My mother got me hooked on Nancy Drew when I was in my teens. We used to have the hard back books, but I have no idea what happened to them, so I decided to start over again with the 1st book on my Kindle. I read it from start to finish last night. I haven't done that since I was 17! Granted, these books are nothing like today's books, but hey, that's why I like them! ;-) Nancy Drew has an innocence about her that is a breath of fresh air. She is adventurous, friendly, and caring. All of the characteristics I look for in a best friend. She has a heart of gold and she has the best of intentions. I look forward to reading book number 2 again and reliving my youth!