Sunday, May 30, 2010
Review: The Secret of the Old Clock
Well, I finished my first book for the Nancy Drew reading challenge. The Secret of the Old Clock is a quick read, as I figure all the books in the series will be. Nancy finds herself drawn in to a search for a will when she becomes acquainted with two elderly sisters who are the guardians of a little girl Nancy witnesses almost being run over by a moving truck. Along the way, as she searches, Nancy discovers others who are acquainted with or related to the gentleman who has passed away. They are all in need of some financial help of which the gentleman has promised them they would receive. But his last will and testament leaves everything to another family. Is there a later will? That is what Nancy sets out to discover.
Out of 5 stars I would rate this book a 3. The way the story moved along it seemed there were too many coincidences, where the information Nancy needed just seemed to fall into her lap. There were scenes of minor conflict that seemed to be resolved way too quickly. At times a scene would just be introduced and next thing I knew that part of the story was over with out a lot of detail. Toward the end of the book we finally were introduced to some suspense that helped to move the book to its conclusion. Definitely could tell this book was not written recently. So proper and polite. Though it would be great if kids these days were as respectful to there parents as Nancy is to her dad and to others she meets. All in all I would recommend this book, especially if you are looking for a quick read. It is a great introduction to Nancy Drew and if you are looking for something for your children to read you won't have to worry about foul language, etc.