Sweet Valley Confidential by Francine Pascal
Ten Years Later

58%

10 Critic Reviews

Who, exactly, is this book written for? Not a new generation of tweens, for whom 27 is ancient...If you're really after a piece of your youth, reread the originals. They're going on eBay for 99 cents a pop.
-Tampa Bay Times

Synopsis

A New York Times Best Seller!

Now with this striking new adult novel from author and creator Francine Pascal, millions of devoted fans can finally return to the idyllic Sweet Valley, home of the phenomenally successful book series and franchise. Iconic and beloved identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are back and all grown up, dealing with the complicated adult world of love, careers, betrayal, and sisterhood. WANT MORE SWEET VALLEY RIGHT NOW?? Become a fan of Sweet Valley Confidential on Facebook or Twitter.

 

About Francine Pascal

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FRANCINE PASCAL is the creator of the Sweet Valley High series and one of the world's most popular fiction writers for teenagers and the author of several best-selling novels. As a theater lover and Tony voter, Ms. Pascal is on the Advisory Board of The American Theatre Wing. Her favorite sport is a monthly poker game.
 
Published March 29, 2011 by St. Martin's Press. 304 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Critic reviews for Sweet Valley Confidential
All: 10 | Positive: 4 | Negative: 6

Examiner

Below average
on Apr 26 2011

Unfortunately, even for a book that comes from a series that is generally considered "fluff," this book falls way below the bar.

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Book Reporter

Good
on Oct 04 2011

Fans of the original series will certainly love this book, and those who can't get enough of novels like TWILIGHT will probably embrace it as well.

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Entertainment Weekly

Below average
on Mar 30 2011

Make no mistake: This is a very bad book, bloated and silly and, worst of all, often quite boring. It's not as fun as you might think to finally read about Elizabeth having sex.

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Huffington Post

Good
on Mar 29 2011

Yet I don't regret my trip back to Sweet Valley...For one lovely Saturday afternoon in late March, it was a joy to unplug from my life and excitedly catch up with a few old friends. Pure love. Actually, make that double love.

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Tampa Bay Times

Below average
on May 07 2011

Who, exactly, is this book written for? Not a new generation of tweens, for whom 27 is ancient...If you're really after a piece of your youth, reread the originals. They're going on eBay for 99 cents a pop.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

Above average
on Mar 31 2011

Yes, the plot of Sweet Valley Confidential is cheesy, and the writing won't win any awards. But it's a fun read. Time has made Elizabeth a little less perfect, and Jessica is a little less catty.

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BlogHer

Above average
on Mar 29 2011

Most of this is told in flashbacks. Normally I don't mind flashbacks but the way these were used was kind of annoying. The book is largely told in third person point of view but the flashbacks are in first person.

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Curious Book Fans

Good
on Apr 13 2011

This is a truly compelling novel, and perhaps for those who have not read any Sweet Valley books for fifteen years it will leave you less shocked than it did me, and simply provide a good story and a final goodbye to Jessica and Elizabeth.

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Bookshelf Bombshells

Below average
on Aug 23 2011

Bypass It. You won’t hate it, but those hours probably could have been spent on something more worthwhile.

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WSJ online

Good
on Apr 04 2011

It’s too early to recommend summer reading, but if there is such a thing as a “spring reading book,” this would make our list...makes a compelling enough companion that we actually missed two subway stops because we were caught up in its frothy fun.

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