In my brief buying titles I really want;
I also read 1 Double Love where we get introduced to the most beautiful, Californian twins in the WORLD. Jessica is frankly a scheming bitch, and Liz is a doormat who cries all the time. At the rate her ‘eyes fill with tears’, the girl just can’t wear eye liner full stop. Double Love is where Todd and Liz get together and I used to not mind Todd- its Liz that’s the biggest problem in their relationship. They all jump to conclusions so quickly you think- where’s the trust people?
3- Playing with Fire. Bruce is supposed to be older… is he is the same age as Aaron in that case? They’re like 17?? Either way, he is a good-looking rich git who takes advantage of girls all the time. Jessica gets in over her head- he gets heavy and treats her like crap and then she realises at the end that enough is enough and ends it with him.
5- All night Long– Jessica still doesn’t learn her lesson about older, pushy guys and goes out with some dodgy bloke who tries to get all heavy again. She spends the night out and Liz covers for her by pretending to be her. Todd thinks Liz is a prat and she cries all the time. Jessica is mean when she comes back and then isn’t- the mood swings are quite alarming. All is right with the world at the end.
7- Dear Sister. Todd has a motorcycle and he and Liz get into an accident. Liz is in a coma for four seconds and then wakes up and turns into a worse version of Jessica. She flirts with all and sundry and ends up with Bruce. He tries to get heavy with her and she runs off in tears into the strong <puny> arms of sixteen year old Todd. All is right with the world.
9- Racing Hearts. I remember this book because I thought Lila was so lucky her brown hair didn’t frizz like mine in the rain. Ha ha . Lila plays around with some poor bloke called Roger who runs really fast. Bla bla. Olivia, who does have frizzy hair, is a friend of Roger and she and Roger get together. Liz is wandering about being self-serving and righteous. Jessica is probably doing something. All is right with the world in the end.
32- The New Jessica. Jessica is sick of being mistaken for Liz and wants to create her own identity. She and Lila have a makeover weekend where she dyes her hair black, borrows Lila’s wardrobe and adopts an English accent. This cover isn’t flattering to Jessica at all. I always thought she looks a bit like a drag queen. Liz is pretty but annoying. Everyone loves Jessica’s new look which is obviously OTT for high school. Liz is very upset and is mean to her new boyfriend Jeffery because she think he fancies Jessica. The poor guy said he liked Jessica’s hair and never was able to finish a sentence. Liz being mean. Jessica can’t model because they think her look is too stylised and she goes back to be an amazingly, stunning Wakefield twin. All is right with the world in the end.
48- Slam Book Fever. Amy Sutton is back from Connecticut and says that Slam Books are all the rage. All the girls get matching books and make entries of Biggest Flirt bla bla. Jessica actually, genuinely, likes a new boy called AJ and is rather endearing when she blushes and acts out of character. She feels badly that she has been named biggest flirt as new boy doesn’t like aggressive girls. Her eyes fill with tears multiple times. Meanwhile, Liz is mean to Jeffery again and jumps to conclusions without talking to him. She thinks he has hooked up with her friend Olivia who by now has broken up with speedy runner Roger. In the end, they figure out it was Lila stirring up trouble and all is right with the world. In the end.
49- Playing for Keeps. I quite liked Jessica acting a little different in this one. She likes that new red-haired guy and thinks he wants a meek; weak sap aka Liz so Jessica acts all demure and stuff. It works and they start going out but Jessica is OTT and keeps wanting to go hiking and random save the planet meetings. Trying too hard there. Liz is all concerned. Bla Bla. There’s some tramp called Pamela who is from a private girls school- she nearly drowns and AJ saves her. Another over developed sixteen year old! She throws herself at AJ and Jessica watches but stays schtum. Then there is some fashion contest at Lisettes and hot girls enter. Jessica of course and the tramp Pamela. On the day of the contest, Pamela sabotages Jessica’s outfits but Jessica remains undefeated and reigns supreme thanks to umm Lila pulling back the stage curtains and Jessica going off on one at Pamela whilst looking like a goddess wearing a wet swimsuit. Aj is like wow, Jessica is so great and spunky. And all is right with the world.
72- Rock Stars Girl. I remember reading this so clearly- it doesn’t feel that long ago at all! Lol I always really liked it and re-reading it i feel quite the same. It’s actually quite a good book. Liz doesn’t annoy me, and Jessica and the girls aren’t overly bitchy. Recap is that some hot new girl moves to town. Enid and Liz befriend her. Her name being Andrea Slade. Meanwhile, Jessica et all are into a rock star and rumour has it that he moving to Sweet Valley. They are very excited. Whilst on random outings with the gals, Nicholas Morrow bumps into Liz etc and him and Andrea hit it off and its crush at first sight. They go out on a date and its brilliant. They’re all in love. Only weird thing is Andrea never wants anyone to pick her up from her house. Yeah ok. Sooo Lila is snooping and wandering about and spots rock star guy and follows him. She sees Andrea. So it comes out slightly pear shaped that Andrea is rock stars live-in tween girlfriend. Nicholas believes the rumour and is crushed bla bla. There is a big showdown at rock stars house and it comes out that Andrea is actually his daughter. Ta da. Everyone is happy. So yeah, i remember the angel hair pasta that Andrea orders with Nicholas. They’re a cute couple. For a while anyway.
84- The Stolen Diary. I did read this one. I don’t know why Jessica is seen on the cover reading Liz’s diary cos that never happens. She did read her diary in the New Jessica but she had black hair in that one. But I guess by now we know that the covers hardly relate to the actual story. Doh.
I suppose there must be some build up about Todd feeling suffocated or something with Liz because when he tells her he wants to see other people. We the reader get a filler about Todd being young and not wanting to be tied down. I felt pretty sorry for Liz here. Seemed quite unnecessarily harsh of Todd. Anyway, she recovers somewhat and starts hanging out with a Kris Lynch who is quiet and goth but nice enough. Oh, of course he has been in love with her forever- so says Caroline.
There are lots of times we are told that Liz keeps forgetting where she put her stupid diary. She carries it around with her..Liz seriously WTF? Jessica is quite nice in this one and looks out for her sister for once.
So Liz accidently leads on Kris. When he tries to kiss her at a party she freaks out and says take me home. He gets all heavy and shit like and says lets go to Millers Point. She says no and he grabs her and is a shit again and she cries and says let me out of the car. He drives off.
Todd come to her later on and says he made a mistake and doesn’t want to be dating tramp girl and Liz is happy but then things start to fall apart. There are rumours that Liz and Kris went to Millers Point and Kris got some. Enid blahs at him and he says that he and Liz are close and Liz told him about Enid trying to hook up with her ex Hugh. Enid is so aghast and dumps on Liz. Todd goes to tell off Kris about Miller Point rumours and Kris divulges secrets and Todd dumps on Liz. People dump on Liz. Why it doesn’t strike her that she dropped her flippin diary in Kris’ car and he read it before he put it in her locker is beyond me. Jessica is the one to realise this and confront Kris who is soooo sorry about the outcome that he apologises to Liz with Todd and Enid. Liz is so grateful that everyone loves her again that she doesn’t get pissed at how two of the closest people to her thought the worst of her! But it’s all good.
Oh somewhere along the way, Jessica has broken up with AJ and is now with Sam, who is a dirt bike racer and they are really great together. No sign of what happened to AJ–where did he go?