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Friday, March 24, 2006

True Confessions....

Alright, I admit it... I read it, okay? I was drawn in by the promise of Nancy Drew satire and I stayed around to chuckle until the end. Confessions of a Teen Sleuth by Chelsea Cain finds our attractive girl detective a little older, a little wiser, a little more ironic. Those of a certain age will get the references to Cherry Ames ("she can't hold a job! School Nurse... Army nurse... Dude ranch nurse... one right after the other!") Trixie Belden, Donna Parker, and other teen series queens from an earlier day. A quick read before dashing off in your roadster with your pals, George (who now has a life partner) and Bess... fun.

Here's a free database of juvenile series and sequels books from the Mid-Continent Public Library... check out Cherry Ames' checkered career here... and I pledge to read something more serious and grown-up soon.


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