Monday, May 26, 2008

Enchanting Review: Sweet Valley High: Double Love

Contemporary Young Adult
ISBN 978-0-440-42262-4
223 Pages
Paperback - Available Now

Rating: 3.5 Enchantments

Welcome to the town of Sweet Valley, hometown to twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield. They may look identical, but their personalities couldn't be any more different.

Elizabeth is the stereotypical 'good girl'. Good grades, good attitude and at times a little naïve, especially when it comes to her twin sister, while Jessica plays her role of the 'bad' sister equally well. Jessica wants what she wants and she's determined to get it, even if that means going up against her sister. She's willing to sabotage Liz's possible relationship with the hottie football captain Todd Wilkins, just because she likes him too.

When a case of mistaken identity slanders good girl Elizabeth's reputation, will Jessica finally come clean and admit the truth that it was her who came home in the back seat of a cop car? Or will she prefer to stay silent and watch Todd, not to mention the rest of the students at SVH, believe the gossip and condemn Liz for something she didn't even do? And if she does tell the truth, will anyone choose to believe her?

But that's not the only storyline going on in the book. Two powerful Sweet Valley families are after the property the high school football field is on and the Wakefield sisters' father is on the case. While the girls wonder about all the late hours he's working (is he having an affair?), older brother Steven is a mystery all to himself. He's been coming from University every weekend but they barely see him. What's he really up to?

The Sweet Valley High series has been revamped and brought up to date for today's teens. Blogs, cell phones, digital cameras, web pages, everything that didn't exist in the original version is here for today's version of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield.

SWEET VALLEY HIGH: DOUBLE LOVE is a good kick off to the Sweet Valley High series. The friendly rivalry between sisters Elizabeth and Jessica is sure to entertain fans of this revamped series.

YA Director
Enchanting Reviews
May 2008

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