Nancy Drew, Girl Detective #30: Pageant Perfect Crime
Book 1 of Nancy Drew Perfect Mystery Trilogy
Nancy Drew, Girl Detective Series Book #30 of 47 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: Carolyn Keene
|Published on June 3, 2008|
|Age Group: 8 - 12 years|
|Reading Level: ||AR: 4.7 (4.0 Points, Quiz #123208)|
Lexile® measure: 690L
Nancy poses as a beauty pagaent contestant to help uncover the truth about her friend, Portia Leoni, whose crown was taken away from her after she was accused of shoplifting.
Did you miss me?" Ned asked with a grin as he helped me out of my hybrid car. It was a bright sunny day, and I was meeting him at the River Heights University student center after having lunch with him just hours before.
"Oh, terribly," I replied with a smile. "So tell me about this classmate of yours who needs my help."
"Right," said Ned, taking my hand as we walked through the parking lot to the food court entrance. "Her name is Portia Leoni, and she's in my psych class. After our lecture today, she asked to see my notes, and we got to talking. It turns out she's really struggling to pay tuition, because of something that happened to her a few months ago."
I nodded as Ned opened the door for me and we stepped inside. "Something that sounds kind of fishy, you said."
"More than fishy," Ned countered as we walked into the seating area. "It sounded like Portia could use the services of the one, the only..."
Ned's classmate Portia Leoni won last year's Miss Pretty Face River Heights Beauty Pageant. But after Portia was accused of shoplifting dresses from a local boutique, her crown was taken away from her. Portia claims that she's innocent, but why would someone want to frame her?
To find out more, I'm going undercover - as a pageant contestant! But going undercover in Miss Pretty Face may be my toughest challenge yet. Everyone seems to have a motive!
Who knew it was so hard to walk, smile, and wave? I have to find out the truth before someone finds out that I'm anything but a beauty queen!
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