Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn by Carolyn Keene - OPTIONAL

Keene, Carolyn The Ghost of Grey Fox Inn (Nancy Drew Diaries #13),169 pages. Aladdin, 2016. $6.99. Language: G (0 swears); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG. 

The latest in this Nancy Drew reboot has the girl detective traveling to an out of town wedding with her best friends, George and Bess. From the start, the wedding seems to be cursed with ghosts, threats, and missing rings. Nancy vows to get to the bottom of this mystery before the wedding is called off. 

I was a big fan of the original Nancy Drew books as a kid, so I was interested to see how these "Diaries" held up. The material has been updated for the 21st century but the basic "Nancy solves a mystery" is the same with a variety of suspects being introduced and Nancy getting into a tight spot (thus the PG violence rating) at the very end as she solves the mystery. The only difficulty I had with the book was reading a book that is written so clearly for a middle level audience with a 20-something heroine. It was weird and also did not mesh with the cover super well. All in all, for any younger readers who want a light mystery, these can still be your go-to. 

EL, MS--OPTIONAL. Reviewer: TC

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