Nancy and her friends are faced with another chilling mystery in this twelfth book of the Nancy Drew Diaries, a fresh approach to the classic mystery series.
When Bess asks Nancy and George to be counselors at her old camp, they’re a little wary. After all, running around after a bunch of little kids doesn’t exactly sound like fun! But Bess promises that the girls will get to enjoy nature, relax by the lake, and play some sports. Plus, it will give Nancy a much-needed break from solving mysteries.
But trouble always finds Nancy Drew! After hearing the disturbing tale about a camper who had drowned in the lake years ago, Nancy dismisses it as a ghost story. But then something pulls her under water during a swim lesson—something eerily human, with long, silvery hair. And the next night her entire cabin’s sleeping bags disappear—only to show up at the lake, soaked.
Now Nancy isn’t so sure if she believes in ghosts! All she knows is she has to do everything within her power to make sure her campers—and her friends—are safe. Which means she’d better get to the bottom of what’s happening at Camp Cedarbark.
I LOVED every word of this book! It was SO GOOD! It’s honestly one of the best chilling mysteries I have read. I chose this book because I remember my mom mentioning how much she loved Nancy Drew Mysteries when she was growing up. This is my first Nancy Drew book and it will not be the last! It’s nice that you do not have to read the first book in order to read any book in the series. I liked the synopsis of this book and that’s why I chose to read this book first.
Here’s a list of reasons why I truly loved this book:
- THE PLOT! OMG, this story was excellent! A total page-turner! I didn’t feel like this book was kiddie, it had me guessing and most of the time my guesses were wrong. It was surprising how many twists there were. The suspense literally had me on the edge of my seat. It felt like I entered the world of more advance suspense compared to other books that I’ve read in the same age category.
- The writing was very rich and descriptive. I could vividly imagine every word and it was easy to imagine that I was there to see the story unfold.
- The characters! They all had unique personalities and without them I do not think I would like the book as much as I did.
Overall, I LOVED this book! If you are looking for a great suspense this book is for you. I think it would make for an excellent summer read!
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