The definition of girls’ series books by Nancy Drew scholar Sherrie A. Inness captures the essence of girl sleuth and career girl series books:
“Girls’ series typically star a girl, usually but not always a teenager, who, with or without friends, has exciting adventure after exciting adventure in a series of books that focus on her experiences.”
Sherrie Inness. Nancy Drew and Company, p. 3.
“Girl sleuth” books are often accused of being “formula fiction.” What are some of the formulas or conventions found in these books?