This is probably my least favorite of the Nancy Drew books. It's not as interesting as the other books to me. Also, there are some outdated aspects of this book. For example, the characters would use the term "Oriental", which , frankly, struck me as racist. In addition, at the scene where Nancy and her friends are caught by the bad guy (whose name I won't say because I don't want to give anything away), the bad guy says something along the lines of "no girl is going to foil my scheme!!" I thought it was weird he said "no girl" instead of simply "no one". Coincidence? I think not. Overall, I was a little disappointed by this one and it is definitely not my favorite Nancy Drew book.