Welcome back to another Way Back Wednesday Book Review! This week I am featuring Sweet Valley High, a beloved series about twin blondes and their perfect lives in Sweet Valley, California!
Way Back Wednesday is a Book Meme created by A Well Read Woman with the aim to write mini book reviews on books read in the past, that left a lasting impression.
You know what kind of books I am talking about… The ones that you have read multiple times, and they still bring you nostalgia. Books like these are the reason you enjoy reading.
So grab that old-dusty-yet-loved-book off the shelf, glance it over, write a mini review, and join in with me on Wednesdays! EVERYONE is welcome to participate.
1.) Discuss a book you read in the past that left an impression on you. You can write a condensed review if you prefer.
2.) Tag your post as “Way Back Wednesday” and include the button above.
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Oh, Jessica and Elizabeth… how I miss you; Sweet Valley, California; and Sweet Valley High. 🙂
If you grew up in the 80’s, it is highly likely that Sweet Valley High made its way onto your bookshelf!
Sweet Valley High is a series of books created by Francine Pascal, that wound up being a best-selling hit. There were many spin-offs spawned from this series, including Sweet Valley Kids, 76 books; Sweet Valley Twins; The Unicorn Club, 23 books; Sweet Valley Junior High; Sweet Valley High Senior Year; Sweet Valley University; Elizabeth, 6 books; Sweet Valley Confidential; and lastly, Sweet Valley: The Sweet Life.
Not only did this novel spin off hundred and hundreds of novels, but it also spawned board games, (my sister and I had a SVH board game!), puzzles, dolls, calendars, and a TV series that ran for 88 episodes, starring the real-life Doublemint twins.
Sweet Valley High stresses the importance of being pretty, blonde, and popular. At nearly a preteen, I thought this series was a blueprint for teenage life! Sweet Valley High teaches young girls to date the quarterback, be a cheerleader, and always look pretty.
Filled with ridiculous, over-the-top plot-lines, innocent and sappy sweet romances; this series satisfied my curiosity of what I expected teenage life to be. (You lied to me Sweet Valley High!!!)
Overall, I am glad this series was part of my youth! 🙂 Next week I will feature The Babysitter’s Club! You know you’ve read it. 😉
Relevant Article: 14 Things You Might Not Know About Sweet Valley High