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Francine Pascal

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About the Author

Francine Pascal grew up in New York City and attended New York University. She is the author of the Sweet Valley High series, featuring twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield. She had originally planned the idea for a daytime soap for teens, but a close friend talked her into making the idea into a näytä lisää book series instead. Pascal has also written "Hangin' Out with Cici, which became an ABC After School Special called "My Mother Was Never a Kid", "The Hand-Me-Down Kid," also made into an ABC After School Special, "My First Love and Other Disasters," and "Love and Betrayal & Hold the Mayo." She has also worked on a musical and several adult books, and is the executive director for the Sweet Valley High TV show. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
Disambiguation Notice:

(eng) Francine Pascal was the creator of the Sweet Valley series, to represent ghost-writers of her series, she created the pen names of Jamie Suzanne (a combination of the names of her daughters), Laurie John, or Kate William (but not Kate Williams, who is a real and separate person. Even though there may be Sweet Valley books incorrectly attributed to her.)


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Tuplarakkautta (1984) — Creator — 516 kappaletta
Best Friends (Sweet Valley Twins, No. 1) (1986) — Creator — 368 kappaletta
Secrets (1983) — Creator — 351 kappaletta
TEACHER'S PET #2 (Sweet Valley Twins) (1986) — Creator — 281 kappaletta
Fearless (1999) 280 kappaletta
Leikkiä tulella (1983) — Creator — 268 kappaletta
The Haunted House (1986) 256 kappaletta
Power Play (1984) — Creator — 244 kappaletta
Choosing Sides (1986) 231 kappaletta
Dear Sister (1984) — Creator — 227 kappaletta
Three's a Crowd (1987) — Creator — 221 kappaletta
Sneaking Out (1987) 220 kappaletta
All Night Long (1984) — Creator — 217 kappaletta
Dangerous Love (1984) 213 kappaletta
Wakefields of Sweet Valley (1991) — Creator — 210 kappaletta
The New Girl (1987) 203 kappaletta
Sam (1999) 191 kappaletta
Kidnapped! (1984) — Creator — 188 kappaletta
First Place (1987) 187 kappaletta
Run (1999) 173 kappaletta
Sydäntenmurskaaja (1984) — Creator — 172 kappaletta
Toisenlainen tyttö (1984) — Creator — 170 kappaletta
Crash Landing! (1985) — Creator — 169 kappaletta
Against the Rules (1987) 169 kappaletta
Sydänten kilpajuoksu (1984) 166 kappaletta
Tug of War (1987) 165 kappaletta
When Love Dies (1984) — Creator — 163 kappaletta
Valheiden verkossa (1984) — Creator — 160 kappaletta
Buried Treasure (1987) 156 kappaletta
Keeping Secrets (1987) 156 kappaletta
One of the Gang (1987) 154 kappaletta
The Wakefield Legacy (1992) — Creator — 152 kappaletta
Perfect Summer (1985) 151 kappaletta
Out of Place (1988) 150 kappaletta
Fearless: Fearless; Sam; Run (2012) 150 kappaletta
The New Jessica (1986) — Creator — 147 kappaletta
Kiss (2000) 146 kappaletta
Lupauksia (1985) 145 kappaletta
Second Best (1988) 145 kappaletta
Hulluna rakkaudesta (1985) — Creator — 143 kappaletta
Rakkauskirjeitä (1985) 143 kappaletta
Twisted (Fearless 4) (2000) 143 kappaletta
Stretching the Truth (1987) 142 kappaletta
The Older Boy (1987) 140 kappaletta
Ikuinen kakkonen (1986) — Creator — 139 kappaletta
Deceptions (1984) — Creator — 138 kappaletta
Onnenpoika (1985) — Creator — 138 kappaletta
Hostage! (Sweet Valley High, No 26) (1986) — Creator — 136 kappaletta
Payback (2000) 136 kappaletta
Boys Against Girls (1988) 136 kappaletta
Petollinen poikaystävä (1985) 135 kappaletta
The Class Trip (1988) 134 kappaletta
Rebel (Fearless 7) (2000) 131 kappaletta
Playing Hooky (1988) 130 kappaletta
The Evil Twin (1993) 130 kappaletta
Center of Attention (1988) 130 kappaletta
Runaway Hamster (1989) 125 kappaletta
Bitter Rivals (1986) — Creator — 122 kappaletta
Malibu Summer (1986) 122 kappaletta
The Christmas Ghost (1989) 122 kappaletta
Say Goodbye (1985) 122 kappaletta
Surprise! Surprise! (1989) 121 kappaletta
Taking Sides (1986) — Creator — 121 kappaletta
Spring Break (1986) 120 kappaletta
Muistoja (1986) — Creator — 119 kappaletta
On the Edge (1987) — Creator — 119 kappaletta
Heat (2000) 119 kappaletta
Alone in the Crowd (1986) — Creator — 119 kappaletta
The War Between the Twins (1990) 118 kappaletta
The Carnival Ghost (1990) 118 kappaletta
Claim to Fame (1988) 117 kappaletta
Standing Out (1989) 117 kappaletta
Umpikuja (1986) 116 kappaletta
April Fool! (1989) 115 kappaletta
Jumping to Conclusions (1988) 114 kappaletta
Hangin' out with Cici (1977) 114 kappaletta
Too Much in Love (1985) — Creator — 114 kappaletta
Liar (2000) 114 kappaletta
Elizabeth's First Kiss (1990) 113 kappaletta
Mary is Missing (1990) 113 kappaletta
Slam Book Fever (1988) — Creator — 112 kappaletta
Winter Carnival (1986) 112 kappaletta
Special Christmas (1985) 111 kappaletta
The Bully (1988) 111 kappaletta
Troublemaker (1988) — Creator — 111 kappaletta
Elizabeth's New Hero (1989) 110 kappaletta
Jealous Lies (1986) — Creator — 109 kappaletta
Teamwork (1989) 109 kappaletta
The Magic Christmas (1992) 109 kappaletta
The Ghost in the Graveyard (1990) 109 kappaletta
Jessica's Cat Trick (1990) 106 kappaletta
Outcast (1987) — Creator — 106 kappaletta
Taking Charge (1989) 104 kappaletta
Blood (2000) 104 kappaletta
Rumors (1987) — Creator — 104 kappaletta
Jessica on Stage (1989) 103 kappaletta
Left Behind (1988) 103 kappaletta
Leaving Home (1987) — Creator — 101 kappaletta
Rakkauden huumaa (1986) — Creator — 101 kappaletta
Kaikki pelissä (1987) — Creator — 100 kappaletta
Holiday Mischief (1988) 100 kappaletta
Kielletty rakkaus (1987) — Creator — 98 kappaletta
Secret Admirer (1987) — Creator — 98 kappaletta
Starting Over (1987) — Creator — 97 kappaletta
Bad (Fearless) (2001) 97 kappaletta
Jessica's Secret (1990) 97 kappaletta
Jessica the Rock Star (1989) 96 kappaletta
Deadly Summer (1989) 96 kappaletta
Trust (2000) 96 kappaletta
The Big Camp Secret (1989) 94 kappaletta
No Place to Hide (1988) 94 kappaletta
Return of the Evil Twin (1995) 94 kappaletta
Killer (2000) 93 kappaletta
Perhesalaisuuksia (1988) — Creator — 93 kappaletta
Kill Game (2005) 93 kappaletta
The Twins' Mystery Teacher (1989) 92 kappaletta
Princess Elizabeth (1989) 92 kappaletta
Last Chance (1987) — Creator — 92 kappaletta
Missing (2001) 92 kappaletta
The Fatal Night (1989) 91 kappaletta
Amy's Pen Pal (1990) 91 kappaletta
Second Chance (1989) — Creator — 90 kappaletta
The New Elizabeth (1990) 90 kappaletta
Brokenhearted (1989) — Creator — 89 kappaletta
Spring Fever (1987) 88 kappaletta
Playing for Keeps (1988) — Creator — 88 kappaletta
The Curse of the Ruby Necklace (1993) 87 kappaletta
Pretenses (1988) — Creator — 87 kappaletta
A Night to Remember (1993) 87 kappaletta
Lila's Story (1989) 85 kappaletta
Tears (2001) 85 kappaletta
Lost at Sea (1989) — Creator — 85 kappaletta
A Killer on Board (1995) — Creator — 85 kappaletta
Love, Lies, and Jessica Wakefield (1993) 85 kappaletta
Elizabeth's Secret Diary (1994) — Creator — 84 kappaletta
Who's Who? (1990) 84 kappaletta
White Lies (1989) — Creator — 83 kappaletta
The Unicorns Go Hawaiian (1991) 83 kappaletta
The Morning After (1993) 82 kappaletta
Kahden tulen välissä (1988) — Creator — 82 kappaletta
The Patmans of Sweet Valley (1997) 81 kappaletta
Jessica's Secret Diary, Volume I (1994) 81 kappaletta
In Love Again (1989) 79 kappaletta
Jessica and the Money Mix-Up (1990) 79 kappaletta
Who's To Blame (1990) 79 kappaletta
Hard Choices (1988) — Creator — 79 kappaletta
Love (2002) 79 kappaletta
The Love Bet (1990) 78 kappaletta
Lois Strikes Back (1990) 78 kappaletta
The Case of the Secret Santa (1990) 78 kappaletta
Out of Reach (1988) — Creator — 78 kappaletta
Flee (2001) 78 kappaletta
Shock (2002) 77 kappaletta
A Married Woman (1994) 77 kappaletta
The Arrest (1993) 77 kappaletta
Before Gaia (1992) 77 kappaletta
Jessica's Bad Idea (1989) 76 kappaletta
Naked (2001) 76 kappaletta
Perfect Shot (1989) — Creator — 76 kappaletta
Elizabeth's Valentine (1990) 75 kappaletta
The Stolen Diary (1992) 75 kappaletta
The Verdict (1993) 75 kappaletta
The Ghost in the Bell Tower (1992) 74 kappaletta
The Ruling Class (2004) 73 kappaletta
Sex (2002) 73 kappaletta
Almost Married (1994) — Creator — 72 kappaletta
Mademoiselle Jessica (1991) 72 kappaletta
The Twins' Little Sister (1991) 70 kappaletta
Twins (2002) 70 kappaletta
A Stranger in the House (1995) — Creator — 70 kappaletta
The Parent Plot (1990) 70 kappaletta
Decisions (1988) — Creator — 70 kappaletta
Amy Moves In (1991) 69 kappaletta
Blind (2001) 69 kappaletta
Live Bait (2005) 69 kappaletta
He's Watching You (1995) 69 kappaletta
My First Love and Other Disasters (1979) 68 kappaletta
Against the Odds (1989) — Creator — 68 kappaletta
The Ghost of Tricia Martin (1990) 68 kappaletta
Ms. Quarterback (1990) — Creator — 68 kappaletta
Lucy Takes the Reins (1991) 68 kappaletta
Two Boy Weekend (1989) — Creator — 67 kappaletta
The Slime that Ate Sweet Valley (1991) 67 kappaletta
Miss Teen Sweet Valley (1991) 67 kappaletta
Can't Stay Away (1999) 67 kappaletta
Jessica's Secret Diary, Volume II (1996) 67 kappaletta
Date with a Werewolf (1994) — Creator — 66 kappaletta
Boy Trouble (1990) 66 kappaletta
Beware the Baby-Sitter (1993) 65 kappaletta
Beware the Wolfman (1994) — Creator — 65 kappaletta
The Hand-Me-Down-Kid (1980) 65 kappaletta
The Love of Her Life (1994) 65 kappaletta
The Curse of the Golden Heart (1994) 65 kappaletta
Jessica's New Look (1991) 65 kappaletta
Jessica's Zoo Adventure (1990) 64 kappaletta
The Twins Get Caught (1990) 64 kappaletta
The Great Boyfriend Switch (1993) 64 kappaletta
Agent Out (2006) 64 kappaletta
Lila's Secret (1990) 63 kappaletta
BIG for Christmas (1994) 63 kappaletta
Rock Star's Girl (1991) 63 kappaletta
Love and Death in London (1994) — Creator — 62 kappaletta
Murder on the Line (1992) 62 kappaletta
Sorority Scandal (1995) 62 kappaletta
The Long-Lost Brother (1991) — Creator — 62 kappaletta
Your Basic Nightmare (1999) 62 kappaletta
Trouble at Home (1990) 61 kappaletta
Fear (2002) 61 kappaletta
Regina's Legacy (1991) 61 kappaletta
Sweet Valley Trick or Treat (1990) 61 kappaletta
Get Real (1999) 61 kappaletta
Kidnapped by the Cult! (1992) 60 kappaletta
My Best Friend's Boyfriend (1992) 60 kappaletta
Jessica's Big Mistake (1990) 60 kappaletta
Jessica the Genius (1995) 60 kappaletta
A Deadly Christmas (1994) — Creator — 59 kappaletta
Escape (2003) 59 kappaletta
Betrayed (2011) 59 kappaletta
Booster Boycott (1991) 59 kappaletta
Anything for Love (1994) 59 kappaletta
Murder in Paradise (1995) 58 kappaletta
Jessica Quits the Squad (1995) 58 kappaletta
Mandy Miller Fights Back (1991) 58 kappaletta
Friend Against Friend (1990) 58 kappaletta
Good-bye to Love (1994) 57 kappaletta
The Secret of the Magic Pen (1995) 57 kappaletta
The Boyfriend War (1994) 57 kappaletta
Don't Go Home With John (1993) 57 kappaletta
Alone (2002) 57 kappaletta
The Pom-Pom Wars (1995) 56 kappaletta
Amy's True Love (1991) 56 kappaletta
Lost (1970) 56 kappaletta
No Means No (1995) 56 kappaletta
A Christmas Without Elizabeth (1993) 56 kappaletta
Boy Meets Girl (1999) 56 kappaletta
Enid's Story (1990) 56 kappaletta
Dance of Death (1996) 56 kappaletta
Starring Jessica! (1991) 56 kappaletta
Bruce's Story (1990) 56 kappaletta
Take Back the Night (1995) 56 kappaletta
Maria Who? (1999) 55 kappaletta
Kiss of the Vampire (1995) 55 kappaletta
Aftershock (1998) 55 kappaletta
S. S. Heartbreak (1995) 55 kappaletta
Running for Her Life (1996) 55 kappaletta
Steven's Bride (1992) 55 kappaletta
Earthquake (1998) 55 kappaletta
Jessica the Thief (1993) 55 kappaletta
Home for Christmas (1994) 55 kappaletta
Billie's Secret (1996) 55 kappaletta
I've Got a Secret (1999) 55 kappaletta
Teacher Crush (1989) — Creator — 55 kappaletta
The Charm School Mystery (1992) 54 kappaletta
"V" for Victory (1995) 54 kappaletta
Happily Ever After (1997) — Creator — 54 kappaletta
The Perfect Girl (1991) 54 kappaletta
Naked Eye (2006) 54 kappaletta
The One That Got Away (1999) 54 kappaletta
The House of Death (1808) 54 kappaletta
Freak (2003) 54 kappaletta
The Haunted Burial Ground (1994) 53 kappaletta
Wanted for Murder (1888) 53 kappaletta
So Cool (1999) 53 kappaletta
The Roommate (1996) 53 kappaletta
Normal (2004) 53 kappaletta
Elizabeth the Impossible (1991) 53 kappaletta
The Middle School Gets Married (1993) 53 kappaletta
Deadly Attraction (1995) 52 kappaletta
The High School War (1996) 52 kappaletta
The Treasure of Death Valley (1995) 52 kappaletta
College Cruise (1995) 52 kappaletta
Behind Closed Doors (1995) 52 kappaletta
One Last Kiss (1997) 52 kappaletta
Operation Love Match (1994) 52 kappaletta
The Big Party Weekend (1991) 52 kappaletta
Terror (2004) 52 kappaletta
Death Threat (1994) 52 kappaletta
Say It to My Face (1999) 52 kappaletta
Fake (2004) 51 kappaletta
Tall, Dark, and Deadly (1996) 51 kappaletta
Kiss of a Killer (1996) 51 kappaletta
Jessica the Baby-Sitter (1990) 51 kappaletta
The Wakefields Strike it Rich (1992) 51 kappaletta
Double Crossed (1994) 51 kappaletta
A Kiss Before Dying (1996) — Creator — 51 kappaletta
The Other Woman (1995) 50 kappaletta
Jessica Against Bruce (1992) 50 kappaletta
In Love with the Enemy (1996) 50 kappaletta
If You Only Knew (1999) 50 kappaletta
A Royal Pain (2001) 50 kappaletta
Big Brother's In Love (1992) 50 kappaletta
Nightmare in Death Valley (1995) — Creator — 50 kappaletta
Sweet Valley High Trilleri 6: Kasvot menneisyydestä (1997) — Creator — 50 kappaletta
Gone (2004) 50 kappaletta
University, Interrupted (2001) 49 kappaletta
The Twins and the Wild West (1990) 49 kappaletta
Soap Star (1992) 49 kappaletta
Dead Before Dawn (1860) 49 kappaletta
All About Love (2000) 49 kappaletta
Elizabeth's Rival (1996) 49 kappaletta
Gaia Abducted (2000) 49 kappaletta
Rosa's Lie (1992) 49 kappaletta
Sarah's Dad and Sophia's Mom (1992) 49 kappaletta
Stepsisters (1993) 49 kappaletta
As If I Care (2000) 48 kappaletta
Good-bye, Elizabeth (1998) 48 kappaletta
Brooke and Her Rock-Star Mom (1992) 48 kappaletta
Cover Girls (1997) 48 kappaletta
Shipboard Wedding (1995) 48 kappaletta
The It Guy (2000) 48 kappaletta
Psychic Sisters (1993) 48 kappaletta
Left at the Alter (1994) 48 kappaletta
Broken Promises, Shattered Dreams (1996) 48 kappaletta
Three Girls and a Guy (2000) 48 kappaletta
Once Upon a Time (1997) 48 kappaletta
Romeo and 2 Juliets (1995) 48 kappaletta
Jessica and the Secret Star (1991) 48 kappaletta
Broken Angel (1999) 48 kappaletta
So Not Me (2000) 48 kappaletta
Starring Winston Egbert (1990) 47 kappaletta
Lust (2002) 47 kappaletta
Elizabeth and the Orphans (1992) 47 kappaletta
Bad Girl (2000) 47 kappaletta
The Girl They Both Loved (1991) 47 kappaletta
Olivia's Story (1991) 47 kappaletta
Todd's Story (1992) 47 kappaletta
The Twins Take Paris (1996) 46 kappaletta
The Trial of Jessica Wakefield (1996) 46 kappaletta
Exposed (2004) 46 kappaletta
Take Me On (1999) 46 kappaletta
Jessica the Nerd (1992) 46 kappaletta
The Dating Game (1991) 46 kappaletta
Jessica's Secret Love (1994) 46 kappaletta
The Love Potion (1993) 46 kappaletta
Elizabeth's Heartbreak (1997) 45 kappaletta
Barnyard Battle (1992) 45 kappaletta
Falling for Lucas (1996) 45 kappaletta
Last Wish (1998) 45 kappaletta
Split Decision (2000) 45 kappaletta
Love Letters For Sale (1992) 45 kappaletta
London Calling (2001) 45 kappaletta
The Twins Go to the Hospital (1991) 44 kappaletta
Chase (2003) 44 kappaletta
It's My Life (1999) 44 kappaletta
Jessica's Blind Date (1994) 44 kappaletta
Love and Murder (1998) 44 kappaletta
Save the Unicorns (1994) 44 kappaletta
What Jessica Wants . . . (1998) 44 kappaletta
What Winston Saw (1997) 44 kappaletta
To Catch a Thief (1997) — Creator — 44 kappaletta
College Weekend (1995) 44 kappaletta
Killer at Sea (1997) 43 kappaletta
Jessica's Snobby Club (1992) 43 kappaletta
Wired (2004) 43 kappaletta
Spy Girl (1997) 43 kappaletta
Soulmates (1999) 43 kappaletta
Fight Fire with Fire (1998) — Creator — 43 kappaletta
Cheating to Win (1991) 43 kappaletta
Loving (1985) 43 kappaletta
Backstabber (2000) 43 kappaletta
Falling Apart (2000) 43 kappaletta
Camp Killer (1996) 43 kappaletta
Are We In Love? (1993) 42 kappaletta
Escape to New York (1998) 42 kappaletta
If I Die Before I Wake (1996) 42 kappaletta
Jessica's First Kiss (1997) 42 kappaletta
A Picture Perfect Prom? (1998) — Creator — 42 kappaletta
Close to You (2001) 42 kappaletta
Sweet 18 (2003) — Creator — 42 kappaletta
Poor Lila! (1992) 42 kappaletta
Elizabeth Betrayed (1992) 41 kappaletta
Too Hot to Handle (1997) — Creator — 41 kappaletta
Sweet Valley Slumber Party (1991) 41 kappaletta
She's Not What She Seems (1993) 41 kappaletta
Nothing Is Forever (2000) 41 kappaletta
The Cousin War (1995) 41 kappaletta
Yours for a Day (1994) 41 kappaletta
The Cool Crowd (1999) 41 kappaletta
Breaking Away (1998) 41 kappaletta
Jessica's Older Guy (1995) 41 kappaletta
On My Own (2000) 41 kappaletta
Elizabeth and Todd Forever (1997) 41 kappaletta
Channel X (1998) 41 kappaletta
For the Love of Ryan (1996) 41 kappaletta
Meet Me at Midnight (1996) 41 kappaletta
Sweet Kiss of Summer (1996) 41 kappaletta
Elizabeth the Seventh Grader (1995) 41 kappaletta
Here Comes the Bride (1996) 40 kappaletta
Elizabeth Is Mine (1998) 40 kappaletta
In Love with a Prince (1993) 40 kappaletta
Jessica Takes Manhattan (1997) 40 kappaletta
The Boys of Summer (1997) 40 kappaletta
Please Forgive Me (1998) 40 kappaletta
His Secret Past (1996) 40 kappaletta
Steven the Zombie (1994) 39 kappaletta
Patty's Last Dance (1993) 39 kappaletta
Downstairs, Upstairs (2001) 39 kappaletta
Never Let Go (2000) 39 kappaletta
Lila's New Flame (1997) — Creator — 39 kappaletta
Elizabeth the Hero (1993) 39 kappaletta
Meant to Be (1600) 39 kappaletta
Lila's Secret Valentine (1995) 39 kappaletta
Have You Heard About Elizabeth? (1998) 39 kappaletta
Don't Let Go (1865) 38 kappaletta
The Gossip War (1994) 38 kappaletta
Maria's Movie Comeback (1994) 38 kappaletta
Busted! (1996) 38 kappaletta
Elizabeth Loves New York (1998) 38 kappaletta
Won't Someone Help Anna? (1993) 38 kappaletta
Private Jessica (1998) 38 kappaletta
Straight Up (1600) 38 kappaletta
Evil Elizabeth (1995) 38 kappaletta
The Beast Must Die (1996) 38 kappaletta
Party Weekend (1998) 38 kappaletta
Too Scared to Sleep (1996) 38 kappaletta
The Truth About Ryan (1997) 38 kappaletta
Lila's Little Sister (1994) 38 kappaletta
Where We Belong (2001) 37 kappaletta
The Big Night (1998) — Creator — 37 kappaletta
Model Flirt (1997) 37 kappaletta
Lila's Music Video (1993) 37 kappaletta
I Need You (2001) 37 kappaletta
Lila's Haunted House Party (1991) 37 kappaletta
The Best Friend Game (1994) 37 kappaletta
Amy's Secret Sister (1994) 36 kappaletta
Undercover Angels (1997) 36 kappaletta
The Beast is Watching You (1996) 36 kappaletta
Don't Answer the Phone (1998) 36 kappaletta
It Can't Happen Here (1995) 36 kappaletta
Beauty and the Beach (1997) — Creator — 36 kappaletta
Out of the Picture (1997) 36 kappaletta
Max's Choice (2001) 35 kappaletta
Killer Party (2000) 35 kappaletta
Fearless Elizabeth (1991) 35 kappaletta
Jessica and the Earthquake (1994) 35 kappaletta
Summer of Love (1999) 35 kappaletta
Too Late (2001) 35 kappaletta
Mystery Date (1998) 35 kappaletta
Elizabeth's Broken Arm (1992) 34 kappaletta
Sweet Valley Cleanup Team (1992) 34 kappaletta
Elizabeth and Jessica Run Away (1992) 34 kappaletta
I'll Never Love Again (1766) 34 kappaletta
Jessica's Cookie Disaster (1995) 34 kappaletta
Jessica Saves the Trees (1993) 34 kappaletta
Stay or Go (2001) 34 kappaletta
Ciao, Sweet Valley! (1992) 34 kappaletta
Escape from Terror Island (1995) 34 kappaletta
Three Days, Two Nights (2000) 34 kappaletta
Stranded (1999) 34 kappaletta
Road Trip (2001) 34 kappaletta
Love Me Always (1998) 34 kappaletta
The Price of Love (1998) 34 kappaletta
Steven's Enemy (1994) 33 kappaletta
Face It (2000) 33 kappaletta
Loving the Enemy (1999) 33 kappaletta
Cousin Kelly's Family Secret (1991) 33 kappaletta
Jessica the TV Star (1991) 33 kappaletta
Robbery at the Mall (1994) 32 kappaletta
Elizabeth's Summer Love (1996) 32 kappaletta
Love Lost (1985) 32 kappaletta
The Mother-Daughter Switch (1995) 32 kappaletta
Get a Clue (2002) 32 kappaletta
Me, Me, Me (2001) 32 kappaletta
Left-Out Elizabeth (1990) 32 kappaletta
Boy. Friend. (1999) 32 kappaletta
Secret Love Diaries: Elizabeth (2000) 32 kappaletta
The First Time (2000) 32 kappaletta
How to Ruin a Friendship (1999) 32 kappaletta
Caroline's Mystery Dolls (1991) 32 kappaletta
Very Bad Things (2000) 32 kappaletta
The Year Without Christmas (1997) 32 kappaletta
Jessica and the Jumbo Fish (1991) 31 kappaletta
Todd Runs Away (1994) 31 kappaletta
Jessica's Animal Instincts (1996) 31 kappaletta
Best of Enemies (2002) 31 kappaletta
Unicorns in Love (1994) 31 kappaletta
Tearing Me Apart (2001) 31 kappaletta
Sneaking In (1998) 31 kappaletta
Be Mine (2002) 31 kappaletta
One 2 Many (1999) 31 kappaletta
Steven Gets Even (1995) 31 kappaletta
Crybaby Lois (1990) 30 kappaletta
Lacey's Crush (1999) 30 kappaletta
The Dreaded Ex (2000) 30 kappaletta
Elizabeth in Love (2000) 30 kappaletta
You're Not My Sister (1999) 30 kappaletta
Control Freak (2001) 30 kappaletta
Bossy Steven (1991) 30 kappaletta
Senior Cut Day (2002) 30 kappaletta
Jessica's Unburied Treasure (1992) 30 kappaletta
Secret Love Diaries: Jessica (2000) 30 kappaletta
Rush Week (2000) 30 kappaletta
Living Together (1999) 30 kappaletta
He's Back (2002) 29 kappaletta
The Incredible Madame Jessica (1996) 29 kappaletta
If Wishes Were Horses... (1994) 29 kappaletta
Whatever (2000) 29 kappaletta
Playing Dirty (2001) 29 kappaletta
Don't Go in the Basement (1997) 29 kappaletta
No Rules (1999) 29 kappaletta
The Unicorns at War (1995) 29 kappaletta
Jessica: Next Stop, Jr. High (1998) 29 kappaletta
Dropping Out (2000) 29 kappaletta
Who Knew? (2000) 29 kappaletta
Trapped in Toyland (1994) 29 kappaletta
The Battle of the Cheerleaders (1996) 29 kappaletta
Caroline's Halloween Spell (1992) 28 kappaletta
Jessica's Mermaid (1994) 28 kappaletta
Fooling Around (1999) 28 kappaletta
Truth or Dare (1999) 28 kappaletta
The Case of the Christmas Thief (1992) 28 kappaletta
The Case of the Haunted Camp (1992) 28 kappaletta
Lila's Birthday Bash (1995) 28 kappaletta
Twins in Love (1996) 28 kappaletta
Never Give Up (2002) 27 kappaletta
Prom Night (2002) 27 kappaletta
Deadly Voyage (1995) 27 kappaletta
If Looks Could Kill (1998) 27 kappaletta
True Love (1985) 27 kappaletta
Twin Switch (1999) 27 kappaletta
Fearless 3: Rebel; Heat; Blood (2014) 27 kappaletta
A New Promise (1987) 26 kappaletta
It Takes Two (2002) 26 kappaletta
Twin Hearts (1996) 26 kappaletta
The Case of the Hidden Treasure (1993) 26 kappaletta
Tia in the Middle (2002) 26 kappaletta
Elizabeth Solves It All (1997) 26 kappaletta
Too Popular (1999) 25 kappaletta
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Merkitty avainsanalla


Virallinen nimi
Rubin Pascal, Francine
Muut nimet
Pascal, Fran
Manhattan, New York, USA
New York, New York, USA
Scarsdale, New York, USA
Cannes, France
New York University (BA ∙ 1958)
Pascal, John (writer, second husband)
Stewart, Michael (playwright, brother)
Lyhyt elämäkerta
Creator of mass-market young adult series Sweet Valley and Fearless. Author of several other children's novels, some of which became ABC Afterschool Specials, as well as a few adult novels. With husband John Pascal and brother Michael Stewart, wrote book for Broadway musical "George M!" Worked with John Pascal as screenwriter for ABC soap "The Young Marrieds," and author of novel "The Strange Case of Patty Hearst." Had three daughters, Jamie, Laurie, and Susan, from first marriage. Oldest daughter Jamie died in 2008 of liver disease. Never remarried after John Pascal died of cancer in 1981. Divides her time between homes in New York and the south of France.
Francine Pascal was the creator of the Sweet Valley series, to represent ghost-writers of her series, she created the pen names of Jamie Suzanne (a combination of the names of her daughters), Laurie John, or Kate William (but not Kate Williams, who is a real and separate person. Even though there may be Sweet Valley books incorrectly attributed to her.)



We've had another ghostwriter switch, possibly back to the original one, because events have changed yet again - not the least of which is that the Brazil trip, the original prize for the Prom Queen, has suddenly been mentioned again. More storylines are also wrapping up, which is a good thing because the Wakefield family drama is starting to overtake everything.

There are really only two storylines outside of the Wakefield family in this book:

(1) Pamela Robertson has transferred to Sweet Valley High and continues to find herself ostracized by one and all, due to the false rumors from Big Mesa that ruined her reputation. She attempts to join the tennis team, but gives up even on that. Bruce is outright cruel to her, and Pamela brushes off friendly overtures from others, including Roger Barrett Patman. She ultimately decides to start volunteering at Project Youth with an afterschool program for young kids. Amy Sutton (of all people, considering the nasty rumors she herself spread in the last book) approaches Pamela and invites her out, along with Lila. Pamela figures she has nothing to lose, so why not? Turns out that she, Amy, and Lila really hit it off and even go shopping together at the mall. Amy then has a heart-to-heart with Bruce. At the end of the book, a Big Mesa boy attempts to accost Pamela in the SVH parking lot, and Bruce rides to her rescue. He apologizes, and they are on their way to repairing their relationship.

Bruce continues to be a complete asshole in this storyline, and Pamela comes off a bit pathetic in her longing for him, especially after their nasty encounter following tennis practice. I kinda wish she'd thank him for his assistance in scaring off the Big Mesa dude, then basically be - thanks, but no thanks, I deserve better than you. But this is Sweet Valley, so that's not going to happen.

(2) Lila continues to bond with her mother, and watches in fascination and hope as her parents begin to reminisce about their early days together. She's convinced they are falling for each other again, and pretty much nothing can deter her, not even when Grace finally tells her why she abandoned Lila all those years ago. According to Grace, she and George had a whirlwind romance and married quickly, but her family disapproved and George was intimidated by Grace's family fortune. He started working 24/7 to earn his own fortune, and the rift between them ultimately grew too wide to bridge. Grace left George and took Lila with her; George threatened to have her declared an unfit mother, and actually succeeded, wielding his newfound power and influence to gain sole custody of Lila. George apparently thought that doing this would make Grace come crawling back to him because her family fortune suddenly vanished, but instead she left the continent altogether. George deliberately kept Grace from Lila until Lila's mental health crisis necessitated her return.

I had definitely forgotten this bombshell of an explanation, likely because I'm pretty sure it was 1000% retconned in The Fowlers of Sweet Valley. I can't believe George was so callous and cruel as to drive his own wife away if she wouldn't toe his line, all because of his own issues with her generational wealth. What an asshole! Lila seems certain that True Love Will Conquer All, but damn. I know what's coming, and I want some serious grovel to make up for this.

The good thing about Lila's plotline is that Grace's ~lover~ Pierre is mercifully absent from this book. I guess this ghostie could've done without his drama, too, LOL!

And now, onto the Wakefields...

(3) Steven and Billie have settled into a best-buddy-roomies sort of vibe, and Steven finds himself leaning heavily on Billie during all the stress and strain of Liz's trial. He ultimately divulges some information to her (especially about his mother's strange behavior) and accuses Billie of spreading gossip when random people come up to him and ask him about his mother's nervous breakdown. Billie leaves their apartment; Steven realizes she didn't tell anyone anything that he'd told her in confidence; and he gathers some nerve to go and apologize to her at the end. She accepts his apology and they stand around grinning like idiots at each other, because apparently romantic love can blossom even under extremely stressful circumstances.

(4) Todd has finally figured out that spending time with Jessica is getting him nowhere near Elizabeth. He goes to Steven for advice (a great scene in which Steven asks him what the hell he's thinking, professing to still love Liz while dating her twin) and ultimately decides to write her a letter, asking for a sign that she's willing to forgive him. The sign never comes, and Todd despairs. He continues to go out with Jessica but it's obvious to one and all that he is still mooning after Liz. He even tries approaching Liz, but she can't handle dealing with him after everything else that's happened.

Of course, Liz never received Todd's letter; Jessica intercepted it and tore it up, and then proceeds to lie to Todd about how Liz is cold and vindictive and wants nothing to do with him. It's obvious that Jessica is cracking up, but she feels so isolated from her family that she's clinging to Todd like he's her last anchor in a storm. The harder she clings, the more he wants away, and it's just awkward and awful, all around. Perhaps it's this storyline, above all else, that makes Frannie's supposed Todd/Jessica endgame even more unbearable in SVC. These two characters have no chemistry, and Jessica is acting like a vindictive bitch. Even her friends have noticed that she's losing her grip on reality and are questioning her motives and actions, yet somehow this was supposed to be the endgame all along? No dice, Frannie.

(5) Elizabeth stands trial for vehicular manslaughter in Sam's death, and this whole plot arc is just painfully, cringingly awful. Whereas the previous investigation and arrest had been at least somewhat near the realm of reality, the trial scenes are straight from fantasyland. I read them and just kept thinking, "this is not how this works - how any of this works!" In Sweet Valley, not only is Ned allowed to serve as his daughter's criminal defense attorney (with assistance from his pre-law undergrad son), but apparently all a trial is is the prosecutor putting Liz on the witness stand day after day and continually questioning her about the night of the accident. This goes on for 3 days, before a surprise witness pops up and confesses all. Apparently there was another driver who crashed into the Jeep head on, causing the accident, and then left the scene. He didn't come forward until the very last minute, because he didn't want pretty honor student Liz to take the blame for his actions. Liz is cleared of the manslaughter charge but is convicted of DWI and loses her license.

I mean, just throw your hands up because it's completely ridiculous. Even soap operas get criminal trials more right than this. It's completely ridiculous, but considering how badly the ghosties had painted Liz into the corner, I guess they considered it their only way out.

Liz is free and her family celebrates. Alice Wakefield had reverted to 1950s TV housewife because she felt so helpless during the investigation and trial, but Liz's acquittal brings her back from the brink. It simultaneously pushes Jessica off the cliff, because she sees her family celebrating Liz's "victory" and reads it has nothing but cold rejection and betrayal.

Never mind that Jessica is bringing most of this on herself by refusing to talk to Liz. Elizabeth wants to make up, but Jessica continues to ice her out, and to keep Todd away from her, even though Jessica knows Todd wants nothing to do with her. Jessica has stopped mourning Sam and has become obsessed with punishing Liz for getting away with killing him. Jessica is a mess.

(6) Margo's storyline is retconned, too; she's back in Cleveland now, having killed the little old lady in the bus station bathroom, instead of the Houston train station as per the last book. SHe's back on the bus again, still heading for LA but doing it the hard way. She finally arrives in LA, only to be confronted by Josh Smith, Georgie's older brother. He accosts her in a diner but other men come to her defense and she escapes. She takes a detour to San Diego before finally arriving in Sweet Valley. She goes to Valley Mall when she arrives, soaking in the atmosphere of her new hometown. She even sees Amy, Lila, and Pamela, and considers whether or not they'd be her friends. (She decides Amy is too pretty and might have to die, LOL.) Margo buys a blond wig and tries it on, and is reading the LA papers when she spots an update on Elizabeth's trial. She learns that Elizabeth has a twin sister, and her plans really start to gel into place. All she needs are some contacts, and she's ready to start taking over Liz's life!

Margo manages to get through this book without killing anyone, but Josh is on her tail and he apparently knows all about her past (Nina and Long Island). How he tracked her down is anyone's guess at this point; I know Josh continues to pursue her though the rest of the miniseries but am not sure if his backstory/investigation to this point comes out. I guess we'll see!

Aside from the ridiculousness of Liz's trial, this was a pretty solid read; I liked it better than The Arrest and was content to not have a Wacky Hijinks subplot going on in an attempt to lighten the mood. If it wasn't for the inconsistencies with the story that make it obvious there's more than one hand stirring this pot, it would be a solid five stars. Unfortunately, it's just a little more sloppy than I remember.
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eurohackie | Nov 30, 2023 |
Well, we have our first signs that the ghostie who wrote this book is not the same as the previous one. The timeline has magically constricted - instead of nearly a month passing at the start of this one, only a week has passed. In that time, not only has Sam been buried, the Jeep has also been repaired. Apparently after a total, it looks brand new. Er, yeah, okay then.

Let's run down the storylines, from lightest to darkest:

(1) Nicholas Morrow agrees to appear on HUNKS and has a predictably horrible time. Date #1 is a bike named Jakki who apparently has face tattoos and knows of a worse place around the Valley than Kelly's Roadhouse. Date #2 is the chronic giggler/childlike Susan, who dresses so casually that the only place the two can get in is Bobo's Burger Barn, which features tablecloths that can be colored. Nicholas isn't the only one who's shocked when Susan admits she already has a boyfriend (who *loves* Bobo's) and only did the show for fun. Date #3 is Ann, a pretty, sophisticated girl from nearby Shelter Cove. This time, it's Nicholas who messes up: showing up straight from an afternoon of yard work; forgetting his wallet so she has to pay for dinner; Ann changes the flat tire on his car on their way to the amusement park, where he ends up throwing up on her during the roller coaster ride. Remarkably, Ann found all of this incredibly romantic and agrees to a second date, after their humiliating return to the show to share how their dates went. Nicholas is so grateful that he kisses Ann live on air, and they all live happily ever after.

I wasn't too thrilled with Wacky Dating Hijinks, especially as the ghostie went out of their way to make Jakki and Susan especially awful, and Nicholas into a stick in the mud. The dude is gorgeous and rich; he's never going to have this much trouble dating, especially if he gets out of the high school dating pool and looks elsewhere. Jolly for him that he gets the happy ending here, but yeesh. This whole storyline was super cringey.

(2) Steven is super worried about his family and he can't stay away, even though he desperately needs to find a roommate to share the rent. He plays phone tag with a potential as he comes and goes from campus to home, but when he finally meets Bille Winkler, he's in for a surprise: Bille's a gorgeous girl!

(3) Bruce is finding himself unable to get over Pamela so easily, and he spends a LOT of time waffling with himself over the rumors of her reputation. We get Pamela's POV for the first time here, and learn that a jilted boy is responsible for trashing her reputation. She's never slept with anyone, but none of the guys at Big Mesa want to admit that they couldn't score with Easy Pammy, so the rumors and stories spin completely out of control. Pamela wants to tell Bruce the truth, because she has big news: she's managed to wrangle a transfer to Sweet Valley High, where she hopes to repair her social standing and start over. There are some nasty scenes at the Box Tree Cafe, however, and Pamela realizes that the rumors will follow her even out of Big Mesa, so maybe the transfer to SVH to be near Bruce isn't going to completely solve all of her problems.

(4) Lila is SO EXCITED to meet her mother that it's literally all she can talk about. She's driving her friends crazy, but she doesn't care: she's beyond ready for her own mother figure, and she's nervous/excited to finally see Grace after 14 years. The reunion at the Beverly Hills Hotel is more than she can ask for: Grace is beautiful, charming, and sophisticated, apparently an ash-blond version of Lila herself. All is going quite swimmingly until Grace's boyfriend Pierre announces himself to the world as "Grace's lover"! Lila and her father aren't the only ones who gagged at Pierre the Pill's crash landing. Why the hell did Grace bring him along if he's only going to be a drama queen? I don't care if she lives with him or not: they're not joined at the hip, she could've come alone.

Grace spends as much time soothing Pierre's perceived hurts as she does with Lila, which pisses Lila off and she turns her back on Grace. She doesn't realize until the end - when she hears her mother crying in the living room at Fowler Crest - that maybe the 14 year separation has hurt everyone involved, not just herself.

It's hard not to feel for Lila. She's getting what she wants - her mother - but discovering that there are always strings attached. The moments there are between Lila and Grace are lovely, and I'm looking forward to more mother-daughter bonding ♥

(5) Elizabeth is arrested and has to spend a night in jail, where she's taunted by her cell mates. She still can't remember anything about the night that Sam died; her memory is a black hole. Unfortunately, neither the police nor her high-powered attorney, Alan Rose, believe her; Mr Wakefield is so fed up with hotshot Rose that he vows to take up Liz's defense himself. I thought I remembered him defending her in court, becoming whatever type of lawyer the plot requires, no matter what his actual practice is. Steven is apparently lined up to help. If I was Liz, I'd be more than a little worried about two novices taking on criminal defense, but of course as the Good Twin, everything is going to work out for her. No matter that right now she is in the depth of depression and ostracizing herself from the world.

This has brought the family split that was hinted at before: everyone is giving Elizabeth support, which makes Jessica feel isolated and betrayed. Jess puts on a happy face and goes "back to normal" towards everyone except Todd, Liz's boyfriend. She's determined to make Liz pay for killing Sam, even if all she can do as revenge is take her own boyfriend away. Jess has some conflicting feelings about this; she doesn't actually like Todd, but she can make him feel sorry for her and hang around her, so she spends most of her time being weepy and dramatic to elicit his sympathy.

It's quite pleasantly more complex that it sounds. Todd is the only person who will actually talk about Sam to Jessica, and she needs that outlet; she's missing him so badly that she'll take anything she can get in that score, even if it means having dull as dishwater Todd offering her comfort. She plays up her isolation from her family as a means to get closer to him.

Todd, for his part, has some misguided notion that the only way he can get back to Liz is through Jessica. He hopes that by spending time with Jess, he can get close enough to Liz to actually speak to her again. Never mind the find that he's studiously avoided her since the prom; somehow Jessica's approach is what gives him hope that he can find his way back to Liz again. Okay, Todd, that makes no damn sense and you have only yourself to blame for hanging out with Jessica in public, where all your classmates can see (and gossip) about you.

(6) Margo's babysitting job in Cleveland is now for the less-than-wealthy Smith family, as opposed to the upper crust Rossis originally introduced in #95. Apparently Mrs Smith runs an antique shop and she's just taken in a cache of jewelry, which Margo intends to steal to fund the next phase of her trip. We get a bit more of Margo's backstory here; instead of pounding headaches and a raspy voice, she has a soothing inner voice that "guides" her. We see flashes of abuse from Margo's childhood: being locked in a closet and in a bathroom and crying to be let out. She has a "treasure box" that she keeps things in, including the jewels she steals from Mrs Smith. She drowns little Georgie in a lake after he gives up the key to the safe and takes off, careful to disguise herself as the news starts to make national headlines. She takes the bus to Houston, barely eating and growing more paranoid all the time. The motherly voice "guides" her to the Houston train station, where she sits for sixteen hours waiting for the next sign. She hears an announcement for a connecting train to LA, and meets a little old lady with a Sweet Valley newspaper in her bag. Margo spots the headline about Elizabeth's arrest and upcoming trial, and sees in the picture a blond version of herself. She kills the old lady in the train station bathroom for her money and her ticket, with her ultimate destination in mind: Sweet Valley.

It occurs to me as I read this that the reason that I likely forgot about the big Brazil trip prize for Prom Queen is that it's never mentioned again after A Night to Remember. I get that there's collective chaos and unreality settling in over Sweet Valley, but if Jessica had been forced to follow through with the trip and ambassadorship for Environmental Awareness, that would've been more than enough to keep her mind off her guilt for being the cause of Sam's death, and it would've given her something to insulate her from her feels of loss and betrayal when her parents and brother start rallying to Liz's defense. But nope, instead we have to let those dark feelings fester and Jessica turns her mind to revenge by pulling Todd away . The wedge has to be driven so completely between the twins to allow for the showdown with Margo in 3 books' time. It's a shame, really, that none of the ghosties were able to put a line under the whole Brazil trip aspect of A Night to Remember, instead letting that plot thread hang out there.
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eurohackie | Nov 22, 2023 |
This book terrified me as a child. Yet, I couldn't stay away, and reread it all the time.
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RachelRachelRachel | Nov 21, 2023 |
Oh, the drama! This one was a favorite in my family.
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RachelRachelRachel | 1 muu arvostelu | Nov 21, 2023 |



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