The Nancy Drewness of It All
I'm always overly-amused by blogs or postings that read deeply into those books so beloved by me and my fellows when we were small girl-tykes. This explains my adoration of BSC Headquarters, a site that systematically goes over each Baby-sitters Club book with a fine tooth comb. This week, Leila at bookshelves of doom tackles Nancy Drew herself. This isn't the first take on Ms. Drew's oddities, of course, but it's well-worth taking a gander at. The best known alternate reality Nancy, perhaps, was the recent Confessions of a Teen Sleuth, which came out last year. In that book we learn that Carolyn Keene was Nancy's annoying tagalong friend in real life. There's an affair with one of the Hardy Boys (I'm not saying which) and even names dropped along the lines of Cherry Ames, Trixie Belden, and (most impressive of all) Encyclopedia Brown.
Also, let us not forget the recently rediscovered Lost Outlines of Carolyn Keene that made their appearance not so long ago. Add in the upcoming movie and Nancy Drewmania is at a fever pitch, that's certain.