I’m an 80’s girl through and through. Aside from watching MTV, ratting my hair and sportin’ neon makeup, nail polish and clothing, Sweet Valley High was a must read. It has bad boys, cool cars, school dances, kissing and jocks. Now, author, Francine Pascal launches one of my most anticipated books, Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later all those girls I bonded with in the pages are adults and life, just like in the real world, has changed.
Identical twins, Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are back and grown up. They have an epic proportion fall out that has left them on non-speaking terms for eight months. It’s part of the complex adult world of love, betrayal, careers and sisterhood!
About Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later
Ten years after graduating from Sweet Valley High, the Wakefield twins have had a falling out of epic proportions. When Jessica commits what can only considered a complete and utter betrayal, Elizabeth flees to New York to escape the pain and immerse herself in her lifelong dream of becoming a serious reporter. Things seem to be going well: new job, new friends, new romances, but still there’s a burning anger inside that won’t die.
Jessica remains in California, dealing with the fallout of her heart-wrenching choices and holding onto what semblance of normalcy she can. She has a career she loves and friends she’s known forever, but she misses her sister, her oldest and best friend. Sweet Valley remains the beautiful California home of her youth, but passions are beginning to arise that will likely cause earthquakes in this otherwise peaceful town.
Despite the distance between them, the sisters are never far from each other’s thoughts. Jessica longs for forgiveness, but Elizabeth can’t forget her twin’s duplicity.
Uncharacteristically, she decides the only way to heal her broken heart is to get revenge. Always the “good” twin, the one getting her headstrong sister out of trouble, Elizabeth is now about to turn the tables…
About the author:
FRANCINE PASCAL is the creator of the Sweet Valley High series and one of the world’s most popular fiction writers for teenagers and the author of several best-selling novels, My Mother Was Never A Kid (Hanging out with Cici), My First Love and Other Disasters, as well as the series Fearless. Her adult novels include, Save Johanna! and If Wishes Were Horses (La Villa) and the non-fiction, The Strange Case of Patty Hearst. She also collaborated on the Broadway musical, George M! and has also done revisions on the musicals Carnival and the English version of Mack & Mabel. As a theater lover and Tony voter, Ms. Pascal is on the Advisory Board of The American Theatre Wing. Her favorite sport is a monthly poker game. She lives in New York City and France.