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Bitter Rivals | Francine Pascal, Kate William
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Growing up I read the Sweet Valley Twins, so I knew Amy from those books. It was neat to see her again, and definitely a conflict for Elizabeth. I don‘t remember reading this book in my teens. There was a lot of manipulation in this book for my taste, so it just fell flat for me.
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Rags to Riches | Francine Pascal, Kate William
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Reading through a big lot of SVH books I got on eBay. None of them are earth-shattering reads, but nostalgia can be fun! Jessica is up to her crafty ways again!
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Slajaunie I never read those as a teen. I read Victoria Holt instead. 2mo
keys_on_fire @Slajaunie I read some Victoria Holt as well! Wow, hadn‘t thought about those in years...😁 2mo
Slajaunie Well I named my first child Victoria after those books. I did not realize that was not the author‘s real name at the time. 🙄. I loved that name anyway. 2mo
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Seventeenth Summer | Maureen Daly
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This was a hard one for me...
Pros: It doesn‘t seem like it was written in the 40‘s, & the descriptions could be really vivid. It‘s a significant book, as it‘s considered one of the earliest “teen” books.
Cons: I had a hard time relating to the narrator, who hardly spoke throughout the book. I expected angst, but not sections where the boy love interest is talking to her but we rarely see her replies. Just odd.
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Re-reading my SVH‘s as part of my #paperbackcrush challenge. This book was the first that had neither of the Wakefield sisters on the cover. It‘s main story is about Lila, Jessica Wakefield‘s best friend. The twins are definitely still very present in the story, along with all the stereotypes that SVH is known for. Mindless and nostalgic reading at its best! However, not one of my favs in the series...

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Seventeenth Summer | Maureen Daly
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Anastasia Krupnik | Lois Lowry
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Very quick chapter book for middle grade. I enjoyed Anastasia‘s voice and felt she was very real. She interacted with her family in such a way that they took her seriously, which doesn‘t often happen in books. I may have to read another in the series, even though I was just checking this off my #PaperbackCrush list!

Bookwormjillk I wanted her bedroom when I was a kid. 8mo
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Bummer Summer | Ann M Martin
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Easy YA read about a girl who goes to summer camp when her life is turned upside down from her father‘s remarriage. Brought back memories of going to church camp as a kid!
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The Outsiders | SE Hinton
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Getting started on this one tonight! Never read OR have seen the movie...
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CrazyLibraryGirl That was my favorite book I read in middle school. Hope you enjoy it! 9mo
Curiouser_and_curiouser Loved this in high school, movie was good too. Stay gold... 8mo
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Read this because it was mentioned in #PaperbackCrush. The girls in this book make Jessica Wakefield look like a saint! 😂😂 While it was interesting to ‘get away‘ to a different style of living, I don‘t think I‘ll be reading any more of the series. Maybe I‘ll catch and episode of the show on Netflix next...

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Picked up this book as one mentioned in #PaperbackCrush. Totally different genre and style from the halls of Sweet Valley High! While this book did have a plot, it felt more like a big setup for the rest of the series. Not sure if I‘m going to continue reading the rest or not. Reading this on Kindle, there were quite a few punctuation mistakes.