Friday, June 22, 2012

YA Review: Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Sweet Valley High Confidential: Ten Years Later" by Francine Pascal.

Product Description

The Wakefield Twins — and the whole gang from Sweet Valley High — are back!

What terrible secret has torn Jessica and Elizabeth apart?

Ten years after graduation, the Wakefield twins have had a falling out of epic proportions. When Jessica commits a complete and utter betrayal, Elizabeth flees to New York to escape the pain and immerse herself in her lifelong dream of becoming a serious journalist.

Jessica remains in California, dealing with the consequences of her heart-wrenching choices. She’s built a full life for herself but dearly misses her sister. With Elizabeth as her enemy, Sweet Valley is no longer the idyllic town of their youth.

Jessica longs for forgiveness. But Elizabeth, always the “good twin,” can’t forget Jessica’s duplicity — and soon decides the only way to heal her broken heart is to exact sweet, sweet revenge …
Francine Pascal is the creator of the Sweet Valley High series and one of the world's most popular fiction writers for teenagers and the author of several bestselling novels, My Mother Was Never A Kid (Hanging out with Cici), My First Love and Other Disasters, as well as the series Fearless. Her adult novels include, Save Johanna! and If Wishes Were Horses (La Villa) and the non-fiction, The Strange Case of Patty Hearst. Pascal is on the Advisory Board of The American Theatre Wing. Her favorite sport is a monthly poker game. She lives in New York City and France.
Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks; Reprint edition (January 3, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1250005728
ISBN-13: 978-1250005724
My Review:
I remember reading this series back in my teens and watching all the episodes of the TV series from 1994 to 1998 so I was happy to be able to have a chance to review this book.
The book opens with Elizabeth living in New York City and Jessica back in Sweet Valley. Elizabeth has fled to New York because of a harsh and brutal betrayal by Jessica.  Most of the book is in Elizabeth's point and then we would occasionally flash to Jessica's point.  We also read the events leading up to the two men the twins end up with, the twin's older brother Steven love story and the character death of a beloved favorite.

The characters in this book were out of character and the man Jessica ended up with I would never thought in a million years they would get married.
Thanks St. Martin's Press for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

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