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Sisterhood of Sleuths

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Lively Nancy Drew homage/friendship tale has history, heart.

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Friendships lost, found, and rekindled intertwine across generations in a lively, relatable tale that's also an ode to Nancy Drew, a deep dive into history, and a fun adventure. As a new generation of 11-year-olds discover the iconic girl detective and delve into a mystery of their own, there are lots of wildly unlikely coincidences, ridiculous situations, and remarkable emergence of specialized talents and big reveals at just the right moment -- just like in the original. And that's part of the charm. As protagonist Maizy muses, "There's something about all the twists and turns in Nancy's story that has me hooked. No matter what happens, Nancy can handle it.

"Injured pigeon falls at your feet? Nancy takes care of it.

"Sinister man who might abduct you? Nancy knows what to do."

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