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Francine Pascal

Autor(a) de Double Love (Sweet Valley High #1)

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About the Author

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 mostrar mais 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) mostrar menos
Disambiguation Notice:

(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.)

Séries

Obras por Francine Pascal

Double Love (Sweet Valley High #1) (1984) — Creator — 523 exemplares
Best Friends (1986) — Creator — 374 exemplares
Secrets (1983) — Creator — 357 exemplares
Teacher's Pet (1986) — Creator — 285 exemplares
Fearless (1999) 283 exemplares
Playing with Fire (1983) — Creator — 270 exemplares
The Haunted House (1986) 258 exemplares
Power Play (1984) — Creator — 248 exemplares
Choosing Sides (1986) 236 exemplares
Dear Sister (1984) — Creator — 231 exemplares
Three's a Crowd (1987) — Creator — 225 exemplares
Sneaking Out (1987) 224 exemplares
All Night Long (1984) — Creator — 220 exemplares
Dangerous Love (1984) 218 exemplares
Wakefields of Sweet Valley (1991) — Creator — 215 exemplares
The New Girl (1987) 208 exemplares
Sam (1999) 194 exemplares
Kidnapped! (1984) — Creator — 190 exemplares
First Place (1987) 189 exemplares
Heart Breaker (1984) — Creator — 176 exemplares
Run (1999) 176 exemplares
Wrong Kind of Girl (1984) — Creator — 175 exemplares
Crash Landing! (1985) — Creator — 172 exemplares
Against the Rules (1987) 171 exemplares
Racing Hearts (1984) 169 exemplares
Tug of War (1987) 168 exemplares
When Love Dies (1984) — Creator — 167 exemplares
Too Good To Be True (1984) — Creator — 164 exemplares
Keeping Secrets (1987) 160 exemplares
Fearless: Fearless; Sam; Run (2012) 158 exemplares
Buried Treasure (1987) 157 exemplares
The Wakefield Legacy (1992) — Creator — 156 exemplares
One of the Gang (1987) 156 exemplares
Perfect Summer (1985) 156 exemplares
Out of Place (1988) 153 exemplares
The New Jessica (1986) — Creator — 151 exemplares
Kiss (2000) 149 exemplares
Promises (1985) 148 exemplares
Second Best (1988) 147 exemplares
Head Over Heels (1985) — Creator — 146 exemplares
Love Letters (1985) 146 exemplares
The Older Boy (1987) 145 exemplares
Twisted (Fearless 4) (2000) 145 exemplares
Stretching the Truth (1987) 144 exemplares
Runaway (1986) — Creator — 141 exemplares
Rags to Riches (1985) — Creator — 141 exemplares
Deceptions (1984) — Creator — 140 exemplares
Boys Against Girls (1988) 140 exemplares
College Girls (1993) 138 exemplares
Showdown (1985) 138 exemplares
Hostage! (Sweet Valley High, No 26) (1986) — Creator — 137 exemplares
The Class Trip (1988) 137 exemplares
Payback (2000) 137 exemplares
Center of Attention (1988) 134 exemplares
The Evil Twin (1993) 133 exemplares
Rebel (Fearless 7) (2000) 133 exemplares
Playing Hooky (1988) 132 exemplares
The Christmas Ghost (1989) 126 exemplares
Malibu Summer (1986) 126 exemplares
Runaway Hamster (1989) 125 exemplares
Say Goodbye (1985) 125 exemplares
Bitter Rivals (1986) — Creator — 124 exemplares
Surprise! Surprise! (1989) 123 exemplares
Taking Sides (1986) — Creator — 123 exemplares
Alone in the Crowd (1986) — Creator — 122 exemplares
The War Between the Twins (1990) 122 exemplares
Standing Out (1989) 122 exemplares
Spring Break (1986) 121 exemplares
Claim to Fame (1988) 120 exemplares
Heat (2000) 120 exemplares
On the Edge (1987) — Creator — 120 exemplares
Memories (1986) — Creator — 120 exemplares
The Carnival Ghost (1990) 119 exemplares
Nowhere to Run (1986) 118 exemplares
Elizabeth's First Kiss (1990) 117 exemplares
April Fool! (1989) 117 exemplares
Liar (2000) 117 exemplares
Jumping to Conclusions (1988) 116 exemplares
Mary is Missing (1990) 116 exemplares
Hangin' out with Cici (1977) 116 exemplares
Special Christmas (1985) 116 exemplares
Too Much in Love (1985) — Creator — 115 exemplares
The Bully (1988) 114 exemplares
Double Jeopardy (1987) 114 exemplares
Winter Carnival (1986) 113 exemplares
Jealous Lies (1986) — Creator — 113 exemplares
Troublemaker (1988) — Creator — 113 exemplares
Slam Book Fever (1988) — Creator — 113 exemplares
Elizabeth's New Hero (1989) 112 exemplares
The Ghost in the Graveyard (1990) 112 exemplares
The Magic Christmas (1992) 112 exemplares
Teamwork (1989) 112 exemplares
Jessica's Cat Trick (1990) 108 exemplares
Left Behind (1988) 107 exemplares
Outcast (1987) — Creator — 107 exemplares
Jessica on Stage (1989) 107 exemplares
Blood (2000) 106 exemplares
Taking Charge (1989) 106 exemplares
Rumors (1987) — Creator — 105 exemplares
On the Run (1988) 104 exemplares
Lovestruck (1986) — Creator — 103 exemplares
Holiday Mischief (1988) 103 exemplares
Out of Control (1987) — Creator — 103 exemplares
Leaving Home (1987) — Creator — 102 exemplares
Secret Admirer (1987) — Creator — 101 exemplares
Deadly Summer (1989) 100 exemplares
Jessica's Secret (1990) 100 exemplares
Forbidden Love (1987) — Creator — 99 exemplares
Starting Over (1987) — Creator — 98 exemplares
Return of the Evil Twin (1995) 98 exemplares
Bad (Fearless) (2001) 98 exemplares
Trust (2000) 98 exemplares
The Big Camp Secret (1989) 97 exemplares
Jessica the Rock Star (1989) 96 exemplares
Princess Elizabeth (1989) 96 exemplares
Family Secrets (1988) — Creator — 95 exemplares
Killer (2000) 95 exemplares
No Place to Hide (1988) 95 exemplares
Kill Game (2005) 93 exemplares
Amy's Pen Pal (1990) 93 exemplares
The Twins' Mystery Teacher (1989) 93 exemplares
Last Chance (1987) — Creator — 93 exemplares
Missing (2001) 93 exemplares
Spring Fever (1987) 92 exemplares
Second Chance (1989) — Creator — 92 exemplares
The Fatal Night (1989) 92 exemplares
The New Elizabeth (1990) 91 exemplares
A Night to Remember (1993) 89 exemplares
Brokenhearted (1989) — Creator — 89 exemplares
Playing for Keeps (1988) — Creator — 88 exemplares
Pretenses (1988) — Creator — 88 exemplares
The Curse of the Ruby Necklace (1993) 88 exemplares
Lila's Story (1989) 87 exemplares
Caught in the Middle (1988) — Creator — 86 exemplares
Love, Lies, and Jessica Wakefield (1993) 86 exemplares
Tears (2001) 86 exemplares
Elizabeth's Secret Diary (1994) — Creator — 85 exemplares
Lost at Sea (1989) — Creator — 85 exemplares
Who's Who? (1990) 85 exemplares
The Unicorns Go Hawaiian (1991) 85 exemplares
A Killer on Board (Sweet Valley High Super Thrillers) (1995) — Creator — 85 exemplares
The Morning After (1993) 84 exemplares
The Patmans of Sweet Valley (1997) 84 exemplares
White Lies (1989) — Creator — 83 exemplares
Jessica's Secret Diary, Volume I (1994) 82 exemplares
Jessica and the Money Mix-Up (1990) 82 exemplares
Who's To Blame (1990) 81 exemplares
Hard Choices (1988) — Creator — 81 exemplares
Lois Strikes Back (1990) 81 exemplares
Flee (Fearless #17) (2001) 80 exemplares
Love (2002) 80 exemplares
In Love Again (1989) 80 exemplares
Shock (2002) 79 exemplares
The Arrest (1993) 79 exemplares
Jessica's Bad Idea (1989) 79 exemplares
A Married Woman (1994) 79 exemplares
The Case of the Secret Santa (1990) 79 exemplares
The Love Bet (1990) 78 exemplares
Out of Reach (1988) — Creator — 78 exemplares
Before Gaia (1992) 77 exemplares
The Ghost in the Bell Tower (1992) 77 exemplares
The Stolen Diary (1992) 77 exemplares
Naked (2001) 77 exemplares
The Verdict (1993) — Creator — 77 exemplares
Elizabeth's Valentine (1990) 77 exemplares
Perfect Shot (1989) — Creator — 76 exemplares
Sex (2002) 75 exemplares
The Ruling Class (2004) 73 exemplares
Almost Married (1994) — Creator — 73 exemplares
Mademoiselle Jessica (1991) 73 exemplares
The Twins' Little Sister (1991) 71 exemplares
Twins (2002) 71 exemplares
Decisions (1988) — Creator — 71 exemplares
The Parent Plot (1990) 71 exemplares
My First Love and Other Disasters (1979) 71 exemplares
He's Watching You (1995) 70 exemplares
Amy Moves In (1991) 70 exemplares
Blind (2001) 70 exemplares
A Stranger in the House (1995) — Creator — 70 exemplares
Against the Odds (1989) — Creator — 69 exemplares
Ms. Quarterback (1990) — Creator — 69 exemplares
Jessica's Secret Diary, Volume II (1996) 69 exemplares
Live Bait (2005) 69 exemplares
Can't Stay Away (1999) 69 exemplares
Lucy Takes the Reins (1991) 69 exemplares
The Slime that Ate Sweet Valley (1991) 68 exemplares
Miss Teen Sweet Valley (1991) 68 exemplares
The Ghost of Tricia Martin (1990) 68 exemplares
The Great Boyfriend Switch (1993) 68 exemplares
Two Boy Weekend (1989) — Creator — 68 exemplares
Jessica's New Look (1991) 67 exemplares
The Hand-Me-Down-Kid (1980) 67 exemplares
The Curse of the Golden Heart (1994) 67 exemplares
Beware the Baby-Sitter (1993) 67 exemplares
The Love of Her Life (1994) 67 exemplares
Date with a Werewolf (1994) — Creator — 66 exemplares
Boy Trouble (1990) 66 exemplares
Jessica's Zoo Adventure (1990) 66 exemplares
The Twins Get Caught (1990) 66 exemplares
Beware the Wolfman (1994) — Creator — 65 exemplares
BIG for Christmas (1994) 65 exemplares
Murder on the Line (1992) 64 exemplares
Rock Star's Girl (1991) 64 exemplares
My Best Friend's Boyfriend (1992) 64 exemplares
Love and Death in London (1994) — Creator — 64 exemplares
The Long-Lost Brother (1991) — Creator — 64 exemplares
Lila's Secret (1990) 64 exemplares
Agent Out (2006) 64 exemplares
Trouble at Home (1990) 62 exemplares
Sorority Scandal (1995) 62 exemplares
Your Basic Nightmare (1999) 62 exemplares
Fear (2002) 62 exemplares
Sweet Valley Trick or Treat (1990) 61 exemplares
Regina's Legacy (1991) 61 exemplares
Jessica's Big Mistake (1990) 61 exemplares
Booster Boycott (1991) 61 exemplares
Get Real (1999) 61 exemplares
Kidnapped by the Cult! (1992) 60 exemplares
Anything for Love (1994) 60 exemplares
The Secret of the Magic Pen (1995) 60 exemplares
Betrayed (2011) 60 exemplares
Escape (2003) 60 exemplares
A Deadly Christmas (1994) — Creator — 60 exemplares
Jessica the Genius (1995) 60 exemplares
Mandy Miller Fights Back (1991) 59 exemplares
Murder in Paradise (1995) 59 exemplares
Good-bye to Love (1994) 59 exemplares
The Boyfriend War (1994) 59 exemplares
Jessica Quits the Squad (1995) 59 exemplares
A Christmas Without Elizabeth (1993) 59 exemplares
Enid's Story (1990) 58 exemplares
Take Back the Night (1995) 58 exemplares
Alone (2002) 58 exemplares
Dance of Death (1996) 58 exemplares
Friend Against Friend (1990) 58 exemplares
Don't Go Home With John (1993) 58 exemplares
No Means No (1995) 57 exemplares
Starring Jessica! (1991) 57 exemplares
Running for Her Life (1996) 57 exemplares
Lost (1970) 57 exemplares
The Pom-Pom Wars (1995) 57 exemplares
Bruce's Story (1990) 57 exemplares
Billie's Secret (1996) 57 exemplares
Jessica the Thief (1993) 56 exemplares
Teacher Crush (1989) — Creator — 56 exemplares
Kiss of the Vampire (1995) 56 exemplares
Freak (2003) 56 exemplares
Home for Christmas (1994) 56 exemplares
The Charm School Mystery (1992) 56 exemplares
Amy's True Love (1991) 56 exemplares
S. S. Heartbreak (1995) 56 exemplares
Steven's Bride (1992) 55 exemplares
I've Got a Secret (1999) 55 exemplares
Aftershock (1998) 55 exemplares
The Roommate (1996) 55 exemplares
The Haunted Burial Ground (1994) 55 exemplares
Earthquake (1998) 55 exemplares
The House of Death (1808) 55 exemplares
"V" for Victory (1995) 55 exemplares
Maria Who? (1999) 54 exemplares
Naked Eye (2006) 54 exemplares
The Middle School Gets Married (1993) 54 exemplares
Elizabeth the Impossible (1991) 54 exemplares
One Last Kiss (1997) 54 exemplares
The Big Party Weekend (1991) 54 exemplares
The Treasure of Death Valley (1995) 54 exemplares
Wanted for Murder (1888) 54 exemplares
Happily Ever After (1997) — Creator — 54 exemplares
Operation Love Match (1994) 54 exemplares
The One That Got Away (1999) 54 exemplares
The Perfect Girl (1991) 54 exemplares
The High School War (1996) 53 exemplares
Kiss of a Killer (1996) 53 exemplares
Tall, Dark, and Deadly (1996) 53 exemplares
College Cruise (1995) 53 exemplares
Deadly Attraction (1995) 53 exemplares
Normal (2004) 53 exemplares
So Cool (1999) 53 exemplares
The Wakefields Strike it Rich (1992) 52 exemplares
Double Crossed (1994) 52 exemplares
Death Threat (1994) 52 exemplares
Terror (2004) 52 exemplares
Big Brother's In Love (1992) 52 exemplares
Jessica the Baby-Sitter (1990) 52 exemplares
Say It to My Face (1999) 52 exemplares
Behind Closed Doors (1995) 52 exemplares
A Kiss Before Dying (1996) — Creator — 52 exemplares
Nightmare in Death Valley (1995) — Creator — 51 exemplares
Fake (2004) 51 exemplares
Jessica Against Bruce (1992) 51 exemplares
Dead Before Dawn (1860) 51 exemplares
The Twins and the Wild West (1990) 51 exemplares
Rosa's Lie (1992) 50 exemplares
Cover Girls (1997) 50 exemplares
A Royal Pain (2001) 50 exemplares
The Other Woman (1995) 50 exemplares
Soap Star (1992) 50 exemplares
Romeo and 2 Juliets (1995) 50 exemplares
R for Revenge (1997) — Creator — 50 exemplares
Broken Promises, Shattered Dreams (1996) 50 exemplares
In Love with the Enemy (1996) 50 exemplares
Elizabeth's Rival (1996) 50 exemplares
If You Only Knew (1999) 50 exemplares
Gone (2004) 50 exemplares
Sarah's Dad and Sophia's Mom (1992) 50 exemplares
Stepsisters (1993) 50 exemplares
Brooke and Her Rock-Star Mom (1992) 49 exemplares
Olivia's Story (1991) 49 exemplares
All About Love (2000) 49 exemplares
Gaia Abducted (2000) 49 exemplares
Three Girls and a Guy (2000) 49 exemplares
University, Interrupted (2001) 49 exemplares
The It Guy (2000) 49 exemplares
Once Upon a Time (1997) 49 exemplares
So Not Me (2000) 49 exemplares
Todd's Story (1992) 49 exemplares
Jessica and the Secret Star (1991) 49 exemplares
Good-bye, Elizabeth (1998) 48 exemplares
Left at the Alter (1994) 48 exemplares
The Girl They Both Loved (1991) 48 exemplares
The Dating Game (1991) 48 exemplares
Broken Angel (1999) 48 exemplares
Barnyard Battle (1992) 48 exemplares
Bad Girl (2000) 48 exemplares
Psychic Sisters (1993) 48 exemplares
Shipboard Wedding (1995) 48 exemplares
Lust (2002) 48 exemplares
Elizabeth and the Orphans (1992) 48 exemplares
Starring Winston Egbert (1990) 47 exemplares
Jessica's Blind Date (1994) 47 exemplares
As If I Care (2000) 47 exemplares
The Love Potion (1993) 47 exemplares
Jessica's Secret Love (1994) 47 exemplares
Save the Unicorns (1994) 47 exemplares
Elizabeth's Heartbreak (1997) 47 exemplares
Jessica the Nerd (1992) 46 exemplares
The Twins Take Paris (1996) 46 exemplares
Exposed (2004) 46 exemplares
What Winston Saw (1997) 46 exemplares
Split Decision (2000) 46 exemplares
Falling for Lucas (1996) 46 exemplares
Love Letters For Sale (1992) 46 exemplares
The Trial of Jessica Wakefield (1996) 46 exemplares
London Calling (2001) 45 exemplares
Chase (2003) 45 exemplares
Poor Lila! (1992) 45 exemplares
Cheating to Win (1991) 45 exemplares
The Twins Go to the Hospital (1991) 45 exemplares
It's My Life (1999) 45 exemplares
To Catch a Thief (1997) — Creator — 45 exemplares
Take Me On (1999) 45 exemplares
Last Wish (1998) 45 exemplares
Camp Killer (1996) 44 exemplares
Love and Murder (1998) 44 exemplares
College Weekend (1995) 44 exemplares
Killer at Sea (1997) 44 exemplares
Jessica's First Kiss (1997) 44 exemplares
Backstabber (2000) 44 exemplares
Jessica's Snobby Club (1992) 44 exemplares
Spy Girl (1997) 44 exemplares
What Jessica Wants . . . (1998) 44 exemplares
Falling Apart (2000) 44 exemplares
Close to You (2001) 43 exemplares
Yours for a Day (1994) 43 exemplares
Soulmates (1999) 43 exemplares
If I Die Before I Wake (1996) 43 exemplares
Fight Fire with Fire (1998) — Creator — 43 exemplares
Wired (2004) 43 exemplares
Loving (1985) 43 exemplares
Sweet Kiss of Summer (1996) 42 exemplares
Elizabeth and Todd Forever (1997) 42 exemplares
Are We In Love? (1993) 42 exemplares
A Picture Perfect Prom? (1998) — Creator — 42 exemplares
For the Love of Ryan (1996) 42 exemplares
On My Own (2000) 42 exemplares
Elizabeth the Seventh Grader (1995) 42 exemplares
Escape to New York (1998) 42 exemplares
She's Not What She Seems (1993) 42 exemplares
Meet Me at Midnight (1996) 42 exemplares
Sweet 18 (2003) — Creator — 42 exemplares
Nothing Is Forever (2000) 42 exemplares
Elizabeth Betrayed (1992) 42 exemplares
Jessica's Older Guy (1995) 41 exemplares
The Cousin War (1995) 41 exemplares
The Cool Crowd (1999) 41 exemplares
Sweet Valley Slumber Party (1991) 41 exemplares
Channel X (1998) 41 exemplares
Too Hot to Handle (1997) — Creator — 41 exemplares
Lila's Secret Valentine (1995) 41 exemplares
Jessica Takes Manhattan (1997) 41 exemplares
In Love with a Prince (1993) 41 exemplares
Breaking Away (1998) 41 exemplares
Here Comes the Bride (1996) 41 exemplares
The Boys of Summer (1997) 41 exemplares
His Secret Past (1996) 41 exemplares
Elizabeth the Hero (1993) 41 exemplares
Elizabeth Is Mine (1998) 40 exemplares
The Gossip War (1994) 40 exemplares
Never Let Go (2000) 40 exemplares
Patty's Last Dance (1993) 40 exemplares
Meant to Be (1600) 40 exemplares
Too Scared to Sleep (1996) 40 exemplares
Please Forgive Me (1998) 40 exemplares
Steven the Zombie (1994) 40 exemplares
Lila's Little Sister (1994) 39 exemplares
Lila's New Flame (1997) — Creator — 39 exemplares
Model Flirt (1997) 39 exemplares
Straight Up (1600) 39 exemplares
The Best Friend Game (1994) 39 exemplares
Downstairs, Upstairs (2001) 39 exemplares
Evil Elizabeth (1995) 39 exemplares
The Beast Must Die (1996) 39 exemplares
Have You Heard About Elizabeth? (1998) 39 exemplares
Maria's Movie Comeback (1994) 39 exemplares
Busted! (1996) 39 exemplares
Party Weekend (1998) 38 exemplares
Where We Belong (2001) 38 exemplares
Won't Someone Help Anna? (1993) 38 exemplares
Lila's Music Video (1993) 38 exemplares
Don't Let Go (1865) 38 exemplares
Private Jessica (1998) 38 exemplares
Elizabeth Loves New York (1998) 38 exemplares
The Truth About Ryan (1997) 38 exemplares
Lila's Haunted House Party (1991) 37 exemplares
The Big Night (1998) — Creator — 37 exemplares
Undercover Angels (1997) 37 exemplares
It Can't Happen Here (1995) 37 exemplares
Out of the Picture (1997) 37 exemplares
I Need You (2001) 37 exemplares
The Beast is Watching You (1996) 37 exemplares
Fearless Elizabeth (1991) 36 exemplares
Elizabeth and Jessica Run Away (1992) 36 exemplares
Too Late (2001) 36 exemplares
Beauty and the Beach (1997) — Creator — 36 exemplares
Ciao, Sweet Valley! (1992) 36 exemplares
Don't Answer the Phone (1998) 36 exemplares
Amy's Secret Sister (1994) 36 exemplares
Jessica Saves the Trees (1993) 35 exemplares
Summer of Love (1999) 35 exemplares
Killer Party (2000) 35 exemplares
Road Trip (2001) 35 exemplares
I'll Never Love Again (1766) 35 exemplares
Stay or Go (2001) 35 exemplares
The Mother-Daughter Switch (1995) 35 exemplares
Max's Choice (2001) 35 exemplares
Three Days, Two Nights (2000) 35 exemplares
Mystery Date (1998) 35 exemplares
Jessica and the Earthquake (1994) 35 exemplares
Sweet Valley Cleanup Team (1992) 35 exemplares
Love Me Always (1998) 34 exemplares
The Year Without Christmas (1997) 34 exemplares
Face It (2000) 34 exemplares
Steven's Enemy (1994) 34 exemplares
Stranded (1999) 34 exemplares
Escape from Terror Island (1995) 34 exemplares
Unicorns in Love (1994) 34 exemplares
The Price of Love (1998) 34 exemplares
Elizabeth's Broken Arm (1992) 34 exemplares
Jessica's Cookie Disaster (1995) 34 exemplares
Elizabeth's Summer Love (1996) 33 exemplares
Boy. Friend. (1999) 33 exemplares
Jessica the TV Star (1991) 33 exemplares
Love Lost (1985) 33 exemplares
Cousin Kelly's Family Secret (1991) 33 exemplares
Loving the Enemy (1999) 33 exemplares
How to Ruin a Friendship (1999) 33 exemplares
Caroline's Mystery Dolls (1991) 33 exemplares
Robbery at the Mall (1994) 33 exemplares
Steven Gets Even (1995) 33 exemplares
Me, Me, Me (2001) 32 exemplares
Get a Clue (2002) 32 exemplares
Left-Out Elizabeth (1990) 32 exemplares
Jessica and the Jumbo Fish (1991) 32 exemplares
Tearing Me Apart (2001) 32 exemplares
The First Time (2000) 32 exemplares
Jessica's Animal Instincts (1996) 32 exemplares
Secret Love Diaries: Elizabeth (2000) 32 exemplares
Very Bad Things (2000) 32 exemplares
The Unicorns at War (1995) 31 exemplares
Be Mine (2002) 31 exemplares
Bossy Steven (1991) 31 exemplares
Secret Love Diaries: Jessica (2000) 31 exemplares
Crybaby Lois (1990) 31 exemplares
Todd Runs Away (1994) 31 exemplares
Best of Enemies (2002) 31 exemplares
One 2 Many (1999) 31 exemplares
Lacey's Crush (1999) 31 exemplares
Sneaking In (1998) 31 exemplares
Living Together (1999) 30 exemplares
Playing Dirty (2001) 30 exemplares
Whatever (2000) 30 exemplares
Don't Go in the Basement (1997) 30 exemplares
You're Not My Sister (1999) 30 exemplares
The Dreaded Ex (2000) 30 exemplares
Elizabeth in Love (2000) 30 exemplares
Jessica's Unburied Treasure (1992) 30 exemplares
Control Freak (2001) 30 exemplares
Senior Cut Day (2002) 30 exemplares
Rush Week (2000) 30 exemplares
Jessica: Next Stop, Jr. High (1998) 29 exemplares
He's Back (2002) 29 exemplares
Who Knew? (2000) 29 exemplares
No Rules (1999) 29 exemplares
The Incredible Madame Jessica (1996) 29 exemplares
If Wishes Were Horses... (1994) 29 exemplares
Dropping Out (2000) 29 exemplares
The Case of the Haunted Camp (1992) 29 exemplares
The Battle of the Cheerleaders (1996) 29 exemplares
Trapped in Toyland (1994) 29 exemplares
Twins in Love (1996) 28 exemplares
Caroline's Halloween Spell (1992) 28 exemplares
Lila's Birthday Bash (1995) 28 exemplares
Jessica's Mermaid (1994) 28 exemplares
The Case of the Christmas Thief (1992) 28 exemplares
Fooling Around (1999) 28 exemplares
Deadly Voyage (1995) 28 exemplares
Truth or Dare (1999) 28 exemplares
A New Promise (1987) 27 exemplares
Twin Hearts (1996) 27 exemplares
Twin Switch (1999) 27 exemplares
Fearless 3: Rebel; Heat; Blood (2014) 27 exemplares
If Looks Could Kill (1998) 27 exemplares
Prom Night (2002) 27 exemplares
True Love (1985) 27 exemplares
Never Give Up (2002) 27 exemplares
The Case of the Hidden Treasure (1993) 26 exemplares
Elizabeth Solves It All (1997) 26 exemplares
It Takes Two (2002) 26 exemplares
Tia in the Middle (2002) 26 exemplares
Sisters at War (1997) 26 exemplares
California Love (1995) 25 exemplares
Cruise Control (2002) 25 exemplares
Promises Broken (1986) 25 exemplares
Too Popular (1999) 25 exemplares
The Twins Hit Hollywood (1997) — Creator — 25 exemplares
Lois and the Sleepover (1994) 25 exemplares
Jessica Goes for Gold (1996) 24 exemplares
The Easter Bunny Battle (1995) 24 exemplares
Jessica + Jessica = Trouble (1995) 24 exemplares
Too Close for Comfort (1995) 24 exemplares
Touch and Go (2002) 24 exemplares
Elizabeth Meets Her Hero (1992) 24 exemplares
Secret Love Diaries: Sam (2000) 24 exemplares
Pumpkin Fever (1997) 23 exemplares
Cheating on Anna (1999) 23 exemplares
Jessica's No Angel (1998) 23 exemplares
Ellen is Home Alone (1993) 23 exemplares
The Big Race (1993) 23 exemplares
No Girls Allowed (1995) 23 exemplares
Best Thanksgiving Ever (1992) 23 exemplares
The Twins Go to College (1997) 23 exemplares
The Mysterious Dr. Q (1996) 23 exemplares
No Escape! (1998) 23 exemplares
Jessica's Lucky Millions (1997) 23 exemplares
Elizabeth's Video Fever (1993) 23 exemplares
Tender Promises (1986) 23 exemplares
Breakfast of Enemies (1997) 22 exemplares
Clueless (2000) 22 exemplares
Elizabeth the Spy (1996) 22 exemplares
A Curse on Elizabeth (1995) 22 exemplares
The Boyfriend Mess (1998) 22 exemplares
Secret Love Diaries: Chloe (2000) 22 exemplares
Elizabeth the Tattletale (1994) 22 exemplares
Good-Bye, Middle School! (1998) 22 exemplares
Cammi's Crush (1997) 21 exemplares
Good-Bye, Eva? (1993) 21 exemplares
Andy and the Alien (1992) 21 exemplares
Happy Mother's Day Lila (1998) 21 exemplares
What You Don't Know (2000) 21 exemplares
Got a Problem? (1999) 21 exemplares
The Boyfriend Game (1998) 20 exemplares
Dreams of Forever (1987) 20 exemplares
Jessica's Monster Nightmare (1993) 20 exemplares
Big Brother's in Love Again (1997) 20 exemplares
Down with Queen Janet! (1998) 20 exemplares
Wild Child (2000) 20 exemplares
Ellen's Family Secret (1996) 20 exemplares
True Blue (2000) 20 exemplares
The Missing Tea Set (1993) 20 exemplares
I'm So Outta Here (2000) 20 exemplares
Hands Off! (2000) 19 exemplares
Dance Fever (2001) 19 exemplares
Sweet Valley High, Books 1-12 (2015) — Creator — 19 exemplares
Don't Talk to Brian (1996) 19 exemplares
The Twins' Big Pow-Wow (1993) 19 exemplares
My Perfect Guy (2000) 19 exemplares
Sweet Valley High: Three Novels (2011) 19 exemplares
Julie the Karate Kid (1994) 19 exemplares
Left Back (1992) 19 exemplares
She Loves Me... Not (2000) 19 exemplares
She's Back . . . (2001) 19 exemplares
Elizabeth's Horseback Adventure (1996) 18 exemplares
Robin in the Middle (1993) 18 exemplares
Fearless 3-Book Set (1999) 18 exemplares
Together Forever (1988) 18 exemplares
A Roller Coaster for the Twins! (1996) 18 exemplares
Forever and Always (1987) 18 exemplares
He's the One (2001) 18 exemplares
Lila's April Fool (1994) 18 exemplares
Elizabeth's Piano Lessons (1994) 18 exemplares
Get the Teacher! (1994) 18 exemplares
Keepin' it Real (2000) 18 exemplares
Jessica Gets Spooked (1993) 17 exemplares
Jessica Plays Cupid (1995) 17 exemplares
Drama Queen (2001) 17 exemplares
Elizabeth: Next Stop, Jr. High (1998) 17 exemplares
Lila on the Loose (1996) 17 exemplares
Invisible Me (2000) 17 exemplares
No More Mr. Nice Guy (2001) 16 exemplares
The Magic Puppets (1994) 16 exemplares
Lila's Christmas Angel (1995) 16 exemplares
Rachel's In, Lila's Out (1997) 16 exemplares
Steven's Twin (1994) 15 exemplares
Too Many Good-byes (2001) 15 exemplares
The Strange Case of Patty Hearst (1974) 15 exemplares
Angels Keep Out (1996) 15 exemplares
Scaredy-Cat Elizabeth (1995) 15 exemplares
Jessica's Secret Friend (1997) 15 exemplares
Kimberly Rides Again (1995) 15 exemplares
Little Drummer Girls (1998) 14 exemplares
The Amazing Jessica (1995) 14 exemplares
Boyfriends for Everyone (1997) 14 exemplares
Jessica Takes Charge (1998) 14 exemplares
Star of the Parade (1994) 14 exemplares
Trapped in the Mall (1998) 14 exemplares
Five Girls and a Baby (1996) 14 exemplares
Steven's Big Crush (1602) 14 exemplares
Elizabeth Hatches an Egg (1996) 14 exemplares
The Halloween War (1995) 13 exemplares
The Macaroni Mess (1997) 13 exemplares
The Jessica and Elizabeth Show (1994) 13 exemplares
Danger: Twins at Work (1998) 12 exemplares
Good-Bye, Mrs. Otis (1997) 12 exemplares
Too Cool for the Unicorns (1996) 11 exemplares
The Case of the Alien Princess (1848) 11 exemplares
Bon Voyage, Unicorns! (1997) 11 exemplares
The Secret of Fantasy Forest (1996) 11 exemplares
Svt Super Summer Fun Book (1990) 11 exemplares
Win One For Sandra (1996) 11 exemplares
Who Will Be Miss Unicorn? (1996) 10 exemplares
Snow Bunnies (1997) 10 exemplares
In Love with Mandy (1997) 9 exemplares
The Witch in the Pumpkin Patch (1997) 9 exemplares
Jessica's Dream Date (1998) 8 exemplares
Sweet Valley Twins (1990) 6 exemplares
Fearless 5 in 1 (Fearless) (2002) 3 exemplares
Vaikea valinta (1999) 3 exemplares
George M! 3 exemplares
Aterragem Forçada Livro 1 (1994) 2 exemplares
The Silent Hand (2004) 2 exemplares
Hästtokig (1991) 2 exemplares
Class Picture Day! (1997) 2 exemplares
Liikaa rakkautta (1999) 2 exemplares
Uusi alku (2000) 2 exemplares
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

Associated Works

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

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Rubin Pascal, Francine
Outros nomes
Pascal, Fran
Data de nascimento
1938-05-13
Sexo
female
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Manhattan, New York, USA
Locais de residência
New York, New York, USA
Scarsdale, New York, USA
Cannes, France
Educação
New York University (BA ∙ 1958)
Ocupações
playwright
screenwriter
Relações
Pascal, John (writer, second husband)
Stewart, Michael (playwright, brother)

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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.
Nota de desambiguação
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.)

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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.
 
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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 outras críticas | 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 outra crítica | 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 outras críticas | Dec 5, 2023 |

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