Best Friends (Sweet Valley Twins, #1) by Francine PascalGrowing apart...
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield feel special because theyre identical twins. For twelve years theyve dressed alike, shared a room, and done everything together. But when they start Sweet Valley Middle School, everything begins to change.
Elizabeth wants to work on the class newspaper, but Jessica doesnt. Jessica would rather join the Unicorns, a snobby all-girls club. Even though Elizabeth isnt interested in the same things as her twin, she tries to tag along. But is she losing her best friend?
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If you were a teenage girl in the s there's a good chance that you spent large chunks of the decade engrossed in the adventures of Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, the American twins with "shoulder-length blonde hair, blue-green eyes, and perfect California tans" who fell in and out of love with each other's boyfriends, gossiped behind each other's backs and Learned about Life at Sweet Valley High. The wildly popular series, created by Francine Pascal and written by a team of ghostwriters, ran to more than novels. It spawned a host of spin-offs featuring the twins at, variously, university and junior high, and Elizabeth and Jessica's story is also set to be adapted into a film, with Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody attached. Pascal herself wrote a sequel, Sweet Valley Confidential , featuring the twins 10 years later, in , and she's just launching a new series of ebook novellas, The Sweet Life, jammed with scandal, sex and romance: Jessica, the naughty twin, has a baby! Elizabeth is going out with Bruce Patman!
What's with the ads? Anyone know about this old series? I was thinking of getting some of these books for my girls who are identical and blonde like Elizabeth and Jessica but I've never seen one in person. I am guessing they may be at about a 2nd grade reading level because of the age of the girls in this series. I can't find them in my library and with shipping, it is cheaper to buy several at once in a lot on ebay but I'm hesitating to buy a bunch having never seen any of the series. I used to love the Sweet Valley High books when I was a kid, but I didn't even know they had all the other series. FWIW, I'm not expecting these to be great literature or anything.
The books are spin-offs of the Sweet Valley High series. The Sweet Valley High series took the world by storm when it premiered in The books were a big hit primarily because they were soap operas written for teens. The plots were outlandish and the cliffhangers were exaggerated. Francine Pascal has been credited for introducing many a young girl to the reading habit via her books. The popularity of the Sweet Valley High Series was such that it spawned numerous spinoffs. The first of these spinoffs was the Sweet Valley Twins series.
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Published by Bantam Books on 1 July , the series starts with the twins wanting to differ from each other. They begin to dress differently; Elizabeth moves into her own room and starts up a sixth-grade newspaper ; and Jessica starts wearing make-up and becomes a member of the Unicorn Club. Jessica Wakefield is the complete opposite of her twin; she loves gossip, boys, and fashion. She prefers to hang out with the other members of the Unicorn Club, a club consisting of the prettiest and most popular girls at their school. She is a member of the Boosters, the school's cheerleading squad, and often gets into trouble.