This one was okay. While I found it interesting, I didn't appreciate that Cindy was missing before we ever met her. I care more about a missing person when I get to know that person a bit first.
By halfway into the book, the book had captivated me, and I enjoyed the rest of the story. The solution to the mystery was interesting.
Nancy, Bess, and George are all present during this mystery, and Ned makes a brief appearance. We don't want readers to forget that Nancy actually does have a boyfriend.
This book has everything and delivers on so many levels.
At the bottom of page 11, Hannah is astonished that some books are worth $2,000.
Hannah's jaw dropped. "Who on earth would pay that money for a book?" she asked, amazed.Bess writes this wonderful, wacky poetry. Here is a poem from page 35.
"Book collectors," Carson Drew answered.
"Exactly," Nancy said.
Oh, my dear sweetheartPriceless and so very Bess. In fact, Nancy's critique consists of "It's so very... you."
When we are apart
I want you near
My sweetheart my dear.
So let us start
and eat an apple tart.
Today our love begins.
On page 64, a collector describes her collection.
"I collect children's books," Risa said, "from the eighteenth century to the present day. You can have a look. Just be careful with the old ones."Neat! That means Risa must have some old Nancy Drew books. Oh, wait... never mind.
This book is wonderful in all ways. The story is quite creative and has absolutely nothing to do with sabotage. It is outstanding from start to finish. I loved it!
The death is quite unusual for the main Nancy Drew series. Deaths are typical in the Nancy Drew Files but not for the regular Nancy Drew stories. I wonder whether the plot was originally created for the Nancy Drew Files series.
On page 142, Nancy stands on a cardboard box. It must have been a super heavy duty box, because in my experience, cardboard boxes usually won't hold an adult's weight.
I really enjoyed this book.