AWRW #WayBackWednesday Book Review: Sweet Valley High, by Francine Pascal

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 waybackwednesdayBack 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.

3.) Link back to my blog, and this page.

4.) Include instructions, (copy & paste everything above), for others to participate. 🙂

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


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