On Sweet Valley, On Nancy Drew

January 15, 2014 | 1

Over at The Believer, Amy Benfer pens a paean to the serial novels of her youth. “They are the training bras of literature; books that teach young girls how to be older girls before they get there,” Benfer writes.

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One comment:

  1. I wonder what equivalent we boys had to read growing up. What was our training jock strap of literature? The best I can come up with is the Hardy Boys. I don’t think we really had much else in the way of serial young adult novels.

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