Carolyn Keene is the pseudonym of the writers of the Nancy Drew and The Dana Girls mystery book series. The name "Carolyn Keene" is the invention of Edward Stratemeyer and the Stratemeyer Syndicate, which was known for packaging books for children. Ghost writer Mildred Wirt Benson was the first and primary writer of the Nancy Drew books before additional authors, including Edward Stratemeyer's daughter Harriet Adams, took over the mantle. The classic Nancy Drew series includes 78 books and the first, The Secret of the Old Clock, continues to be the most popular book. "Carolyn Keene" is also credited as writer to Nancy Drew spin-off book series River Heights and the Nancy Drew Notebooks.
Snowbound (Nancy Drew On Campus Series #25)by Carolyn Keene
Nancy's out in the cold when a snowstorm hits Wilder U., except she has company--her costar and rival Michael. Investigating an investment scheme that may be a scam, they get a hot lead that takes them off campus and directly into the path of the blizzard. And when the storm hits, they may make some surprising discoveries--about each other!
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Getting snowed in can be exciting, unpredictable, and a little dangerous. Nancy Drew on Campus: Snowbound is a fantastic book about a group of college couples that spend the winter together on campus. Nancy Drew and her friends are investigating an investment that may be a scam. However, while the investigations continue, Nancy and the other couples begin making some surprising discoveries¿about each other! I enjoyed reading this book for one main reason. It was because the book dealt with modern controversies that can happen to anyone. The first modern controversy that made this book so interesting was the fact that the main plot was about a group of greedy college students who were ripping off fellow classmates who were anxious to win a little extra money. The second modern controversy, that brought added enjoyment to this story, was the fact that the college students were having relationship problems that most couples in real life go through. First of all, the college scam made this a very real-life and interesting book. A group of students set up a money-making system that resulted in many of their peers being ripped off and having their hard-earned money being taken away from them. This type of event can happen to anyone anywhere. I think that the characters reacted very openly and were very cooperative with the investigators in order to stop future classmates from being ripped off the same way that they were. The language the author used helped to emphasize the characters¿ feelings by showing how they felt after being cheated in such a way that they were. Second of all, the relationship problems that occurred in this book could happen to anyone in real-life. Many of the couples were faced with a chance to cheat on their boyfriend or girlfriend. They had to use their own judgment and moral values to decide what decision they should make. Many couples today are faced with the exact same dilemmas and often make the wrong choice. This book demonstrates these decisions in an excellent way. The tone the author chooses to display these problems is great because it shows the pain and remorse felt by the characters that are faced with these difficult decisions. In conclusion, I feel that this is an exceptional book because of the modern events that occur throughout the book. I believe that these modern events are the most important part of this book because they cause the reader to be interested in the book by using real-life events that could happen to anyone. I think that the author¿s main purpose for writing this book is to show that everyone has to deal with these problems and it is best to use your own judgment and moral values when faced with a difficult decision. Carolyn Keene does a great job at expressing this throughout Nancy Drew on Campus: Snowbound.