The Timeless Secret of Nancy Drew

By Amanda Festa

Photography by Antoinette Weil

Discovering Nancy Drew was one of those moments in life that defined me – which I understand sounds a little drastic. It’s only a book series, right? Like any coming-of-age pursuit, whether it is Little League, or finger painting, or building houses from popsicle sticks – when you’re young and your curiosity is piqued, the smallest things can impact your life in the biggest ways.  Some kids had sports; I had books – an awkward, bespectacled little girl who lived vicariously through the bold strawberry-blonde detective as she set out on excit...

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