Friday, June 5, 2015
Cherry Ames Hilton Hospital and Island Nurse
The early part of this book reminded me of Nancy Drew #61, The Swami's Ring. That book also deals with an amnesia case, and that book bores me. Since I associated this Cherry Ames with a Nancy Drew book that I dislike, I immediately disliked this book. I skimmed a lot of the first part of the book. Finally, somewhere between pages 50 and 100, the book gradually began to interest me. By page 100, I was thoroughly interested in the story and read the rest of the story very quickly.
I greatly enjoyed the second half of this book.
This book is very slow to get started. It takes 64 pages before Cherry arrives on the island. I expected her to arrive a bit sooner, since this book is titled Cherry Ames, Island Nurse. The island didn't seem much like an island to me. Cherry stays in a mansion that is set right on the coast, and it doesn't matter much whether the mansion is on an island or not.
The plot of this book crawls slowly along. I became more bored the more I read. I skimmed a lot of this book, especially the last part.