The Secret of Red Gate Farm
Publish date: January 1st 1995
Publisher: Applewood Books
Pages no: 208
Edition language: English
, Mystery Thriller
Series: Nancy Drew 7 (#6)
Nancy is not investigating the Ku Klux Klan, instead it is a "nature cult" that is renting outlying property attached to the struggling Red Gate Farm. Cover confusion aside, this was a pretty solid book and, even though one of our villains is half-Chinese, there isn't any reflexive racism. Progress?...
This is probably my least favorite of the Nancy Drew books. It's not as interesting as the other books to me. Also, there are some outdated aspects of this book. For example, the characters would use the term "Oriental", which , frankly, struck me as racist. In addition, at the scene where Nancy an...
Enjoyable book for young girls.
I remember the first time I read Nancy Drew. It blew my mind that there were girls presented with a brain. Most of the stuff I'd read up to that time, was that girls were sugar and spice - fluffy. No brains. To also learn about George who is a tomboy was a nice validation. Carolyn Keene wrote just f...
I've probably said this a zillion times already, but I love the absurdly complicated plots the bad guys think up. Like bad guys on Scooby Doo, they draw attention to themselves through some scheme that's supposed to scare people off. They communicate in needlessly complicated special ways, often i...