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Nancy Drew Pc Games

When someone asks you to name a girl detective, I bet you automatically respond with Nancy Drew. You probably don't know a thing about Trixie Belden. But the fact is, Trixie kicks Nancy's butt. As a character, she is far more appealing than Ms. Drew could ever be!

There are several ways that Trixie is more appealing, but frankly, the most obvious is the fact that Nancy is like Mary Poppins - she's "practically perfect in every way." Trixie, on the other hand, is very real, with enough foibles to make you think she's the literal girl next door.

When there is a case to be solved, Nancy manages to show up with her hair and makeup perfect. At first publication, she was quite obviously society page material. The new Nancy Drew books, written in the 80s, scaled her back to supermodel status. Trixie, on the other hand, frequently pushes her hair out of her eyes. I don't even think she wears makeup. She's actually a bit of a tomboy; in one book, she wore a dress to dinner and her family practically fell out of their chairs. It turned out to be a trick; Trixie was trying to get ahold of a diamond ring so she could help out someone in need.

Nancy has the perfect boyfriend. Poor sweet doormat Ned. Trixie, of course, doesn't have a boyfriend. She's not even looking. Granted, she is completely oblivious to Jim's feelings for her; every reader knows that at some point, the two of them will be an item. But it's not in the here and now. And since Jim is a redhead and Trixie has a temper, they have the occasional spat - always smoothed over, of course.

Nancy is the spoiled only child of a rich lawyer. Of course, she's only spoiled; she's not a brat. In that regard, she reminds me of Trixie's friend, Honey, before Jim was adopted. Trixie is the third of four kids. She's the only girl in a household of brothers. Nancy has a housekeeper, and Trixie has chores. It's a hard life, but it's far more realistic.

Finally, you just have to love Trixie's friends. Together, they formed a club with the goal of doing good. All members, well-to-do and not, can only contribute money they have earned. No living off of Daddy. The club then uses these funds to do good in whatever way they can. The mystery is just the bonus. Nancy's friends are a bit more stereotypical. You have Bess, the girls' girl, and George, the tomboy. Trixie has a bit more realistic variance in her pals.

The bottom line is that Trixie Belden is more realistically created than Nancy Drew. Nancy is the person you have to love but want to help. Trixie is a lot of fun, and someone all but the snootiest would want as a friend. Nancy solves the cases almost completely alone, while Trixie gets a lot of help from her friends and siblings. And in a fight, Trixie could totally kick Nancy's butt.

Nola Redd is an author on http://www.Writing.Com/ which is a site for Writers. You can read her book reviews in her Biblio-file