Plugged In Picks: Books: Daring Darleen

Books are just the bee’s knees, ain’t they? Sure, sure, you’ll find a few that come packin’ too much hokum or horsefeathers, but for the most part they’re pretty doggone Jake.

Well, I’ve got a swell old page-turner that your kiddo’ll wanta eat up faster than a cream puff on Sunday. And that’ll be especially true if he or she loves the idea of those old cliffhanger movie serials from way back when.

It’s a book called Daring Darleen: Queen of the Screen, and it’s the real McCoy, let me tell ya. It’s all about a young gal who cut her teeth on movie action and derring-do. Hey, she was out acting in flickers and hangin’ from a balloon 20 feet in the air before most kids made it outta their playpen.

See, now there’s this one time that Darleen was about to do a live studio publicity stunt when some baddies full of too much banana oil mistook her for some rich society Ginger and before ya know it they had grabbed her and … Listen ta me, will ya? I’m tellin ya the story before it even starts.

Why don’t ya check out the Plugged In review, Sport. I got a feeling that some young book-lover at home is gonna wanna give it a look-see.

Bob Hoose

After spending more than two decades touring, directing, writing and producing for Christian theater and radio (most recently for Adventures in Odyssey, which he still contributes to), Bob joined the Plugged In staff to help us focus more heavily on video games. He is also one of our primary movie reviewers.