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Sweet Valley Twins Books In Order

Publication Order of Sweet Valley Twins Books

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

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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