Friday, April 27, 2012

Chapter Books A to Z: H is for Hardy Boys

Mysteries always make for good reading. I loved to curl up on the couch or in the book corner at school, particularly during a thunderstorm, and get lost in a good mystery. The Hardy Boys were a great series for doing so.

The male counterpart series to Nancy Drew was first written back in 1927. Frank and Joe are brothers who are a year apart in age. The two teens have a detective for a father, and often end up involved in his cases. Sometimes they are asked to participate; other times they stumble into the mystery. They manage to always get themselves out of danger, but always provide a lot of suspense for the reader. The main characters are good boys who provide a solid role model to young readers.

In the past few decades, a couple of spin-off series were created to try to update the boys and their cases. They just are not as good as the original.

Get lost in some Hardy Boys adventures!

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