I really liked this one because I always wanted to "solve" a real mystery and thought it was cool Karen got to. Admit it is pretty unplausible that she just happened to come across this one but without that, there wouldn't have been a story ;D I always tried to "spy" when I was little and would have loved to have done the things Karen did in this book, even though some of them were pretty dangerous. I never got to see anything good happen, though, darn it ;D I also thought this was a pretty cute cover. Made me think of the binoculars I "had" to have for "people watching". Didn't ever get a chance to use them, though.
Post by sweetvalleygirl99 on Sept 18, 2007 21:53:38 GMT -5
This book was so cool (Karen was the only seven-year old I knew who had her own bank account), definitely one of the best LS mysteries ever, with the Chicago one coming in second (the lamest mystery was when the "Three Investigators" were trying to find Emily Junior, booring!). I also loved the spy notebook she wrote in when she played detective. For months after reading this, I would spend loads of time spying and writing in a notebook just like Karen lol. And of course we get a Hannie-Brat moment when she refuses to believe Karen about someone snooping around Nancy's house even though she told her like three times lol.
^ I loved it how Karen could say "see" at the end (even though I don't remember that she did, I felt like saying it to Hannie ;D) I also agree that Karen's Mystery was really boring. I never read this one as a kid but did try to keep a spy notebook. Didn't ever have anything to write in it, though ;D