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Nancy Drew, Girl Detective #8: Global Warning

By Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Great art, but graphic novel lacks thrills.

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It's too bad the art -- skillfully crafted in anime style by Sho Murase -- is the only thing that makes this novel stand out. There are a few educational lessons about the environment and such, but they usually feel preachy and out of place ("I was impressed to see that despite all of her money, she drove a little hybrid, almost like mine!").

This time around, Nancy's sporting a modern, salmon-colored hairdo; big, anime-inspired blue eyes; and tall, fashion-forward boots. Although her image has changed over the decades, her spirit remains the same. In this eighth graphic novel in the series, she uses her proactive problem-solving skills and quick thinking to get to the bottom of the mystery.

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