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Girl Sleuth by Melanie Rehak
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Aug 13, 2011

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Recommended to Susan by: Evalyn
Read from July 28 to August 13, 2011

This is the story behind the creators of the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys, Bobbsey Twins and Dana Girls series. Although I didn't read the Hardy Boys, I spent many happy hours with the Bobbsey Twins,Nancy Drew and my favorite, the Dana Girls, as a child. Little did I know that Carolyn Keene was the pseudonym for a group of writers. I came to admire one of the authors, Mildred Wirt Benson, greatly through the course of the book. I would probably have given this 3.5 stars, but the beginning drags a bit. Stick with it as the book gives not only the details of Nancy Drew's history, but ties it with the history of women in the US from the 1930s to the late 80s, and gives insights into how the stories were changed to reflect the current times.

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