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The Hidden Staircase by Carolyn Keene
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May 03, 2009

it was amazing

This was the very first Nancy Drew book I read. One of my grammer school classmates gave it to me--sometime when I was in the sixth grade?
Now remember, girls in the 1950's were a LOT less sophisticated than now. I loved this book. To me then, it was a riveting mystery--except for the fact that I thought Nancy was way too independent. (My parents would NEVER let me do that!)
Anyway this book led me into a world of Nancy adventure to beg and borrow for more. At that time the libraries rarely carried Nancy Drew.
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Jody Oh my goodnes....the memories you just brought back!!
My first was the Secret of the Old Clock, which 1st in the series. I read them ALL! When I was pregnant and knew I was having a girl and Maurice wanted "Nancy" as her name....I started buying one a week and almost completed the series for her. Nancy loved them too. I have the 2 movies that were made with Bonita Granville. I now collect original copies of Nancy Drew....have a few of them!

Barbara I have bought some of the "reproductions" of the original Nancy Drew. I bought them about 10 years ago. I sure hope one of my granddaughters is as enthralled with them as myself!


Judy I read all the Nancy Drew (and Hardy Boys and some Bobsey Twins) books when I was young -- I don't know what happened to the books so I bought as many as I could for my kids to read (and I still have those). Life was simpler then, and the books are not sophisticated for today's times -- but I still like to read them.

message 4: by Karen LaVonis (last edited Dec 31, 2010 09:28AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Karen LaVonis It was my first Nancy Drew as well. Times must have not changed much by the 70's when I was a girl. I would buy my Nancy Drew books every time we visited relatives about 80 miles away. There was a book store in that town. We always stopped. My big event was to find a new Nancy Drew two dollars and change. Good memories.

Lauren it was the first i ever read, too

Jaksen Omg to libraries not carrying ND. Around about 1964 I asked for some at my local library and the snooty librarian told me they didn't carry 'those books' and to try the 'local department store.' And so I did, ended up owning about 25 or so. :D

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