Monday, June 11, 2007

How Nancy Drew Saved My Life

by Lauren Baratz-Logsted

Dear Reader, this novel has nothing to do with Nancy Drew. Instead, it is a poor man's rip-off of Jane Eyre. Charlotte Bell (groan) is a former child star looking for a job. Since she'd previously worked as a nanny, she applies for another nanny position. In Iceland. Before she leaves for Iceland, she reads all 56 Nancy Drew mysteries for no apparent reason.

Once in Iceland, the Jane Eyre story picks up. It's so bad that I don't want to write about it. When Ambassador Rawlings proposes to Charlotte, something's holding him back, but not a mad woman in the attic. That's when the story gets positively goofy.

It was a quick read, but I really cannot recommend it. To anybody. Ever.


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