Monday, March 31, 2014

Nancy Drew: The Secret of The Old Clock (Thing 2)

We read Nancy Drew: The Secret of The Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. It's about a girl named Nancy who is trying to solve a mystery. She is trying to discover if a later will was created by Josiah Crowley, who wrote an earlier will leaving money to a snobby family the Tophams. Nancy meets friends along the way and would like to help them. She believes that there is a later will created by Mr. Crowley and is trying to find it for her new friends.

I would give this book

because there was suspense and mystery. I would give this book 5 stars, but sometimes it seemed like it wasn't written as well as it could be.

The Secret of the Old Clock (Thing 1)

We read The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene. A girl named Nancy Drew finds out that a man who died had promised a bunch of people money, but never gave them any in his will. Convinced that there was a later will, Nancy sets out to find it.

What I liked: I liked solving the mystery as I read it, though it wasn't too difficult to figure out. I also liked Nancy. She was never mean and always looked out for other people.

What I didn't like: The book is very simple, which I'm okay with, but it was to the point where all of the characters had the same personalities (except for the antagonists). The dialogue was very formal and seemed unnatural to me. I've heard the later books are better, so I'm willing to give it another chance, but it was only okay for me.

I give this book

.  I recommend reading this with your kids/younger siblings/younger friends. It's a great book to read with younger kids, especially if you're introducing them to reading or mysteries.