By Leizel Joy T. Valdez

 

 INTRODUCTION

“The Clue in the Diary” is the seventh series of Nancy Drew mystery book. The Nancy Drew books were written by ghost writers. “Carolyn Keene” is the pen name of the author of Nancy Drew Mystery stories produced by Stratemeyer Syndicate founded by Edward Stratemeyer . The type of Nancy Drew book series is all about the adventures and different mysteries that Nancy Drew and her friends George and Bess encounter and solve. The purpose of Nancy Drew book series is to inspire many children to dream big and achieve success in life. On these book series, Nancy and her friends witness the explosion and burning of a beautiful country mansion. They got interested on the diary that they found near the burned house. Furthermore, is these diary can help them to find who dropped it? Was it the gaunt stranger Nancy glimpsed running away from the flaming structure? What was he doing there? And does he know the whereabouts of Felix Raybolt an scrupulous dealer in patents, who has not been seen since his home burned? Or did Raybolt die in the fire?

 

CHARACTERIZATION

 

Nancy Drew is a pretty girl in a distinctive way, her eyes were blue and her hair is titan blond. Nancy has a detective mind and loves to solve mysteries it because of the influence of her father who is Mr.Carson Drew he is a tall man, have a distinguishing look and widely known lawyer. Nancy have her two partners this is are the cousins Bess Marvin and George Fayne.

 

At the popular annual carnival that they attended they met Helen Ebba Swenson known as Honey, a five year old girl she is a bright and appealing child and her mother Mrs.Swenson. The owner of the burned beautiful country mansion Mr. Felix Raybolt scrupulous dealer in patents, who has not been seen since his home burned and Mrs.Raybolt the wife of Mr. Raybolt.

 

A thin, wiry man who crashed into Nancy’s car is Mr.Robert Wenston owner of the company were Joe Swenson the inventor who sells his inventions and drawings to Mr.Raybolt who cheated on him. Ned Nickerson the man who help Nancy when her car was bumped by the car of Mr.Wenston and at the same time Ned help also to solve the mystery behind the burned mansion and the diary that they found.

 

Hannah Gruen the housekeeper of Drew Family and helps Nancy to find a person who can translate the writings in the diary. Mr.Peterson is an old baker who help Nancy to understand the writings in the diary because translated it. This characters makes the book series more interesting.

 

 

PLOT

 

“The Clue in the Diary” was a very mysterious story. I’m so fascinated when  Nancy an her friends, George and Bess, are returning from a country carnival when they witness the explosion and burning of a beautiful country mansion. Fearing its occupants may be trapped in the blazing building, they rush to the rescue and unexpectedly find themselves confronted with a mystery that seems to be insoluble.

 

The first clue that they found is an anonymous diary, its entries in a handwriting difficult to understand. Even more puzzling are the technical drawings and chemical formulas contained in its pages. And this makes Nancy and her friends eager to find answers. Who dropped it? Was it the gaunt stranger Nancy glimpsed running away from the flaming structure? What was he doing there? And does he know the whereabouts of Felix Raybolt an scrupulous dealer in patents, who has not been seen since his home burned? Or did Raybolt die in the fire?

 

As I go through and read every pages of the book of the mystery adventure of Nancy Drew and her friends, they come to the point that they found the owner and the author of the diary he is Mr.Joe Swenson an inventor who was swindled by Mr.Raybolt also known as “Foxy Felix” nevertheless many evidence mounts against him. In addition, Fire investigators believe that the explosion and fire may not have been an accident- but an act of his revenge. That’s why Mr.Swenson sent to jail.

 

Prompted by the affection of Nancy and her friends for Mr.Swenson’s five year old daughter Honey, the young detective makes a desperate effort to find out what was really happened to Mr.Raybolt. The young detective and her friends spend time looking for Mr.Raybolt.

 

For being so desperate in finding out what was really happend to the mansion and to Mr.Raybolt they solve the mystery and exonerate the inventor from being the suspect in burning the house.

 

ART AND DELIVERY

 

The author of “The Clue in the Diary” wrote the story in a true and realistic way. The author used persuasive words and writing these story,because it convince and makes the readers think that they are in the story too.The author gives a nice description about the settings, the characters and events that happened.

 

The detective mind of the main character Nancy Drew makes the story more interesting and mysterious. It helps to make the imaginative mind work. Readers just like teenagers and children who love mysteries will surely love Nancy and her friends.

 

The drawing that attached on the book was nice and good. It makes the story more wonderful. The drawings are the best to left to described via words and some graphically like the important parts in which you can see the characters.

 

FINAL VERDICT

“The Clue in the Diary” is one of excellent book series of Nancy Drew. In this story there are so many twist that makes the story more interesting and mysterious. There are many hidden clue behind the words. If I would rank this out of 10 moons I would give 10 moon why perfect because I was really surprise on the scenes that happens on the book. If I would have a chance I want to have a detective mind like Nancy Drew and have a mysteries to solve too and can help others. In this story I’ve learned that all questions have its answer if you only have a desperate to find those answers. In addition, helping others is not only for who you only know but also for the people who needs help.

 

 

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