zoemajik (zoemajik) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

Book #20: 50 Book Challenge 2012

Nancy Drew #29:  Mystery at the Ski Jump - Carolyn Keene

This one was okay.  It annoys me that each of these isn't part of a chronological series.  All of these books seem independent of each other because they don't connect into a logical sequence or narrative, even.  The seasons jump around and Nancy stays 18 forever.  It's quite disjointed.  And in the beginning, the narrative goes on about how Nancy holds her own as a skier and even won a ladies skiing event, and later on with a ski instructor, it's implied that she's only an average skier and she seems a bit clumsy.

The story was alright, I guess.  Nancy gets bound and tossed somewhere and left to die (again).  Someone impersonates her and attempts to steal her identity  (again).  She's on the trail of people selling bad stock (again).  Ned and her friends help save her and Nancy solves the mystery (again).

The character John Horn did amuse me.  A fur trapper who prefers travelling by snowshoes instead of in a car.  He had some funny things to say.

I have two more Nancy Drews sitting here, and then I need a break from Miss Nancy for awhile.  The mysteries are getting repetitive...

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