Before the age of 13, I'd read every single Nancy Drew book published (and all the Hardy Boys books, too). I devoured them, loving the tension and the gradual sorting-out of clues. I never knew until much later that Nancy Drew was created and written by a team of writers, beginning in the 1930s!
I was excited to read this biography of "Carolyn Keene." The story is fascinating, and I really enjoyed learning all the behind-the-scenes drama that characterized the creation of this series. I particularly liked hearing how the series and the characters of the books changed through the years. Melanie Rehak thoughtfully included some photographs of the book covers published in different decades, summarizing how Nancy Drew and her friends changed as young women in the US changed through the years.