glossy paper.
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• Philippines
29 Jun 09
I wish I could read Nancy Drew series all over again. When I was in High School, I enjoyed spending time in our school library reading Nancy's books and borrowing them to take home. We could not afford to buy a copy back then but I was kinda glad that I would have all the books all to myself because I was the only one in school who took interest in reading it. But I was wrong because it was rather a sad that it only showed that back then my contemporaries in school didn't love reading. It's only now that I realize that. Now, as much as possible, I would try taking Nancy Drew and Hardy Boy's home for my daughters to read.
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
I got hooked to Nancy Drew when I was in elementary through high school. I would even read in bed even in dim light. I could not part from one mystery book until I have read everything in it. I can even still remember some of the characters there even though it's been years since I haven't read one. There was Ned, Nancy's boyfriend, which I fancy to be so handsome. I even got scolded by my teacher one time when while she was discussing something in class she caught me reading a Nancy Drew book. While reading,I felt like I was Nancy Drew myself.
• India
25 Jan 07
My father used to get me the books in my vacations. I loved nancy drew's books that i used to finish it in one or two days like that i managed to read all the adventures.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 07
I first started reading Nancy Drew when I was in 6th grade.. I wasnt able to finish reading the whole series, thats why I dream of buying the complete set for my collection.. I was able to read some of the new Nancy Drew mysteries which was on paperback when I was in high school.. and my favorite was the one where she teamed up with the Hardy Boys..
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@id62000 (207)
• India
2 Feb 07
Sixteen? There are works of her when she was ten or something - Nancy Drew Notebooks. But i've read only from when she was eighteen (her first mystery in the series) and of course ND Notebooks...they're really cute in a way. And yes, even now i read ND mystries, especially the latest ones. The plot usually is more complicated than the earlier ones. Plus they tell you new things happening around. One was about cooking classes in a 5-star hotel they were vacationing at(there were even things about how to identify poisonous mushrooms), another was about track horse racing(about rings and riders and how to train horses for the Prix and stuff), another was about bike marathons and yet another about ND becoming a star in a movie...the list goes on and on. Being informative is really intresting...it looks like the author had done a lot of study on a topic to write the book AND make a mystery out of it.
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• United States
5 Jun 12
nancy drew was my childhood hero bhavesh80! i still have a few of my nancy drew books! my favorites were the secret in the old clock, and the mystery of the lilac inn! i recently read a book about the writers of the series which was interesting and compared the series within revisions, for example: art and fashions for the characters throughout the series, or the way the books looked and were presented, and even that some of the language(slang, etc) was changed throughout the years! as i grew older i graduated from nancy to agatha christie, but nancy will always h ave a special place in my heart!
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@ajithlal (14614)
• India
12 Apr 07
I used to read Nancy Drew when I was in school. At that time the cost of books were very cheap and also lots of second hand books were available. I also had membership in the children's libraries at that time. Now a days the cost of the books are very high and also the cost of the second hand books are also very high. I wish I could read more Nancy Drew books. I had a huge collection of Nancy Drew, Famous Five, Hardy Boys books before. Now I dont have any of them. I am thinking of making a new library and buy more books with extra money I get. I think lot sof people like me loves reading Nancy Drew and Hardy boys no matter what age they are.
• India
6 Feb 07
Though the author Carolyn Keene is no more, she deserves applause for creating a character that will speak her name for generations.
• India
17 Jan 07
HiBhavesh...r u too a stam collector...how many stamps did u colect till date...
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@amaine (2037)
• Philippines
12 Jan 07
i've been a big nancy drew fan myself , , i just wish i am witty as she is , , you know, , the kind of girl that thinks fast, moves quick and really has a keen eye for everything , , how i wish i was born with those kind of skills, , ,
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@shaggin (49460)
• United States
2 Feb 12
When I was young I had read a few nancy drew books and I did like them. I was at the library the other day and found a nancy drew movie. It is for young adult I would say. The character in the story probably in real life wasent older then 18 at the most. My daughter and my son and I watched this movie and my daughter loved it. She wants to be just like nancy drew now.
@anuraa32 (2451)
• India
15 May 09
Nancy drew has been my favourite since my school days. I love her. 1930, that is a long time to be around. I hope she is still around for that many years more.