Go Elizabeth, were rooting for you!
Double Love by Francine Pascal
4 out of 5 stars
Double Love Book One in the Sweet Valley High series by Francine Pascal was extremely better than I originally thought it would be.
Elizabeth Wakefield is the smart, level-headed, melt into the background twin.
Jessica Wakefield is the deceitful, social ladder climbing cheerleading squad captain twin.
Todd Wilkins is the perfect, hot, football player they both want.
Jessica is use to getting her way, but for the first time her competition, Elizabeth, isnt going to give up. In a world of high school drama, lies, crushes, twins, and rumors, how can you survive?
I am usually not into the girly, boy snatching drama stories, but this time I couldnt help but get caught up in the plot and dramas. All the characters are completely realistic. Almost right off the bat I feel sorry for Elizabeth who is getting used by her own twin, Jessica. At the exactly same time I feel angry at Jessica for being so low. It was weird, I actually felt proud of Elizabeth when she finally stood up against her sister and told her so couldnt use her anymore. Then it got even better when Todd came to his sense and realized Elizabeth was the one he wanted, not Jessica. I mean, I was completely pulled in and rooting for her!
Drinking and thought to be affairs were brought up. But every time that happened in the book, it was clearly looked down upon, so I dont think they should be any reason for not reading the book.
I believe it was a good decision on the authors part to include Enid as a loyal and true friend to Elizabeth. If Elizabeth hadnt had someone who believed in her out of all those people, I dont think it could have been realistic or likely that she wouldnt have been emotionally scarred or depressed from all the rumors and hurtful crud thrown her way.
Double Love is one high school drama that will stay with you, and have you reading more. (It did for me, the tomboy!)
Review Date: August 12th, 2008