Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Cherry Ames Rural Nurse and Staff Nurse
As typical with the Cherry Ames books, the story is a little slow to get started, although still interesting from the beginning. Once the plot completely develops, the story is quite engaging. I read this book quickly and greatly enjoyed it.
In Cherry Ames #23, Cherry Ames, Staff Nurse, Cherry is back at Hilton Hospital. One of the patients, Peggy Wilmot, has been investing large sums of money in the Pell Plan. Peggy receives payments of 10% on her investment each week. Cherry suspects that the Pell Plan is some type of fraud, and she searches for answers.
Slowly, we learn about Peggy and how Pell might be defrauding her. I gradually became interested as more information was revealed.
I couldn't help thinking of Pell Grants the entire time I read this book. Pell Grants were created in 1965. This book is from 1962. I think if this book had been written a decade later that a name other than Pell would have been used.
The last chapter bored me. I get tired of books that spend many pages telling the reader in great detail exactly how the villain perpetrated his crimes. We actually already know the main details. We don't need a lengthy play-by-play. I skimmed the last chapter.
I enjoyed most of the second half of this book.