From the cover flap of the book:
Sweet Valley is back…
Ten years after graduating from Sweet Valley High, the Wakefield twins have had a falling-out of epic proportions. When Jessica commits a complete and utter betrayal, Elizabeth flees to New York to escape the pain and immerse herself in her lifelong dream of becoming a journalist.
Jessica remains in California, dealing with the fallout of her heart-wrenching choices. She has a career she loves and lots of old friends, but she misses her sister, her oldest best friend. With Elizabeth as her enemy, Sweet Valle is no longer the idyllic town of their youth.
Jessica longs for forgiveness, but Elizabeth can’t forget her twin’s duplicity. She decides the only way to heal her broken heart is to get revenge. Always the “good” twin, the one getting her reckless sister out of trouble, Elizabeth is now about to turn the tables…
So… I loved all of the Sweet Valley books when I was a kid. Loved. And so obviously I wanted to know what happened to the Wakefield twins… But now I kind of wish I didn’t. Erm.
This was like reading something on fanfiction.net… Something weird in which the characters don’t seem to be anything like they ever have before. Weird out of character fanfic…that just happened to be written by the creator of the SVH books. Erm.
I couldn’t help but laugh over most of this because it just seemed so bizarre. ESPECIALLY the bit where Elizabeth falls in love with Bruce Patman. You know, the guy who tried to date rape her. Explain please someone. Do not understand.
It of course doesn’t help that I was reading this when doped up on extra strong cold medicine during my two week long super bad cold that wanted to make me die. So in truth I did find it hilarious… I’m just not sure if it was supposed to be as funny as I ended up finding it.
The Bottom Line
Skip it. I kind of wish I hadn’t read this…