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Francine Pascal

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Francine Pascal grew up in New York City and attended New York University. She is the author of the Sweet Valley High series, featuring twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield. She had originally planned the idea for a daytime soap for teens, but a close friend talked her into making the idea into a visa mer book series instead. Pascal has also written "Hangin' Out with Cici, which became an ABC After School Special called "My Mother Was Never a Kid", "The Hand-Me-Down Kid," also made into an ABC After School Special, "My First Love and Other Disasters," and "Love and Betrayal & Hold the Mayo." She has also worked on a musical and several adult books, and is the executive director for the Sweet Valley High TV show. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

(eng) Francine Pascal was the creator of the Sweet Valley series, to represent ghost-writers of her series, she created the pen names of Jamie Suzanne (a combination of the names of her daughters), Laurie John, or Kate William (but not Kate Williams, who is a real and separate person. Even though there may be Sweet Valley books incorrectly attributed to her.)


Verk av Francine Pascal

Rivaler i kärlek (1984) — Creator — 522 exemplar
Best Friends (1986) — Creator — 374 exemplar
Den förfärliga hemligheten (1983) — Creator — 356 exemplar
Teacher's Pet (1986) — Creator — 285 exemplar
Fearless (1999) 282 exemplar
Leka med elden (1983) — Creator — 270 exemplar
Spökhuset (1986) 258 exemplar
Hämnden är ljuv (1984) — Creator — 247 exemplar
Choosing Sides (1986) 236 exemplar
Älskade syster (1984) — Creator — 230 exemplar
Föräldralös (1987) — Creator — 225 exemplar
Sneaking Out (1987) 224 exemplar
Ensam i natten (1984) — Creator — 219 exemplar
För kärleks skull (1984) 218 exemplar
Sweet Valley saga. [D. 1] (1991) — Creator — 214 exemplar
Mallgrodan (1987) 208 exemplar
Sam (1999) 194 exemplar
Elisabeth är kidnappad! (1984) — Creator — 190 exemplar
First Place (1987) 189 exemplar
Run (1999) 176 exemplar
Heart Breaker (1984) — Creator — 175 exemplar
Med dåligt rykte (1984) — Creator — 174 exemplar
Mobbad (1987) 171 exemplar
SVH #020: Kärlekens offer (1985) — Creator — 171 exemplar
Racing Hearts (1984) 169 exemplar
Tug of War (1987) 168 exemplar
När kärleken dör (1984) — Creator — 167 exemplar
Lurande lögner (1984) — Creator — 164 exemplar
Födelsedagsfesten (1987) 159 exemplar
Fearless: Fearless; Sam; Run (2012) 157 exemplar
Misstänkta (1987) 157 exemplar
Sweet Valley Saga: Familjen Wakefield (1992) — Creator — 156 exemplar
Mini-olympiaden (1987) 156 exemplar
Perfect Summer (1985) 155 exemplar
Out of Place (1988) 152 exemplar
SVH #032: Den nya Jessica (1986) — Creator — 151 exemplar
Kiss (2000) 149 exemplar
Ovänner (1988) 147 exemplar
SVH #015: En ny syster (1985) 147 exemplar
Twisted (Fearless 4) (2000) 145 exemplar
SVH #018: Jag lämnar dig aldrig (1985) — Creator — 145 exemplar
The Older Boy (1987) 145 exemplar
SVH #017: Svindlande kärlek (1985) 145 exemplar
Stretching the Truth (1987) 144 exemplar
SVH #021: Farväl för alltid (1986) — Creator — 141 exemplar
Rags to Riches (1985) — Creator — 140 exemplar
Elisabeths stora misstag (1984) — Creator — 140 exemplar
Tjejer! (1988) 139 exemplar
SVU #01: Collegeliv (1993) 138 exemplar
SVH #026: Tagen som gisslan (1986) — Creator — 137 exemplar
The Class Trip (1988) 137 exemplar
Payback (2000) 137 exemplar
SVH #019: Svekfulla planer (1985) 137 exemplar
Center of Attention (1988) 134 exemplar
Rebel (Fearless 7) (2000) 133 exemplar
Den falska tvillingen (1993) 133 exemplar
Skolkarna (1988) 132 exemplar
The Christmas Ghost (1989) 126 exemplar
En magisk sommar (1986) 126 exemplar
Runaway Hamster (1989) 125 exemplar
Bitter Rivals (1986) — Creator — 124 exemplar
Say Goodbye (1985) 124 exemplar
SVH #031: Oväntad rival (1986) — Creator — 123 exemplar
Förändringen (1989) 122 exemplar
Surprise! Surprise! (1989) 122 exemplar
Bluffen (1990) 121 exemplar
SVH #028: Hemlig längtan (1986) — Creator — 121 exemplar
Kärlek på Rivieran (1986) 121 exemplar
Heat (2000) 120 exemplar
Claim to Fame (1988) 120 exemplar
Memories (1986) — Creator — 120 exemplar
On the Edge (1987) — Creator — 120 exemplar
The Carnival Ghost (1990) 119 exemplar
Aprilskämtet (1989) 117 exemplar
Elizabeth's First Kiss (1990) 117 exemplar
Nowhere to Run (1986) 117 exemplar
Liar (2000) 117 exemplar
Hangin' out with Cici (1977) 116 exemplar
Spionen (1988) 116 exemplar
Ingen vanlig jul (1985) 115 exemplar
SVH #022: Kärlekens krav (1985) — Creator — 115 exemplar
Översittaren (1988) 114 exemplar
Mary is Missing (1990) 114 exemplar
Troublemaker (1988) — Creator — 113 exemplar
Jealous Lies (1986) — Creator — 113 exemplar
Slam Book Fever (1988) — Creator — 113 exemplar
Hundvänner (1989) 112 exemplar
The Magic Christmas (1992) 112 exemplar
Elizabeth's New Hero (1989) 112 exemplar
The Ghost in the Graveyard (1990) 112 exemplar
Svikna löften (1986) 112 exemplar
Jessica's Cat Trick (1990) 108 exemplar
Outcast (1987) — Creator — 107 exemplar
Jessica on Stage (1989) 107 exemplar
Left Behind (1988) 106 exemplar
Försvunnen (1989) 106 exemplar
Blood (2000) 106 exemplar
SVH #037: Falska rykten (1987) — Creator — 105 exemplar
On the Run (1988) 104 exemplar
SVH #027: Sviket förtroende (1986) — Creator — 103 exemplar
En oförglömlig resa (1988) 103 exemplar
SVH #035: Blind vrede (1987) — Creator — 102 exemplar
SVH #038: Skilda vägar? (1987) — Creator — 102 exemplar
Anden i glaset (1989) 100 exemplar
SVH #039: Hemlig beundrare (1987) — Creator — 100 exemplar
Hemligheten (1990) 100 exemplar
SVH #034: Kärlek med förhinder (1987) — Creator — 99 exemplar
Trust (2000) 98 exemplar
Bad (Fearless) (2001) 98 exemplar
SVH #033: Ny i familjen (1987) — Creator — 98 exemplar
The Big Camp Secret (1989) 97 exemplar
Den falska tvillingens hämnd (1995) 97 exemplar
Kronprinsen (1989) 96 exemplar
Jessica the Rock Star (1989) 96 exemplar
Killer (2000) 95 exemplar
No Place to Hide (1988) 95 exemplar
Family Secrets (1988) — Creator — 95 exemplar
SVH #036: Våga välja (1987) — Creator — 93 exemplar
Brevvännen (1990) 93 exemplar
Missing (2001) 93 exemplar
Kill Game (2005) 93 exemplar
The Fatal Night (1989) 92 exemplar
The Twins' Mystery Teacher (1989) 92 exemplar
The New Elizabeth (1990) 91 exemplar
Spring Fever (1987) 91 exemplar
Second Chance (1989) — Creator — 90 exemplar
Brokenhearted (1989) — Creator — 89 exemplar
Balens drottning (1993) 89 exemplar
Playing for Keeps (1988) — Creator — 88 exemplar
Pretenses (1988) — Creator — 88 exemplar
Rubinhalsbandet (1993) 88 exemplar
Tears (2001) 86 exemplar
SVH #040: Sandras lögn (1988) — Creator — 86 exemplar
Lilas sommar (1989) 86 exemplar
Elizabeth's Secret Diary (1994) — Creator — 85 exemplar
A Killer on Board (Sweet Valley High Super Thrillers) (1995) — Creator — 85 exemplar
Lost at Sea (1989) — Creator — 85 exemplar
Who's Who? (1990) 85 exemplar
Enhörningarna på Hawaii (1991) 85 exemplar
The Morning After (1993) 84 exemplar
The Patmans of Sweet Valley (1997) 84 exemplar
White Lies (1989) — Creator — 83 exemplar
Hard Choices (1988) — Creator — 81 exemplar
Segraren (1990) 81 exemplar
Förtroendet (1990) 81 exemplar
Who's To Blame (1990) 81 exemplar
In Love Again (1989) 80 exemplar
Love (2002) 80 exemplar
Flee (Fearless #17) (2001) 80 exemplar
The Arrest (1993) 79 exemplar
Shock (2002) 79 exemplar
The Case of the Secret Santa (1990) 79 exemplar
A Married Woman (1994) 79 exemplar
Jessica's Bad Idea (1989) 78 exemplar
The Love Bet (1990) 78 exemplar
Out of Reach (1988) — Creator — 78 exemplar
The Stolen Diary (1992) 77 exemplar
The Verdict (1993) — Creator — 77 exemplar
Before Gaia (1992) 77 exemplar
Vålnaden (1992) 77 exemplar
Naked (2001) 76 exemplar
Perfect Shot (1989) — Creator — 76 exemplar
Elizabeth's Valentine (1990) 76 exemplar
Sex (2002) 75 exemplar
Drömresan (1991) 73 exemplar
The Ruling Class (2004) 73 exemplar
Almost Married (1994) — Creator — 73 exemplar
The Parent Plot (1990) 71 exemplar
The Twins' Little Sister (1991) 71 exemplar
Första kärleken (1979) 71 exemplar
Twins (2002) 71 exemplar
Decisions (1988) — Creator — 71 exemplar
Blind (2001) 70 exemplar
A Stranger in the House (1995) — Creator — 70 exemplar
Amy Moves In (1991) 70 exemplar
He's Watching You (1995) 70 exemplar
Against the Odds (1989) — Creator — 69 exemplar
Live Bait (2005) 69 exemplar
Ms. Quarterback (1990) — Creator — 69 exemplar
Lucy Takes the Reins (1991) 69 exemplar
Two Boy Weekend (1989) — Creator — 68 exemplar
Ombytta roller (1993) 68 exemplar
Miss Teen Sweet Valley (1991) 68 exemplar
The Ghost of Tricia Martin (1990) 68 exemplar
Can't Stay Away (1999) 68 exemplar
The Love of Her Life (1994) 67 exemplar
Beware the Baby-Sitter (1993) 67 exemplar
Glasögonen (1991) 67 exemplar
The Curse of the Golden Heart (1994) 67 exemplar
The Hand-Me-Down-Kid (1980) 67 exemplar
Date with a Werewolf (1994) — Creator — 66 exemplar
Jessica's Zoo Adventure (1990) 66 exemplar
The Twins Get Caught (1990) 66 exemplar
Boy Trouble (1990) 66 exemplar
Förvandlingen (1994) 65 exemplar
Beware the Wolfman (1994) — Creator — 65 exemplar
Agent Out (2006) 64 exemplar
Rock Star's Girl (1991) 64 exemplar
Livsfarlig linje (1992) 64 exemplar
Love and Death in London (1994) — Creator — 64 exemplar
My Best Friend's Boyfriend (1992) 64 exemplar
The Long-Lost Brother (1991) — Creator — 63 exemplar
Lila's Secret (1990) 63 exemplar
Sorority Scandal (1995) 62 exemplar
Your Basic Nightmare (1999) 62 exemplar
Trouble at Home (1990) 62 exemplar
Fear (2002) 62 exemplar
Jessica's Big Mistake (1990) 61 exemplar
Två världar (1999) 61 exemplar
Regina's Legacy (1991) 61 exemplar
Sweet Valley Trick or Treat (1990) 61 exemplar
Kidnapped by the Cult! (1992) 60 exemplar
The Secret of the Magic Pen (1995) 60 exemplar
A Deadly Christmas (1994) — Creator — 60 exemplar
Betrayed (2011) 60 exemplar
Inträdesprovet (1991) 60 exemplar
Jessica the Genius (1995) 60 exemplar
Escape (2003) 60 exemplar
Beslutet (1991) 59 exemplar
The Boyfriend War (1994) 59 exemplar
Good-bye to Love (1994) 59 exemplar
Jessica Quits the Squad (1995) 59 exemplar
Murder in Paradise (1995) 59 exemplar
Dance of Death (1996) 58 exemplar
Friend Against Friend (1990) 58 exemplar
Take Back the Night (1995) 58 exemplar
Julängeln (1993) 58 exemplar
Don't Go Home With John (1993) 58 exemplar
Alone (2002) 58 exemplar
Starring Jessica! (1991) 57 exemplar
No Means No (1995) 57 exemplar
Enid's Story (1990) 57 exemplar
Running for Her Life (1996) 57 exemplar
Billie's Secret (1996) 57 exemplar
Bruce's Story (1990) 57 exemplar
Lost (1970) 57 exemplar
The Pom-Pom Wars (1995) 57 exemplar
Amy's True Love (1991) 56 exemplar
Home for Christmas (1994) 56 exemplar
Freak (2003) 56 exemplar
Teacher Crush (1989) — Creator — 56 exemplar
Kiss of the Vampire (1995) 56 exemplar
S. S. Heartbreak (1995) 56 exemplar
Jessica the Thief (1993) 55 exemplar
Earthquake (1998) 55 exemplar
Aftershock (1998) 55 exemplar
I've Got a Secret (1999) 55 exemplar
Steven's Bride (1992) 55 exemplar
The Charm School Mystery (1992) 55 exemplar
The Roommate (1996) 55 exemplar
The Haunted Burial Ground (1994) 55 exemplar
The House of Death (1808) 55 exemplar
"V" for Victory (1995) 55 exemplar
The One That Got Away (1999) 54 exemplar
Happily Ever After (1997) — Creator — 54 exemplar
The Treasure of Death Valley (1995) 54 exemplar
One Last Kiss (1997) 54 exemplar
Maria Who? (1999) 54 exemplar
Operation Love Match (1994) 54 exemplar
Elizabeth the Impossible (1991) 54 exemplar
Naked Eye (2006) 54 exemplar
Wanted for Murder (1888) 54 exemplar
The Perfect Girl (1991) 54 exemplar
Äggröra (1993) 53 exemplar
Tall, Dark, and Deadly (1996) 53 exemplar
Föräldrafritt! (1991) 53 exemplar
Normal (2004) 53 exemplar
So Cool (1999) 53 exemplar
Kiss of a Killer (1996) 53 exemplar
Deadly Attraction (1995) 53 exemplar
College Cruise (1995) 53 exemplar
The High School War (1996) 53 exemplar
Terror (2004) 52 exemplar
Gåvan (1992) 52 exemplar
Double Crossed (1994) 52 exemplar
Death Threat (1994) 52 exemplar
Say It to My Face (1999) 52 exemplar
Jessica the Baby-Sitter (1990) 52 exemplar
A Kiss Before Dying (1996) — Creator — 52 exemplar
Behind Closed Doors (1995) 52 exemplar
Jessica Against Bruce (1992) 51 exemplar
Big Brother's In Love (1992) 51 exemplar
Dead Before Dawn (1860) 51 exemplar
Nightmare in Death Valley (1995) — Creator — 51 exemplar
The Twins and the Wild West (1990) 51 exemplar
Fake (2004) 51 exemplar
R for Revenge (1997) — Creator — 50 exemplar
Cover Girls (1997) 50 exemplar
Soap Star (1992) 50 exemplar
The Other Woman (1995) 50 exemplar
A Royal Pain (2001) 50 exemplar
Rosa's Lie (1992) 50 exemplar
In Love with the Enemy (1996) 50 exemplar
If You Only Knew (1999) 50 exemplar
Gone (2004) 50 exemplar
Elizabeth's Rival (1996) 50 exemplar
Stepsisters (1993) 50 exemplar
Romeo and 2 Juliets (1995) 50 exemplar
Once Upon a Time (1997) 49 exemplar
Olivia's Story (1991) 49 exemplar
All About Love (2000) 49 exemplar
Gaia Abducted (2000) 49 exemplar
Three Girls and a Guy (2000) 49 exemplar
University, Interrupted (2001) 49 exemplar
The It Guy (2000) 49 exemplar
Filmstjärnan (1991) 49 exemplar
Sarah's Dad and Sophia's Mom (1992) 49 exemplar
So Not Me (2000) 49 exemplar
The Girl They Both Loved (1991) 48 exemplar
Good-bye, Elizabeth (1998) 48 exemplar
Left at the Alter (1994) 48 exemplar
Lögnen (1992) 48 exemplar
Rockstjärnan (1992) 48 exemplar
The Dating Game (1991) 48 exemplar
Todd's Story (1992) 48 exemplar
Bad Girl (2000) 48 exemplar
Tankeläsarna (1993) 48 exemplar
Shipboard Wedding (1995) 48 exemplar
Lust (2002) 48 exemplar
Broken Angel (1999) 48 exemplar
Starring Winston Egbert (1990) 47 exemplar
Save the Unicorns (1994) 47 exemplar
Vadet (1992) 47 exemplar
As If I Care (2000) 47 exemplar
Kärleksbrygden (1993) 47 exemplar
Jessica's Secret Love (1994) 47 exemplar
Elizabeth's Heartbreak (1997) 47 exemplar
Jessica the Nerd (1992) 46 exemplar
Tvillingarna i Paris (1996) 46 exemplar
Lyckträffen (1994) 46 exemplar
Exposed (2004) 46 exemplar
The Trial of Jessica Wakefield (1996) 46 exemplar
Split Decision (2000) 46 exemplar
Frostiga relationer (1996) 46 exemplar
Love Letters For Sale (1992) 46 exemplar
What Winston Saw (1997) 46 exemplar
Chase (2003) 45 exemplar
London Calling (2001) 45 exemplar
Cheating to Win (1991) 45 exemplar
The Twins Go to the Hospital (1991) 45 exemplar
To Catch a Thief (1997) — Creator — 45 exemplar
Take Me On (1999) 45 exemplar
It's My Life (1999) 45 exemplar
Last Wish (1998) 45 exemplar
Killer at Sea (1997) 44 exemplar
Camp Killer (1996) 44 exemplar
Backstabber (2000) 44 exemplar
Falling Apart (2000) 44 exemplar
College Weekend (1995) 44 exemplar
Love and Murder (1998) 44 exemplar
Stackars Lila! (1992) 44 exemplar
Spy Girl (1997) 44 exemplar
What Jessica Wants . . . (1998) 44 exemplar
Jessica's Snobby Club (1992) 44 exemplar
If I Die Before I Wake (1996) 43 exemplar
Jessicas första kyss (1997) 43 exemplar
Fight Fire with Fire (1998) — Creator — 43 exemplar
Cathrines hemliga dröm (1985) 43 exemplar
Close to You (2001) 43 exemplar
Wired (2004) 43 exemplar
Skokompisar (1999) 43 exemplar
Escape to New York (1998) 42 exemplar
Elizabeth and Todd Forever (1997) 42 exemplar
Sweet Kiss of Summer (1996) 42 exemplar
Sweet 18 (2003) — Creator — 42 exemplar
For the Love of Ryan (1996) 42 exemplar
Nothing Is Forever (2000) 42 exemplar
Betjänterna (1994) 42 exemplar
Are We In Love? (1993) 42 exemplar
On My Own (2000) 42 exemplar
She's Not What She Seems (1993) 42 exemplar
Meet Me at Midnight (1996) 42 exemplar
A Picture Perfect Prom? (1998) — Creator — 42 exemplar
Elizabeth Betrayed (1992) 42 exemplar
Sjundeklassaren (1995) 42 exemplar
Breaking Away (1998) 41 exemplar
The Cousin War (1995) 41 exemplar
Sweet Valley Slumber Party (1991) 41 exemplar
In Love with a Prince (1993) 41 exemplar
Ryktet går (1999) 41 exemplar
The Boys of Summer (1997) 41 exemplar
Too Hot to Handle (1997) — Creator — 41 exemplar
Den hemlige pojkvännen (1995) 41 exemplar
Here Comes the Bride (1996) 41 exemplar
His Secret Past (1996) 41 exemplar
Jessica's Older Guy (1995) 41 exemplar
Jessica Takes Manhattan (1997) 41 exemplar
Channel X (1998) 41 exemplar
Never Let Go (2000) 40 exemplar
Meant to Be (1600) 40 exemplar
Elizabeth Is Mine (1998) 40 exemplar
I nattens mörker (1996) 40 exemplar
Balettdansösen (1993) 40 exemplar
Änglavakt (1993) 40 exemplar
Please Forgive Me (1998) 40 exemplar
Försökskaninen (1994) 40 exemplar
Lila's New Flame (1997) — Creator — 39 exemplar
Maria's Movie Comeback (1994) 39 exemplar
Straight Up (1600) 39 exemplar
Elaka Elisabeth (1995) 39 exemplar
The Beast Must Die (1996) 39 exemplar
The Best Friend Game (1994) 39 exemplar
Model Flirt (1997) 39 exemplar
Downstairs, Upstairs (2001) 39 exemplar
Busted! (1996) 39 exemplar
The Gossip War (1994) 39 exemplar
Lillasystern (1994) 39 exemplar
Elizabeth Loves New York (1998) 38 exemplar
Party Weekend (1998) 38 exemplar
Where We Belong (2001) 38 exemplar
Dubbelliv (1993) 38 exemplar
Don't Let Go (1865) 38 exemplar
The Truth About Ryan (1997) 38 exemplar
Private Jessica (1998) 38 exemplar
Undercover Angels (1997) 37 exemplar
Out of the Picture (1997) 37 exemplar
Rockhörningen (1993) 37 exemplar
The Big Night (1998) — Creator — 37 exemplar
I Need You (2001) 37 exemplar
Ögon i natten (1996) 37 exemplar
Lila's Haunted House Party (1991) 37 exemplar
It Can't Happen Here (1995) 37 exemplar
Too Late (2001) 36 exemplar
Fearless Elizabeth (1991) 36 exemplar
Halvsystern (1994) 36 exemplar
Don't Answer the Phone (1998) 36 exemplar
Beauty and the Beach (1997) — Creator — 36 exemplar
Jordbävningen (1994) 35 exemplar
Road Trip (2001) 35 exemplar
Elizabeth and Jessica Run Away (1992) 35 exemplar
Utbytesstudenten (1992) 35 exemplar
The Mother-Daughter Switch (1995) 35 exemplar
Stay or Go (2001) 35 exemplar
Mystery Date (1998) 35 exemplar
Max's Choice (2001) 35 exemplar
I'll Never Love Again (1766) 35 exemplar
Sweet Valley Cleanup Team (1992) 35 exemplar
Trädkramarna (1993) 35 exemplar
Tre dagar, två nätter (2000) 35 exemplar
Killer Party (2000) 35 exemplar
Summer of Love (1999) 35 exemplar
The Price of Love (1998) 34 exemplar
Jessica's Cookie Disaster (1995) 34 exemplar
Face It (2000) 34 exemplar
Love Me Always (1998) 34 exemplar
Unicorns in Love (1994) 34 exemplar
Julfesten (1997) 34 exemplar
Stranded (1999) 34 exemplar
Escape from Terror Island (1995) 34 exemplar
Elizabeth's Broken Arm (1992) 34 exemplar
Välja sida (1999) 33 exemplar
Loving the Enemy (1999) 33 exemplar
Steven's Enemy (1994) 33 exemplar
Caroline's Mystery Dolls (1991) 33 exemplar
Skrämselkriget (1995) 33 exemplar
Cousin Kelly's Family Secret (1991) 33 exemplar
How to Ruin a Friendship (1999) 33 exemplar
Elizabeth's Summer Love (1996) 33 exemplar
Jessica the TV Star (1991) 33 exemplar
Tearing Me Apart (2001) 32 exemplar
Get a Clue (2002) 32 exemplar
Me, Me, Me (2001) 32 exemplar
The First Time (2000) 32 exemplar
Secret Love Diaries: Elizabeth (2000) 32 exemplar
Jessica and the Jumbo Fish (1991) 32 exemplar
Very Bad Things (2000) 32 exemplar
Robbery at the Mall (1994) 32 exemplar
Left-Out Elizabeth (1990) 32 exemplar
Jessica's Animal Instincts (1996) 32 exemplar
Cathrines nya liv (1985) 32 exemplar
Crybaby Lois (1990) 31 exemplar
Be Mine (2002) 31 exemplar
The Unicorns at War (1995) 31 exemplar
Secret Love Diaries: Jessica (2000) 31 exemplar
Todd Runs Away (1994) 31 exemplar
Lacey's Crush (1999) 31 exemplar
Sneaking In (1998) 31 exemplar
Best of Enemies (2002) 31 exemplar
One 2 Many (1999) 31 exemplar
Whatever (2000) 30 exemplar
You're Not My Sister (1999) 30 exemplar
Jessica's Unburied Treasure (1992) 30 exemplar
Playing Dirty (2001) 30 exemplar
Don't Go in the Basement (1997) 30 exemplar
The Dreaded Ex (2000) 30 exemplar
Rush Week (2000) 30 exemplar
Bossy Steven (1991) 30 exemplar
Control Freak (2001) 30 exemplar
Senior Cut Day (2002) 30 exemplar
Living Together (1999) 30 exemplar
Elizabeth in Love (2000) 30 exemplar
Spådamen Jessica (1996) 29 exemplar
No Rules (1999) 29 exemplar
He's Back (2002) 29 exemplar
Who Knew? (2000) 29 exemplar
Jessica: Next Stop, Jr. High (1998) 29 exemplar
If Wishes Were Horses... (1994) 29 exemplar
Dropping Out (2000) 29 exemplar
The Case of the Haunted Camp (1992) 29 exemplar
Trapped in Toyland (1994) 29 exemplar
The Battle of the Cheerleaders (1996) 29 exemplar
Caroline's Halloween Spell (1992) 28 exemplar
Twins in Love (1996) 28 exemplar
Fooling Around (1999) 28 exemplar
Truth or Dare (1999) 28 exemplar
Deadly Voyage (1995) 28 exemplar
Lila's Birthday Bash (1995) 28 exemplar
Jessica's Mermaid (1994) 28 exemplar
Prom Night (2002) 27 exemplar
Fearless 3: Rebel; Heat; Blood (2014) 27 exemplar
Never Give Up (2002) 27 exemplar
True Love (1985) 27 exemplar
Twin Hearts (1996) 27 exemplar
Fest eller fiasko (1999) 27 exemplar
If Looks Could Kill (1998) 27 exemplar
It Takes Two (2002) 26 exemplar
A New Promise (1987) 26 exemplar
Elizabeth Solves It All (1997) 26 exemplar
Sisters at War (1997) 26 exemplar
Tia in the Middle (2002) 26 exemplar
Cruise Control (2002) 25 exemplar
Too Popular (1999) 25 exemplar
California Love (1995) 25 exemplar
The Twins Hit Hollywood (1997) — Creator — 25 exemplar
Promises Broken (1986) 25 exemplar
Lois and the Sleepover (1994) 25 exemplar
Jessica Goes for Gold (1996) 24 exemplar
Touch and Go (2002) 24 exemplar
Uppvisningen (1992) 24 exemplar
Too Close for Comfort (1995) 24 exemplar
The Easter Bunny Battle (1995) 24 exemplar
Secret Love Diaries: Sam (2000) 24 exemplar
Jessica + Jessica = Trouble (1995) 23 exemplar
Cheating on Anna (1999) 23 exemplar
Pumpkin Fever (1997) 23 exemplar
Små vita lögner (1998) 23 exemplar
Elizabeth's Video Fever (1993) 23 exemplar
The Mysterious Dr. Q (1996) 23 exemplar
Ellen is Home Alone (1993) 23 exemplar
No Escape! (1998) 23 exemplar
No Girls Allowed (1995) 23 exemplar
Best Thanksgiving Ever (1992) 23 exemplar
The Big Race (1993) 23 exemplar
Jessica's Lucky Millions (1997) 23 exemplar
Tender Promises (1986) 23 exemplar
The Twins Go to College (1997) 23 exemplar
Elizabeth the Tattletale (1994) 22 exemplar
Secret Love Diaries: Chloe (2000) 22 exemplar
The Boyfriend Mess (1998) 22 exemplar
Elizabeth the Spy (1996) 22 exemplar
Clueless (2000) 22 exemplar
Breakfast of Enemies (1997) 22 exemplar
Good-Bye, Middle School! (1998) 22 exemplar
A Curse on Elizabeth (1995) 22 exemplar
Andy and the Alien (1992) 21 exemplar
Good-Bye, Eva? (1993) 21 exemplar
Got a Problem? (1999) 21 exemplar
What You Don't Know (2000) 21 exemplar
Happy Mother's Day Lila (1998) 21 exemplar
Cammi's Crush (1997) 21 exemplar
The Missing Tea Set (1993) 20 exemplar
Dreams of Forever (1987) 20 exemplar
The Boyfriend Game (1998) 20 exemplar
Big Brother's in Love Again (1997) 20 exemplar
Wild Child (2000) 20 exemplar
Jessica's Monster Nightmare (1993) 20 exemplar
Down with Queen Janet! (1998) 20 exemplar
I'm So Outta Here (2000) 20 exemplar
True Blue (2000) 20 exemplar
Ellen's Family Secret (1996) 20 exemplar
The Twins' Big Pow-Wow (1993) 19 exemplar
Julie the Karate Kid (1994) 19 exemplar
Don't Talk to Brian (1996) 19 exemplar
She Loves Me... Not (2000) 19 exemplar
She's Back . . . (2001) 19 exemplar
My Perfect Guy (2000) 19 exemplar
Left Back (1992) 19 exemplar
Hands Off! (2000) 19 exemplar
Dance Fever (2001) 19 exemplar
Sweet Valley High, Books 1-12 (2015) — Creator — 19 exemplar
Forever and Always (1987) 18 exemplar
Fearless 3-Book Set (1999) 18 exemplar
Get the Teacher! (1994) 18 exemplar
Keepin' it Real (2000) 18 exemplar
Elizabeth's Piano Lessons (1994) 18 exemplar
Lila's April Fool (1994) 18 exemplar
He's the One (2001) 18 exemplar
Together Forever (1988) 18 exemplar
Robin in the Middle (1993) 18 exemplar
Jessica Gets Spooked (1993) 17 exemplar
Jessica Plays Cupid (1995) 17 exemplar
Drama Queen (2001) 17 exemplar
Elizabeth: Next Stop, Jr. High (1998) 17 exemplar
Lila on the Loose (1996) 17 exemplar
Invisible Me (2000) 17 exemplar
No More Mr. Nice Guy (2001) 16 exemplar
The Magic Puppets (1994) 16 exemplar
Lila's Christmas Angel (1995) 16 exemplar
Rachel's In, Lila's Out (1997) 16 exemplar
Steven's Twin (1994) 15 exemplar
Too Many Good-byes (2001) 15 exemplar
Angels Keep Out (1996) 15 exemplar
Scaredy-Cat Elizabeth (1995) 15 exemplar
Jessica's Secret Friend (1997) 15 exemplar
Kimberly Rides Again (1995) 15 exemplar
Little Drummer Girls (1998) 14 exemplar
The Amazing Jessica (1995) 14 exemplar
Boyfriends for Everyone (1997) 14 exemplar
Jessica Takes Charge (1998) 14 exemplar
Star of the Parade (1994) 14 exemplar
Trapped in the Mall (1998) 14 exemplar
Five Girls and a Baby (1996) 14 exemplar
Steven's Big Crush (1602) 14 exemplar
Elizabeth Hatches an Egg (1996) 14 exemplar
The Halloween War (1995) 13 exemplar
The Macaroni Mess (1997) 13 exemplar
The Jessica and Elizabeth Show (1994) 13 exemplar
Danger: Twins at Work (1998) 12 exemplar
Good-Bye, Mrs. Otis (1997) 12 exemplar
Too Cool for the Unicorns (1996) 11 exemplar
The Case of the Alien Princess (1848) 11 exemplar
Bon Voyage, Unicorns! (1997) 11 exemplar
The Secret of Fantasy Forest (1996) 11 exemplar
Svt Super Summer Fun Book (1990) 11 exemplar
Win One For Sandra (1996) 11 exemplar
Who Will Be Miss Unicorn? (1996) 10 exemplar
Snow Bunnies (1997) 10 exemplar
In Love with Mandy (1997) 9 exemplar
Jessica's Dream Date (1998) 8 exemplar
Sweet Valley Twins (1990) 6 exemplar
Fearless 5 in 1 (Fearless) (2002) 3 exemplar
Vaikea valinta (1999) 3 exemplar
George M! 3 exemplar
Aterragem Forçada Livro 1 (1994) 2 exemplar
The Silent Hand (2004) 2 exemplar
Hästtokig (1991) 2 exemplar
Class Picture Day! (1997) 2 exemplar
Liikaa rakkautta (1999) 2 exemplar
Uusi alku (2000) 2 exemplar
Tvillingarnas hemska helg (2005) 1 exemplar
Sams eller osams? (2000) 1 exemplar
Minnet av Tricia (1994) 1 exemplar
Segraren får allt (1992) 1 exemplar
Ao Longo da Noite 1 exemplar
Amor Perigoso 1 exemplar
A Nova Aluna (1995) 1 exemplar
Amor Duplo Livro 1 1 exemplar
Fantasias do Amor 1 exemplar
Särkyneet sydämet (1999) 1 exemplar
A Casa Assombrada 1 exemplar
Mönstereleven (1997) 1 exemplar
Hemligheter (1997) 1 exemplar
Fearless:… (2000) 1 exemplar
Julspöket : Spökjakten (1998) 1 exemplar
Busungarna (1993) 1 exemplar
Tvillingarna 60: Misstrodd (1999) 1 exemplar
Separação 1 exemplar
Cartas de Amor 1 exemplar
Oväntat bekymmer (1998) 1 exemplar
När allt brister 1 exemplar
Brädad i kärlek 1 exemplar
Pojkvännen (1992) 1 exemplar
Rivaler (2002) 1 exemplar
Tvillingarna 49: Filmen (1997) 1 exemplar
Teaterdrömmar (1994) 1 exemplar
Tvillingarna 12: Skolvalet (1992) 1 exemplar
En ny vän (2008) 1 exemplar
Pop-konserten (1989) 1 exemplar
Farligt dubbelspel (1990) 1 exemplar
Geheimen 1 exemplar
Inte som förr (1996) 1 exemplar

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Full House (2007) — Bidragsgivare — 31 exemplar
Third Wheel (1999) — Redaktör — 24 exemplar
Sweet Valley High Collection: Romance (1998) — Creator — 3 exemplar
Horror in London Collection (Sweet Valley High) (1999) — Creator — 1 exemplar
Summer Danger Collection (Sweet Valley High) (1999) — Creator — 1 exemplar


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Rubin Pascal, Francine
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Pascal, Fran
Manhattan, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Scarsdale, New York, USA
Cannes, France
New York University (BA ∙ 1958)
Pascal, John (writer, second husband)
Stewart, Michael (playwright, brother)
Kort biografi
Creator of mass-market young adult series Sweet Valley and Fearless. Author of several other children's novels, some of which became ABC Afterschool Specials, as well as a few adult novels. With husband John Pascal and brother Michael Stewart, wrote book for Broadway musical "George M!" Worked with John Pascal as screenwriter for ABC soap "The Young Marrieds," and author of novel "The Strange Case of Patty Hearst." Had three daughters, Jamie, Laurie, and Susan, from first marriage. Oldest daughter Jamie died in 2008 of liver disease. Never remarried after John Pascal died of cancer in 1981. Divides her time between homes in New York and the south of France.
Francine Pascal was the creator of the Sweet Valley series, to represent ghost-writers of her series, she created the pen names of Jamie Suzanne (a combination of the names of her daughters), Laurie John, or Kate William (but not Kate Williams, who is a real and separate person. Even though there may be Sweet Valley books incorrectly attributed to her.)



It's Halloween (for the fifth time) and a famous puppeteer is visiting Sweet Valley to put on a show and judge a costume competition. The twins befriend his daughter, who believes her father loves his puppets more than her.

There's a lot of focus in this one on one-off characters, which means that the usual characters are thrust into the background, unfortunately. I wanted more about Lila stealing Jess's Halloween costume idea and less about Sam Who We Will Never See Again.
Tara_Calaby | Jan 20, 2024 |
All miniseries long, I've been waiting for the Christmas season to hit, and boom! Here it is. Chapter one, the twins are dressing for their last day of classes before the winter break. They are both musing over the disaster that was the Jungle Prom, Sam's death, and their estrangement ever since. Both twins have premonitions that something bad is going to happen, but they are so mired in their anger and sadness that they can't really tell if its a true feeling or not.

There is another great early canon touch with the Secret Santa candy canes given out during the last day of school, though Margo has slipped some nasty anonymous messages to both Jessica and Elizabeth. Margo has started regularly impersonating both twins - at school, at home, with friends, etc. Margo thinks she's doing a fabulous job of pulling the wool over everyone's eyes, but in reality, everyone she's with knows that she's not Liz, at least if their interaction is more than a few words. She has an easier time impersonating Jessica, and even contemplates switching her murderous ire to the feisty twin for awhile, but ultimately can't shake her ultimate desire to take over Liz's life. She has a countdown clock running, too: she's going to murder Elizabeth at the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve.

The Wakefields have a strained Christmas celebration (with Margo watching from the shadows), and then the parents are off on their wild goose chase in San Francisco that Margo had arranged in the previous book. Margo has figured out how to sneak into the Wakefield home from a basement window, so she starts coming and going with great regularity. She sneaks into Liz's room, reads her diary, lays in her bed, and even hides in her closet when Liz arrives home unexpectedly. It's really creepy. Liz sees her room in disarray and blames Jessica. She's still mad about Jess hiding the note from Todd, but she can't understand "Jessica's" strange behavior in rifling through her things.

Meanwhile, Margo is making dates with Todd, who is having weird flashbacks to his earlier fling with Jessica, and is also wondering what "Jessica" is trying to pull by impersonating Liz. He doesn't trust his instincts (until its too late). Only Enid looks at Margo-playing-Liz and tells her outright that she doesn't believe its Liz she's talking to; she, too, suspects Jessica, though she doesn't understand the motive.

Margo is also impersonating Jessica, especially around Lila. Lila and her family are off to Paris for Christmas, but are returning just in time to throw a huge, formal ball for New Year's. Margo worms her way into Fowler Crest by pretending to be Jessica, and makes plans to kill Liz at the ball and bury her in the woods behind the pool house.

Jessica is wracked with guilt about spiking Liz's punch at the Jungle Prom, but can't quite bring herself to come clean. James has suddenly dumped her, and she has no idea why. He calls one night and asks her to meet him so he can explain, but unfortunately Margo intercepts the call - and the meeting - and pushes James off a pier.

Josh Smith is still dogging Margo's trail, and when she realizes it, she leads him directly to James, and leaves it looking as if he was the one who killed James instead of her, so he's neatly removed from her plans by being arrested for the murder. After all, who arrives just after but the Wakefield twins and Todd, and who do they see but Josh, standing on the pier looking over?

James's sudden death plunges Jessica into pretty deep despair. Margo, being a sociopath, does not have real emotions and goes on impersonating both twins, though each set of friends finds it incredibly odd that "Jess" and "Liz" are so chirpy and talkative. Nobody really puts two and two together though, which is pretty frustrating. Especially since Margo's interactions with everyone are not convincing - if these people had exchanged notes more regularly, they would've figured out what was going on way before the end of the book.

But alas. The Wakefield parents make it to San Francisco and find nothing is as they thought. The letter Mr Wakefield received is confirmed as a forgery by the company, and they decide to return to Sweet Valley early. Mrs Wakefield is beside herself with worry about her children; every time she calls home she speaks with "Liz" (aka Margo), who assures her that everything is fine, but her mother's intuition keeps telling her something is wrong.

Playing against everyone is the fact that it's apparently the storm of the century in southern California, raining seven straight days from Christmas through New Year's, with plenty of electrical storms and fog. It slows the Wakefield parents' return to Sweet Valley, and obscures the actions going on at the New Year's ball.

Margo finagles the dresses that she and Liz are wearing to the party; when Todd arrives to pick Liz up, he has to look and her long and hard to make sure that she really is Elizabeth. He's determined to stick to her like glue for the entire evening, but of course Liz has to go to the bathroom at some point, and that's when they are separated. Todd thinks he finds her in a dark room at Fowler Crest, but instead he realizes that he's with Margo and she knocks him out with a brass statuette (the tiny picture on the bottom left of the stepback).

Jessica goes to the party alone, for once wearing a completely different outfit from her sister. Steven and Billie are at the Wakefield homestead, watching movies/making out to celebrate the new year. Everyone hears the news when Josh breaks out of the county jail in one last attempt to stop Margo, and everyone is fearful that because he knows Todd and the twins, that he'll be gunning for them.

Jessica goes looking for Liz at Fowler Crest and sees her going into the pool house; she follows her and finds Margo standing over Liz, about to kill her. Todd has regained consciousness and is stumbling around; Steven and Billie have raced to Fowler Crest to check on the twins after finding the phones down; Enid spots Josh Smith near the pool house and sends as rescue party to stop Josh in his tracks.

Meanwhile, Jessica, Liz, and Margo are struggling for the butcher knife. Jess and Liz have both had the prophetic dream about the "twin" with dark hair and the butcher knife at Secca Lake, so they immediately understand what's going on. Jess gets the knife in hand at one point and points it at both girls in pink, unable to figure out which one is which. This is the moment that sticks with me, even thirty years later. Jessica realizes which one is Liz a split second too late; Margo grabs the knife and threatens them both. Mercifully, Jess throws herself over Liz, and Josh slams into the pool house at just the right moment, to knock Margo off the twins, through the plate glass window, and onto the patio below. Margo is killed when a slice of glass cuts into her carotid artery and she bleeds to death.

Josh is telling his story to the police, who believe him now that there's a third "twin" dead nearby. Neither Elizabeth nor Jessica can understand it, but they are so thankful to be alive that they immediately forgive each other, and rush into their mother's arms.

This is certainly a thriller, and it works on every level. It's also a standalone; you don't have to read A Night to Remember or #95-99 in order to understand what's going on here - all of the relevant info is recapped. Margo has finally put all of her plans into motion, and while she is clever, she's not nearly as clever as she thinks. No one that she interacts with for any length of time believes that she's Elizabeth, not even Mrs Wakefield or Todd. If anything, she'd have had an easier time slotting herself into Jessica's life, but she thinks Jess is weak and pathetic.

Reading this as an adult, I kinda felt sorry for Margo. She's absolutely insane, but she's also deluding herself for thinking that she'd get away with it. Her answer to not getting her way is to kill, and what makes her think that even if she did successfully off Elizabeth and take over her identity, and anyone would believe that Liz would kill as easily and as often as Margo did? Sure, she was on trial for involuntary manslaughter for Sam's death, but she was acquitted. Only someone who was totally bananapants beyond-the-bend would think that was a good cover for committing murder.

Anyway. Margo is a sad, mad, awful, evil person, but knowing that she'd never get away with it - when she hesitates to kill Elizabeth at the end - takes away some of the suspenseful feeling. Also: no one is as dumb as pretty much everyone acts here, and no way is Josh the only person on Margo's trail throughout all of this.

Other disappointing factors: that Josh never explains how he put together Margo's murderous past; and that Jessica never tells Elizabeth about spiking the punch at the Jungle Prom (supposedly Liz 'intuits' it from a series of dreams, where her subconscious magically allows her to see Jessica doing it, and why she did it).

But, this is rightly considered the best book of the entire SVH series, and it definitely holds up as such. There was no going back to the slim, white-spined, early canon series after this, and indeed, SVH quickly goes off the rails in increasingly dramatic and idiotic ways, but damn. What a helluva way to celebrate reaching a milestone series number!

Unfortunately, one of the terribad books that follows this is an actual sequel to the Evil Twin, which is so OTT that I remember being angry that they even attempted to pull it off. Hopefully I will find it less anger-inducing this time around, as we close out our re-read (and this year)!
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eurohackie | 3 andra recensioner | Dec 27, 2023 |
The penultimate book in TGMOAT finds Margo coming completely unhinged, and has a rather irritating subplot of Wacky Baby-sitting Hijinks with a side order of All Adults are Morons, apparently. I think this is the weakest book in the miniseries; maybe this is colored by my adoration of the previous book.

Let's cover the wacky subplot first. One of Winston's neighbors has to go to some unnamed central American country that just had a military coup in order to rescue her husband. She has an eight-month-old baby that she doesn't want to take with her (for obvious reasons), so she stops by to leave the baby with Winston and his parents, promising that she'll be back overnight. There are just two problems with this: Winston's parents are on a weeklong vacation to see relatives, and the baby's mother doesn't come back the next day. Hence, Winston finds himself caring for baby Daisy solo, and for some reason he decides he can't tell any adult person, ever, about this situation. He doesn't want to tell anyone, actually, but he is so comically horrible at caring for Daisy by himself that he relents and tells his girlfriend, who proceeds to invite pretty much every girl in their junior class to Winston's house to assist him. They all instantly fall in love with Daisy, and of course, being girls, know exactly what to do to care for her. (Of course.) Winston and Amy Sutton even make a side bet: if Winston can learn how to properly change a diaper by the end of the week, he gets to dictate the costume Amy wears to Olivia Davidson's upcoming costume party. If he doesn't, Amy will chose his costume.

Winston misses three days of school and returns on a Thursday, carrying baby Daisy in a duffel bag(!). His female friends have agreed to help him watch her while they're at school, each of them taking her for one of the periods. He hides the fact that he brought a baby to school from Chrome Dome Cooper, and they even fool Mr Collins. This whole sequence was just cringingly awful. No adult is going to be that stupid, not even the Sweet Valley adults. But of course they have no idea of this coordinated effort by a group of sixteen year olds, and of course no idea why said kids are taking turns taking care of an eight-month-old baby. I basically had to grit my teeth while reading these scenes; not even the scene where Daisy accidentally unties Bruce's shoelaces while he's rocking out to The Who, and then he unceremoniously falls over his feet when he stands up, was enough to wipe away the absolute cringe of it all.

The main plot follows Margo as she creeps ever close to Elizabeth, sometimes quite literally. She's staking out the Wakefield home, and even greets Alice one afternoon as Liz. She then sees Liz hurrying away from the house and hotwires a car to follow her. She follows Liz all the way to Todd's house and witnesses their happy reunion.( Apparently Jessica kept the note she intercepted from Todd back in #97 instead of tearing it up. Really, Jessica??) Liz is equally happy to be reunited with Todd as she is furious with Jessica for keeping the note from her. Oh, Liz, if only you knew that was the least of Jessica's secrets!

Liz and Todd are blissfully unaware of their witness hiding in the bushes, but Margo has become unhinged to the point of carrying around a butcher knife on the off chance that she can kill Elizabeth at any moment. I'd forgotten this; I thought Margo's plans were much more cold and calculating. But it seems that now that she's close to the twins, she's becoming openly psychotic. The raspy voice she hears in her head is now coming out of her mouth (a creepy notion), and her patience is wearing thin with everyone, not just the twins.

Margo gets a job at the Little Darlings Day Care center, where she starts pumping the kids for information about the ever-popular Wakefields.

James, Jessica's new boyfriend who's also been feeding Margo information about the twins in exchange for money, is starting to second-guess this deal. Margo is creeping him out, and he's both annoyed and frightened by her. He's also starting to care for Jessica. This doesn't stop him from giving Margo all the details about Jessica's costume for the ball, of course, but he does wonder if he did the right thing. (Spoiler alert: no, he didn't.)

The main plot and the subplot intersect when Winston is convinced to take baby Daisy to Little Darlings after her parents have been gone for nearly a week, because he can't take care of her anymore. He talks to Margo on several occasions, and even leaves Daisy with her in the second-to-last chapter. This is where my lone memory of the book comes in: Winston driving Daisy around in his orange VW Beetle. Winston, too, is creeped out by Margo, though he can't put his finger on why. It doesn't help that she shows up to his house one day in the middle of the book, offering to take care of Daisy.

Margo has honed in on Daisy because she's seen Elizabeth interact with the baby and feels that this is the key to getting close to her. She's more right than she realizes, when Liz unexpectedly shows up at Winston's house that same day. For the first time ever, Margo is speechless and unprepared to be so close to her prey. She actually runs away.

The subplot is wrapped up when Winston takes Daisy to the day care center and leaves her in Margo's care, then the baby's parents return. They race to the day care center and have no idea how close they came to finding a dead baby instead of a live one; Daisy's cries have driven Margo to try to suffocate her. But, she's still alive, the parents are happy, and Margo disappears before Winston can talk to her and ask her to keep his secret that his parents weren't home to care for Daisy.

Perhaps the best scenes of the book are at Olivia's costume ball, which is being held at her wealthy boyfriend Harry's house in Bridgewater. All of her classmates come in costume, including the Wakefields: both Liz and Jess independently decide to go as Cinderella, and choose pale pink gowns and shimmery veils. They don't realize they've chosen the same costume until they come face to face with each other when they go down to meet their dates. Both girls have deja vu from the night of preparing for the Jungle Prom; they weren't talking to each other then, either, and of course Jessica knows better than anyone else what else happened that night.

They decide to go to the costume party in their near-identical outfits, but there's no picture taking this time. They mingle with the other guests, but Elizabeth in particular feels very weirded out by everything. She has some surreal moments as well, and these were described quite nicely: how everyone looks just a little bit off, how odd it is to see familiar people in unfamiliar surroundings.

Margo is also at this party, dressed almost exactly the same as Jessica. Only their earrings are different, Jessica at the last moment deciding to wear pearls she was given by Sam. Margo encounters both twins, and is mistaken as Jessica by nearly everyone at the party. She enjoys this so much that I'm not sure why she decides she'd rather be Elizabeth. Margo also snags a dance with Todd - but unlike what the back blurb says, Todd is not fooled by this. He thinks he's dancing with Jessica, but maybe not because Jessica is not usually so forward and touchy-feely. Margo thoroughly creeps Todd out and he quite literally runs away from her.

Josh Smith is also at the costume party, having decided to crash it during his search for Margo. He's seen Liz around town and is convinced that he's seeing Margo, so imagine his surprise when he sees three Margos at the party. He grabs one of them, only to realize that it's not Margo, but some girl named Jessica. The third Margo rushes up in the commotion, and he realizes that Margo is likely stalking these two twin girls and that they're in danger from her. He's kicked out of the party before he can say or do anything, but he's FINALLY stumbled upon the reason why Margo came to California in the first place. We still have no explanation of how he put together Margo's past crimes, which is disappointing, but alas.

Josh, James, Winston, and Liz are all feeling very unnerved by Margo, whether they realize its her or not, and Margo is so far gone that she doesn't realize or care. She wants Liz's life and she's tired of waiting for it, so she puts her plans into motion: she writes a letter to Ned Wakefield, inviting him and Alice down to San Francisco for a two-day business meeting at a lavish hotel. Ned, being a moronic adult in this book, immediately accepts and is excited by the idea.

The setup for The Evil Twin is there, but this was a rather painful way to get to it. I've been a bit disappointed by how sloppy Margo has gotten in this book (or maybe I'm just disappointed with myself for forgetting it? LOL), so I'm hoping #100 is as good as I remember it to be. This miniseries started off strongly, and I'm ready for it to finish the same way.
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eurohackie | 1 annan recension | Dec 15, 2023 |
It's a fast read, nothing really outstanding for me in this book, I can see why this was compiled into 3 books in one with the first and 3rd book it really didn't have anything to really grab onto. The whole thing of her trying to get rid of her virginity because she thought she was going to get shot and yes I am phrasing it that way because that is exactly how it seemed, well was a bit cringy and even for a teenage targeted book a bit inappropriate but by the same token I can also understand the non thinking of it being that I was once a teenager and probably thought as dumb as Gaia. The little action that occurred was just 🤷 I mean the girl is supposed to have all these badass skills and she can't handle one guy, which by all means is just a bully. Most Bullies once you stand up to them they are done with. The most interesting part to me was the last few minutes of the book.

I'll chalk it up to just a guilty pleasure of liking something fast and cheesy to get through., I will give the narrator 5 stars, she did an awesome job
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Enid007 | 4 andra recensioner | Dec 5, 2023 |



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