I'm a big fan of both young adult literature and the blogs that make fun of young adult literature. I decided that it was time for me to have my own. Of course, it had to be dedicated to my favorite girls' detective series, Trixie Belden.
These books aren't as well known as Nancy Drew, the Boxcar Children, or the Hardy Boys. It's too bad, really, because Trixie is way cooler than they are. She's smart, kind-hearted, and loyal. She's also impulsive, stubborn, and often speaks and/or acts without thinking things through first.
This book series was first created by Julie Campbell in 1948. As you can imagine they are kind of outdated and even border on cheesy at times. I won't snark on them for it. Well, not too much. Personally, I like the wholesomeness of these books, and the positive themes of friendship, loyalty, and helping others. I get annoyed when I go to the YA section at Barnes and Noble and see that most of the books either deal with the supernatural or with being rich, popular, and slutty.
I should have my first recap up very soon. I've finished re-reading #1 The Secret of the Mansion. Though I don't plan to read them all in order, I will start with the first two or three, as they kind of run together. I hope you enjoy this blog! I would love to read your comments!
P.S.- you can learn more about Trixie Belden here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trixie_Belden Good old Wikipedia.
9 months ago