fiction childrens mystery young adult lighthearted mysterious fast-paced

202 pages | first published 1932

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Nancy and her friends witness an explosion and the 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...
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Summary of 831 reviews


mysterious 86%
lighthearted 77%
adventurous 63%
inspiring 9%
relaxing 9%
tense 9%
sad 4%


fast 68%
medium 27%
slow 4%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 60% | A mix: 40%

Strong character development?

No: 75% | Yes: 18% | It's complicated: 6%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 88% | It's complicated: 5% | No: 5%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 93% | It's complicated: 6%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

No: 87% | It's complicated: 6% | N/A: 6%

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