Sunday, September 9, 2012
Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later
Once learning the news about Jessica and Todd, Elizabeth runs away to New York to start a new life. Only Elizabeth can not stop thinking about the past.
I can remember growing up reading the Sweet Valley series and all the trouble and romances that Elizabeth and Jessica got into. All of the series were addicting. It has been a long time since I have read or thought about Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield.
When I first heard about this book, I was intrigued but then I read mixed reviews about it and was unsure if I wanted to read this book. After reading the new six book mini ebook series about Jessica and Elizabeth that sort of picked up after this book, I decided to go ahead and read this book.
This book was just ok. It lacked the same sparkle that I enjoyed from the earlier books. It read kind of stiff and there was too much repetition for me. I actually was surprised and found myself disliking Elizabeth in this book. While she had every reason for being extremely mad at Jessica and Todd, I felt the revenge thing was more Jessica’s style. Also, Elizabeth did not really love Todd anymore.
As the true events unfolded into Jessica and Todd’s hook up, I came to see how it happened and believed that they really did love each other.
In addition, I felt that some of the returning old characters were just for us fans and they have nor real value to the story. On one hand, I liked revisiting with the Wakefield twins but on the other hand I was disappointed in this book.