Friday, January 22, 2010
Nancy Drew Mystery Stories The Hidden Staircase Review # 8
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 192 pages
Publisher: Grosset & Dunlap; 4th edition (January 1, 2007)
Summary and Review:
Nancy is working in her garden when she gets a call from Helen who wants her to solve a mystery of the mysterious happening at her Aunt's old mansion. They feel it it haunted and they want Nancy to investigate. Shortly after the phone call with Helen, Nathan Gomber stops by stating that her father is in great danger because a few of his clients who he was the lawyer to, are mad because they business deal did not go the way they would have liked. When Nancy goes to the mansion and sees all the mysterious happenings she decides to investigate and finds out that nothing is as it seems.
I really enjoyed this book it was quite a page turner. I think it may be a little intense from some younger children though. Again young Nancy comes on top but not without a few pitfalls under the way.
When I was younger I read the case files so this is a first read for me and I can not wait for my daughter to get older so I can share this series with her. It has the right amount of suspense for its target audience with out confusing them.
I rate this book a 4/5
FCC Disclaimer: I borrowed this book from the library. I am an Amazon associated and I was not paid to give a positive review for this book.