I am currently in the middle of writing a Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys Supermystery with a couple of friends. Having read countless Nancy Drew books in my younger years, I was used to the bad writing and have become fairly good at imitating it. Chelsea Cain has done a great job of duplicating that same tone, but I think she goes a little too far. You're supposed to laugh at Nancy Drew, not feel sorry for her. By the end of the book I felt pity for Nancy Drew. The first half of the book was excellent, but the last half crossed the line.