This one is easy.
By the 4th grade I had read every Nancy Drew Mystery Stories book my library had to offer. I loved the mystery stories that featured a bright, intelligent young woman as the protagonist She wasn’t afraid of danger and often got to travel to cool locations.
After finishing the series of Mystery Stories, 56 books, I moved on to the Nancy Drew Case Files. I didn’t enjoy those books nearly as much. Instead of finishing the Case Files I switched to reading the Hardy Boys, which have much more the same feel as the Nancy Drew books.
I have since found out that the books 1-34 my library hand were the revised editions. As an adult I’ve been trying to collect the original editions. The difference between the two are stark, but perhaps the subject for a future blog.
Finding the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories in my local library as a child has lead to a life long love, not just for the Girl detective, but also for reading.