Book: Nancy Drew: Green-Eyed Monster by Carolyn Keene (first of the Eco Mystery Trilogy, part of the Nancy Drew series)
Genre(s): Mystery, Series
Publisher: Aladdin
Publication date: 2009
Paperback: 176 pages
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Summary: Nancy and her friends Bess and George (both girls) become interested in ways to help save the environment as a result of attending an Eco Fair at their high school, and resolve to become more eco-conscious. But then when Bess wins the Eco-Fair raffle (a trip to Costa Rica), they have the opportunity to learn even more about the topic… Soon all three friends are on their way to Costa Rica to experience the delights of a brand-new eco-resort.
To their surprise, not all is as it seems at Casa Verde, and Nancy soon finds herself hot on the tail of a thief who seems to have a larger agenda. Can she find and stop him or her before real damage is done? Read this page-turning mystery to find out!

 

To whom will this appeal?: This book will appeal to the lover of genre mysteries for kids and tweens, and probably will be more of a draw for girls than for boys, as the action is mostly centered on female characters. Nancy Drew is her usual comforting, intrepid self, and despite the aura of danger, the tone of the book is upbeat and positive. One never doubts that Nancy will be able to get down to the bottom of the mystery, so this book is good for the reader who likes nicely wrapped up endings. (However, this one has one small twist at the very end, which is because this is but Book One of a trilogy, so be prepared for a little hook at the end to make you want to get the next one.)
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