Here are the stats:
- 13-year-old freckled tomboy who lives on a farm, has many chores and is teased by brothers or;
- 18-year old wealthy, attractive 'strawberry blonde' sophisticate who effortlessly knows how to do stuff (and has a boyfriend called Ned Nickerson!)?
It's apples and oranges, really. I find it hard to accept that it's an either/or option. I loved them both. Though Nancy probably edged out Trixie in the end, because reading is often about losing yourself in the fantasy of another world, another life, and, when it came down to it, I was a 13-year-old freckled tomboy who lived on a farm, had many chores and was teased by my brother... all that was missing was the opportunity for sleuthing. Sigh. Nancy's life was far more removed and glamorous - and therefore held lasting allure.
Browsing the internet for Nancy/Trixie* info we
got totally distracted had an epiphany: redheads are popular:
Trixie BeldenNancy DrewAnne ShirleyPippi LongstockingThe WeasleysTintinGinger MegsCameron Ling**
Who do you think would win the battle of the redheaded super sleuths?
*Gee whilikers that would be some interesting fanfic.
** OK - not fictional, but beloved by many.