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Sweet Valley High Books In Order

Publication Order of Sweet Valley High Books

Double Love (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secrets (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Playing With Fire (1983) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Power Play (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
All Night Long (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dangerous Love (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dear Sister (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Heartbreaker (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Racing Hearts (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Wrong Kind of Girl (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Good To Be True (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
When Love Dies (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kidnapped! (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deceptions (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Promises (1984) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rags to Riches (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Letters (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Head Over Heels (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Showdown (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crash Landing (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Runaway (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Much In Love (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Say Goodbye (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Memories (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nowhere To Run (1985) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hostage! (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lovestruck (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Alone in the Crowd (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bitter Rivals (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jealous Lies (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Taking Sides (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Jessica (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starting Over (1986) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Forbidden Love (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Control (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Chance (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rumors (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Leaving Home (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Admirer (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
On the Edge (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Outcast (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caught in the Middle (1987) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hard Choices (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pretenses (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Family Secrets (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Decisions (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Troublemaker (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slam Book Fever (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Playing For Keeps (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Out of Reach (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Against the Odds (1988) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Lies (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Second Chance (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Two-Boy Weekend (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Perfect Shot (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lost at Sea (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Teacher Crush (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Brokenhearted (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Love Again (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
That Fatal Night (1989) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who's Who? (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The New Elizabeth (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ghose of Tricia Martin (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble at Home (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Who's To Blame? (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Parent Plot (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Love Bet (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Friend Against Friend (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ms. Quarterback (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Starring Jessica! (1990) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rock Star's Girl (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Regina's Legacy (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pefect Girl (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amy's True Love (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Miss Teen Sweet Valley (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cheating to Win (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dating Game (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Long-Lost Brother (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Girl They Both Loved (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rosa's Lie (1991) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kidnapped by the Cult! (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Steven's Bride (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen Diary (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Soap Star (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessica Against Bruce (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
My Best Friend's Boyfriend (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Letters for Sale (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elizabeth Betrayed (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Don't Go Home With John (1992) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Love With a Prince (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
She's Not What She Seems (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Stepsisters (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Are We in Love? (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Morning After (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arrest (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Verdict (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Wedding (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware the Baby-Sitter (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Evil Twin (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Boyfriend War (1993) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Almost Married (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation: Love Match (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love and Death in London (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Date with a Werewolf (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beware the Wolfman (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessica's Secret Love (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Left at the Altar (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double-Crossed (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Threat (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Deadly Christmas (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessica Quits the Squad (1994) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pom-Pom Wars (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
V for Victory (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treasure of Death Valley (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nightmare in Death Valley (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessica the Genius (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
College Weekend (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jessica's Older Guy (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
In Love With the Enemy (1995) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The High School War (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Kiss Before Dying (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elizabeth's Rival (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Meet Met at Midnight (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Camp Killer (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tall, Dark, and Deadly (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dance of Death (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kiss of a Killer (1996) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cover Girls (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Model Flirt (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fashion Victim (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Once Upon a Time (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
To Catch a Thief (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Happily Ever After (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lila's New Flame (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Too Hot to Handle (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fight Fire with Fire (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
What Jessica Wants (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Elizabeth Is Mine (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Please Forgive Me (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Picture Perfect Prom? (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Big Night (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Party Weekend! (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Wish (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earthquake (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Aftershock (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sweet Valley Confidential (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Sweet Valley High is a series of novels for children and young adults from Francine Pascal. The books follow the exploits of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, two beautiful twins that live in Sweet Valley in California.

+The Story

When they were first published in 1983, the Sweet Valley High books were a must-read for young girls. The series looks at the lives Jessica and Elizabeth, identical twins with vastly different personalities.

Elizabeth is a good girl with good grades who generally walks the straight and narrow path. Jessica, on the other hand, is pretty naughty and is almost always in trouble. The girls attended Sweet Valley High where they experience love, loss, heartache and the occasional adventure.

The books have been described as soap operas for young readers. With plots such as Jessica stealing her sister’s crush and Elizabeth surviving a motorcycle accident only to recover with a personality similar to that of her sisters, the books are essentially literary junk food.

There are no real stakes to speak of and the melodramatic episodes of each novel have predictable endings. Because the novels were written in the 1980s and 1990s, they have a couple of dated concepts, which is why Random House tried to update some of them in 2008 by adding elements like email and cell phones.

However, some young readers have admitted to loving the Sweet Valley High series in its original state because it gives them a glimpse into the lives of kids from the 80s and 90s.

The Sweet Valley High books were so wildly popular that they gave birth to a litany of spinoffs in later years.

Francine Pascal has never tried to pass the books off as literary fiction. She agrees that the plots of the series border on the ridiculous. Pascal believes that the draw of the Sweet Valley High series wasn’t its literary quality but the manner in which the books turned contemporary romance on its head by featuring female characters who took proactive roles in the search for romance rather than sitting around and waiting for the hero to claim them.

The books were not Pascal’s first attempt at writing for young adults. The author already had a couple of series under her belt at that point. The Sweet Valley High series was born from a desire to not only appeal to teenagers of the 1980s but to also explore the dark and light sides of the human mind.

That is what Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield represented to Pascal, the good and the bad sides of the same coin. Pascal went on to write over a hundred books in the series; though, it is worth noting that the author did not actually pen each of the books herself.

Rather, after writing a couple of outlines for the first few books and getting them sold, Francine Pascal allowed the responsibility of actually producing each of the Sweet Valley High books to fall on the shoulders of a ghostwriter.

Pascal didn’t think the books would sell if she wrote them. The author had more of a sophisticated writing voice that she doubted would appeal to teenagers. With ghostwriters, Pascal was sure she would attract universal appeal, and she was right.

Though, it would be wrong to presume that the author was somehow distant from the creative process. Pascal was responsible for creating the plots of each of the books. She did all the outlines and, more importantly, every character in the Sweet Valley High series was her creation.

She also worked closely with the ghostwriters to ensure that each book met her strict specifications. When Pascal did finally sit down to do her own writing, it was years later when the Sweet Valley High series had ended and fans were hounding her for more stories because they wanted to know what happened to the twins.

Even though the author initially struggled with the idea of going back to that world, once she got down to the business of writing, she found that she was more compatible with what was essentially the Sweet Valley epilogue because all the protagonists where now adults and she could relate to them.

Pascal knows that the Sweet Valley High series was largely derided by reviewers and critics. But it has never bothered her. She was satisfied knowing that her books were making many teenage girls around the world happy. After all, they were always the target of her books.

+Adaptations

The Sweet Valley High books were adapted into a television show that aired in 1994. The show lasted four years during which 88 episodes were produced. Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield were portrayed by Brittany and Cynthia Daniel.

While the television show shared a lot of aspects with the books, the two mediums were also quite different. Not only where certain book characters absent but the TV show was also much simpler, only ever lightly touching upon the romance and the fantasy or even the adventure.

Francine Pascal wasn’t especially amused by the adaptation. In fact, she eventually came out and disowned it. She didn’t appreciate that it deviated from her books in so many places. She also didn’t like the fact that all of her suggestions were largely ignored.

+Double Love

Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are twins. And physically, they are identical, equally gorgeous and, thus, equally popular. However, their personalities couldn’t be further apart.

Unlike her snobbish and evil-intentioned twin, Elizabeth is warm and friendly.

Their differences come to a head when they both set their sights on Todd Wilkins. Todd is the only boy at Sweet Valley High that Elizabeth really likes. But Jessica always gets what she wants and she doesn’t care if her sister suffers as a result.

The first book in the Sweet Valley High series introduces the Wakefield twins to readers, two physically identical girls that are determined to lay a claim on a handsome basketball star.

+Secrets

Jessica Wakefield knows she will be crowned Queen of the Sweet Valley High Fall Dance. Nothing will stop her from taking the top spot, not when it means securing her grasp over Bruce Patman.

When Elizabeth learns that Enid Rollins is the only person standing between her sister and the crown and that Jessica has uncovered a secret that could destroy Enid’s life, she makes it her goal to stop her twin.

The Second Sweet Valley High book finds Elizabeth Wakefield fighting to protect her best friend from her conniving twin sister.

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