Double Love (Sweet Valley High #1)
Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are identical twins at Sweet Valley High. They`re both popular, smart, and gorgeous, but that's where the similarity ends. Elizabeth is friendly, outgoing, and sincere nothing like her snobbish and conniving twin. Jessica gets what she wants at school, with friends, and especially with boys.
This time, Jessica has set her sights on Todd Wilkins, the handsome star of the basketball team the one boy that Elizabeth really likes. Elizabeth doesn't want to lose him, but what Jessica wants, Jessica usually gets... even if it ends up hurting her sister.
Meet the Wakefield twins, their guys, and the rest of the gang at Sweet Valley High....
This series and the many before it really cemented my love of reading. It is just a lot of fun and gave me a character to like and admire, Elizabeth. Her sister on the other hand I have always found as being tolerable at best and despicable at worst, her friends (Lila Fowler in particular..) even worse. This book does a great job introducing all who will be the key characters for hundreds of books to come.
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
Sweet Valley High: Double Love
by Francine Pascal
Elizabeth Wakefield is a blameless, innocent highschooler living in Sweet Valley, California. She runs the school blog, reports for the school newspaper, and also has a crush on the captain of the basketball team. And whats more, he might like her back.
Her plans on getting Todd to ask her to the school dance are delayed when her twin sister (popular, "thrilling"), jessica, interfers.
Jessica Wakefield has always gotten whatever she wants... and now whatever Elizabeth wants too: Todd.
Mr. Wakefield is a lawyer and spends his days and nights with his "lovely" assistant, Marianna West. A little TOO much time, Elizabeth and Jessica think. Could he possibly be cheating on their innocent mother?
In the end, Elizabeth and Jessica find out that Mr. Wakefield did not have an affair with Marianna, Elizabeth gets the guy and avenges Jessica. I could have done with out the last chapter but some people like to read the "final revenge".
In my opinion, this book was poorly written, average, and ordinary. It is a typical book about two L.A. teens who have to go through with being sixteen. And when you live by Los Angeles, drugs, beer, driving, and boyfriends come with it.
I am not saying that it is not worth reading, because if it was published it was worth reading in someone's eys. Just not mine.