In Nancy Drew Girl Detective #21, Close Encounters, Nancy, Bess, and George vacation in Vermont and discover themselves in the middle of a media frenzy. UFOs have been sighted! Several people have been abducted, and aliens are suspected of abducting them. Nancy is skeptical and tries to prove that the UFOs are fake.
the beginning of the story, Nancy and her friends arrive in the town
having heard nothing about the UFOs. The story hasn't made the national
news, yet the town is mobbed by tourists. Right...
The story mentions that the FBI is investigating. I have
this idea that the FBI is at least somewhat competent. So, the
culprits' gear that was used to create the UFOs was stored right nearby,
as in extremely close to where the UFOs appeared. I find it rather hard to believe that the FBI would not have already searched there. Needless to say, Nancy is the one who finds the gear.
book did not interest me. I knew that the UFOs would be fake for
certain, unless the book went off in a bizarre direction. Since I knew
that the UFOs were fake, I was not interested.
to enjoy the book around three-fourths of the way through when the
mystery finally switched to Nancy trying to solve the abductions.
I found this book just to be average. It did not overly interest me, although the story was okay.
In Nancy Drew Girl Detective #23, Troubled Waters, heavy rains have caused flooding on the outskirts of River Heights, and hundreds of people are now homeless. A charity organization is transforming an old foundry into apartments. Nancy, Bess, and George volunteer.
Bess is supposed to be very knowledgeable about construction work. In the early titles in the series, she is depicted as very handy with tools, and she fixes things like door hinges. On page 31, Bess asks what Sheetrock is. That's a continuity error. Bess would know better than anyone. Someone other than Bess should have asked the question.
I enjoyed this book from start to finish. It is outstanding.