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The Case of The Twin Teddy Bears (Nancy Drew #116) by Carolyn Keene

Title: The Case of The Twin Teddy Bears

Series: Nancy Drew

Author: Carolyn Keene (Pen name)

Release Date: December 1, 1993

Publisher: Aladdin

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Rating: ★★★★☆


On the trail of a teddy bear thief, Nancy unwraps double-dealing and double-crosses!
Bess is working during the Christmas rush at Beary Wonderful, a toy and teddy bear shop, when the holiday season takes a sudden scary turn. The owner's prized collection of antique teddy bears -- cute, cuddly, and worth a bundle -- has been ripped off. But the break-in is only the beginning of a much bigger and more brazen teddy bear caper.
The attempted theft of Bess's own bear -- a replica of one of the antiques -- leads Nancy to believe that more is at stake than a couple of burgled bears. For Nancy knows that even something as innocent as a teddy bear can be stuffed with intrigue!


My Review:

As someone who's always had a thing for dolls and stuffies (even attempted to start a doll collection once before), this Nancy Drew book has been on my TBR for a long time.

Was meant to pick it up last winter, but got busy catching up with other books. With the cover of this particular Nancy Drew book giving me wintery vibes, didn't want to waste the opportunity to read it at this time of year. Loved the cozy winter vibes it gave me, such as the ice-skating party; it made me want to join. 😌

This installment in the Nancy Drew series follows Nancy as she solves the case of the missing antique bears. The Case of The Twin Teddy Bears was a fishy, complicated mystery that kept me intrigued until the end. 👀

Despite the thief stealing the antique bears, why were they after Bess's bear too, which is not antique but only a replica of one of the antique bears? Did the bears happen to be switched up for some reason? It was so complicated!

Being into things like stuffed animals really does suit Bess. Also, it was really nice seeing Ned in this one; loved how helpful he was on the case. Love when he gets involved with Nancy in the mysteries. He's always been one of my favorite characters besides Nancy!

Near the end, there was a twist in the mystery that I didn't see coming - there happened to be two mysteries involved! 😮

While I loved this Nancy Drew book and found it intriguing, I've got only a few comments to make about it that made me knock out a star.

It's not like Nancy to jump to conclusions about a person, and she wouldn't believe a criminal's lie so easily! I'm not gonna lie and I really hate to say this about our intelligent, smart Nancy we all know, but near the end of the book, she was a little dumb. ***Spoiler***What happened was this: Nancy, Ned, and Bess attempt to trap the intruder that's been after Bess's bear by hiding in Bess's house, making it look as if no one's home. Then the intruder finally appears, and after Nancy accidentally makes a small noise in the bushes by slipping on a patch of ice, the intruder hears and attempts to make a run! But then Nancy runs after the intruder, and after she manages to rip off the mask, it turns out that it was INGRID! But then Ingrid makes something up and they believe her, even Nancy, which confused me! I'm not kidding! Honestly, at first, I thought that they may be playing along with her or something, but I couldn't believe that they really didn't think it was her! I was so confused! It was so clear! Like literally clear! If Ingrid only wanted to visit them, why would she sneak in from the back with a ski mask on? Instead, Nancy accused a police officer - yes, I said that right, a police officer - who clearly didn't intrude and just knocked politely on the door, according to Ned. That was NOT Nancy! I felt like the writing was messed up in that part, like the author somehow wanted to delay the knowledge of Ingrid being after Bess's bear.***Spoiler***

Other than that, I really enjoyed this Nancy Drew book and found it to be such a perfect winter read. Would recommend to Nancy Drew fans.

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