I loved the Sweet Valley High books when I was a teen (much to my mum’s disgust – they hardly helped with my GCSE’s!) I think I wanted to be Jessica (the outgoing, party-going and a bit mean twin) as opposed to Elizabeth (the studious, calm twin). As soon as I opened the book the writing was familiar – I half expected a comment about how beautiful they were with their peaches and cream skin! I was also slightly disappointed straightaway though – I had wanted the writing to have grown up with me. Yes, the characters were now adults and yes there was swearing from time to time but the book did not feel like it was written for an adult.
I won’t give away too much about the story as I suspect there will be a lot of thirty somethings wanting to read this book – it was very easy to work out how it would end though, is all I will say. I was again a bit puzzled that the book was set so much in New York, one thing I do remember from the teen books are the lovely descriptions of the area of Sweet Valley. There’s not much more I can say really without giving away the story – Maybe worth a read if you a massive SV fan – it won’t take up too much of your day. My score 2 out of 5.
I’m glad I read it to satisfy my curiosity – perhaps I’ve just grown up since I was fourteen (and there was me thinking I hadn’t!)
This book also counts as number 2 in my aim to read 100 by the time I am 40 (see the rest of the countdown here)
And guess what? Because I have finally finished something, I can also enter it into Cara at Freckles Family’s Finished it Friday – I am on fire!!!