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Publication Order of Sweet Valley Twins Books

Romeo and 2 Juliets (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Best Friends (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teacher's Pet (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted House (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choosing Sides (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sneaking Out (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Place (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Against the Rules (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Girl (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Three's a Crowd (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
One of the Gang (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Keeping Secrets (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Treasure (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Stretching the Truth (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tug Of War (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Older Boy (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Second Best (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boys Against Girls (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Center of Attention (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bully (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing Hooky (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Left Behind (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Out of Place (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Standing Out (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Claim to Fame (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jumping to Conclusions (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica On Stage (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Taking Charge (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teamwork (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
April Fool! (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica and the Brat Attack (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Princess Elizabeth (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's Bad Idea (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth's New Hero (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica the Rock Star (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
Danny Means Trouble (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amy's Pen Pal (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth's First Kiss (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amy Moves In (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The War Between the Twins (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica and the Money Mix-Up (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mary is Missing (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lois Strikes Back (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twins Get Caught (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's Secret (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mademoiselle Jessica (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's New Look (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lucy Takes the Reins (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mandy Miller Fights Back (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twins' Little Sister (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Party Weekend (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica and the Secret Star (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth the Impossible (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Booster Boycott (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Slime That Ate Sweet Valley (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica the Nerd (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Poor Lila! (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ciao, Sweet Valley! (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Brooke and Her Rock-Star Mom (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wakefields Strike It Rich (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Brother's in Love! (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Charm School Mystery (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth and the Orphans (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Barnyard Battle (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sarah's Dad and Sophia's Mom (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Middle School Gets Married (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Love Potion (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Psychic Sisters (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lila's Music Video (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica Saves the Trees (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Patty's Last Dance (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Boyfriend Switch (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica the Thief (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Won't Someone Help Anna? (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth the Hero (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica and the Earthquake (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yours for a Day (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gossip War (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Robbery at the Mall (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's Blind Date (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Todd Runs Away (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steven the Zombie (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steven's Enemy (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Amy's Secret Sister (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Incredible Madame Jessica (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Steven Gets Even (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cousin War (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Deadly Voyage (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Escape from Terror Island (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth the Seventh Grader (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
It Can't Happen Here (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mother-Daughter Switch (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's Cookie Disaster (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth Solves It All (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beast Must Die (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Scared to Sleep (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Talk to Brian (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Twins in Love (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Battle of the Cheerleaders (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Elizabeth the Spy (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Beast is Watching You (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
If I Die Before I Wake (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mysterious Dr. Q (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Breakfast of Enemies (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twins Hit Hollywood (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Year Without Christmas (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Brother's in Love Again (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's Lucky Millions (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cammi's Crush (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Don't Go in the Basement (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Pumpkin Fever (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sisters at War (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Escape! (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
If Looks Could Kill (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boyfriend Game (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boyfriend Mess (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Happy Mother's Day, Lila (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica Takes Charge (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Down with Queen Janet! (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweet Valley Twins: Super Editions Books

Holiday Mischief (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Class Trip (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Camp Secret (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unicorns Go Hawaiian (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lila's Secret Valentine (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's Animal Instincts (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twins Take Paris (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's First Kiss (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Twins Go to College (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's No Angel (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Good-Bye, Middle School! (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweet Valley Twins : Magna Editions Books

The Magic Christmas (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Christmas Without Elizabeth (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
BIG for Christmas (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweet Valley Twins Diaries Books

Publication Order of Sweet Valley Twins: Super Chillers Books

The Christmas Ghost (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Carnival Ghost (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost in the Graveyard (1990)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ghost in the Bell Tower (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of the Ruby Necklace (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Haunted Burial Ground (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Curse of the Golden Heart (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret of the Magic Pen (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Evil Elizabeth (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Sweet Valley Twins: The Unicorn Club Books

Lila’s Little Sister (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Save the Unicorns (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maria’s Movie Comeback (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best Friend Game (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Unicorns In Love (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ellen’s Family Secret (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unicorns at War (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Close For Comfort (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kimberly Rides Again (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Who Will Be Miss Unicorn? (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mandy In The Middle (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Angels Keep Out (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Five Girls and a Baby (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lila On The Loose (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Too Cool for the Unicorns (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bon Voyage, Unicorns! (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Boyfriends for Everyone (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rachel's in, Lila's Out (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Most Beautiful Girl in the World (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
In Love with Mandy (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Snow Bunnies (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jessica's Dream Date (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trapped in the Mall (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon

Sweet Valley Twins is a series of children’s novels created by Francine Pascal. The books are spin-offs of the Sweet Valley High series. They take readers back to the younger days of some of Sweet Valley High’s most popular characters.

+The Story

The Sweet Valley High series took the world by storm when it premiered in 1983. The books were a big hit primarily because they were soap operas written for teens. The plots were outlandish and the cliffhangers were exaggerated.

Francine Pascal has been credited for introducing many a young girl to the reading habit via her books. The popularity of the Sweet Valley High Series was such that it spawned numerous spinoffs.

The first of these spinoffs was the Sweet Valley Twins series. While the Sweet Valley High books took place in high school, the Twins novels went back to the Middle School years to show the events that transformed Pascal’s characters into their Valley High versions.

As with most other spinoffs, the Sweet Valley Twins series centers on Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. Elizabeth and Jessica are twins that live in Sweet Valley, California. When they are first introduced in these books, Jessica and Elizabeth are students at Sweet Valley Middle school.

The siblings are identical in every physical aspect, from their long golden hair to their tan and even the dimple they bear on their left cheek. They have always been close, best friends even.

Things begin to change when the twins enter sixth-grade. Jessica starts to pull away from Elizabeth. She is no longer content to be a carbon copy of her sister. And Elizabeth notices the attitude.

But there’s little she can do to prevent the change in dynamics. Pretty soon, Jessica is taking an interest in makeup, and her curiosity for boys skyrockets. And it isn’t just the cosmetic changes that trouble Elizabeth.

Jessica is getting mean. She’s walking with a snobbish crowd and she doesn’t care how many people she has to hurt if it means being the most popular girl in school.

While Elizabeth is initially troubled by her sister’s behavior, she begins to accept that maybe the separation between the twins is a natural consequence of growing up. And Elizabeth hasn’t been immune to those consequences either.

Where her sister has taken on a cruel and merciless persona, Elizabeth has become that much warmer. She abhors gossip and her interest in fashion is only minimal. She’d rather spend her free time reading and writing than partying with her friends

And the decision hasn’t made her any less popular. As the Sweet Valley Twins series progresses, it becomes clear that people love Elizabeth almost as much as they admire Jessica. She has no qualms about being the reliable more serious twin, the sort of girl that can keep a hold of a steady love interest rather than skipping from one boy to another.

For all intent and purpose, the Sweet Valley Twins series is a prologue to the Valley High series. The Twins books were written for Valley High readers who wanted to know how their favorite characters became the people they were in high school.

Francine Pascal attempts to answer those questions. She delves into Jessica and Elizabeth’s relationship, showing just how close the twins used to be and the events that eventually drove them apart.

+The Author

Francine Pascal is officially credited with creating and writing all the Sweet Valley books and their spinoffs. However, Pascal is technically just the creator. Most of the books were written by ghostwriters, though Pascal personally supervised the writing process.

With the Sweet Valley Twins series, Jamie Suzanne is often cited as the author. However, that is just a pen name crafted from the names of Pascal’s daughters and under which numerous ghostwriters work to produce the Sweet Valley Twins books.

Jamie Suzanne’s bio claims that she was born in 1955 in Iowa. It also says she has a supportive husband who assisters her in her writing process.

Most Sweet Valley fans know that there’s no such person as Suzanne. Pascal, the creator, was born in 1938 in Manhattan to an auctioneer for a father. She met her husband while attending New York University.

John Pascal and Francine worked together on a number of projects until his death in 1981.

The author created the Sweet Valley concept around the characters of Jessica and Elizabeth. She was fascinated by the idea that everyone has two sides to their personality: a good side and a bad side.

She saw her stories about a pair of twins, one good and the other quite bad, as a means of exploring that concept further. Pascal admits that she didn’t know the Sweet Valley books would be such big hits.

She already had a few series under her belt by this point. Pascal chose not to write the Sweet Valley books herself because she didn’t think her voice was suitable for teenage readers. Pascal’s earlier books were more adult-oriented and utilized significantly more sophisticated language.

Pascal turned to ghostwriters because she thought that would give her books a wider appeal. And she was right. Most kids of the 80s and 90s will attest to reading at least one Sweet Valley book at some point in their lives.

+Best Friends

Jessica and Elizabeth are identical twins. They are also best friends. They’ve been together since they were born. They have also always done everything together. But when they enroll in Sweet Valley Middle School everything changes.

As enthusiastic as Elizabeth is about working on the class newspaper, Jessica is more interested in joining all the pretty and popular girls in an exclusive club.

Elizabeth doesn’t like the turn her sister is taking. And it isn’t until she tries following Jessica into the Unicorns that Elizabeth realizes that she might be witnessing the beginning of the end of her close relationship with her twin.

+Teacher’s Pet

Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are talented dancers. They are by far the best pupils in their ballet class. But Jessica knows she’s even better than her sister Elizabeth. There is no doubt in Jessica’s mind that she deserves to do the solo in the recital.

But Jessica knows her teacher only has eyes for Elizabeth. No matter how hard Jessica works, it is Elizabeth who enjoys Madame Andre’s praise.

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