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Sophia Rizzo is a good writer on the school newspaper, she's nice, and Elizabeth likes her. But all the other kids at Sweet Valley Middle School -- including Elizabeth's twin sister, Jessica -- make fun of Sophia because her family is poor and her brother is always in trouble. Even Elizabeth's parents tell her to stay away from Sophia. To show Sophia that she's her friend no matter what anybody says, Elizabeth decides to go against strict orders from her parents and throw a secret birthday party for Sophia. But is Elizabeth willing to pay the price if she's caught?
Just like sisters... Elizabeth Wakefield is shocked and upset when she hears that her best friend, Amy Sutton's, house has burned down. But she's happy to learn that Amy will be staying with the Wakefields while Amy's parents look for a new home. It will be just like having another sister around. But living with Amy isn't as much fun as Elizabeth thought! Amy treats Elizabeth like her personal maid. And every time Amy talks about the fire, she stretches the truth a little more. Even worse, Amy is spending all her time with Elizabeth's twin sister, Jessica, and the snobby Unicorn Club. Elizabeth is puzzled and hurt. When Amy tells her new friends one of Elizabeth's biggest secrets, it's the last straw. Now the whole school is laughing at Elizabeth! Can she ever trust Amy again?
Amy Sutton gets an unexpected visit from her pen pal, Samantha Williams. Sam's life is too good to be true, and not at all as she describes it in her letters. Amy is Elizabeth Wakefield's best friend, and they have big plans for the holiday weekend, including a fabulous party, a family barbecue, and the chance to see a dreamy deejay broadcast live from the Sweet Valley Mall.
Amy Sutton finds out that her father had been married before and that she has a half-sister who is planning to come for Thanksgiving.
It is April Fools Day in Sweet Valley and Jessica has planned her biggest trick ever. Things go wrong for Elizabeth, but not Jessica. The Home Ec Class makes Suffles and Elizabeth gets a C ... then she gets a detention!
The battle is on, and both sides are determined to win! When Jessica and Elizabeth's social studies class spends a weekend at a pioneer farm without benefit of modern conveniences, the boys say the girls can't live without hair dryers, and the girls insist the boys need their TV and junk food.
The Boosters -- the girls' basketball team -- want the boys team to come and cheer for them. But the boys laugh at female athletics. So the Boosters boycott the boys' games.
On a hill on the outskirts of Sweet Valley sits a beautiful old Victorian house. It stood empty until a few weeks ago, when a new family moved in ... the perfect clients for Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield's baby-sitting service. Identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield and their friends from Sweet Valley Middle School thought they'd landed their dream job when they started babysitting for the Riccoli kids. But little by little, their dream job is turning into a nightmare. Andrew Riccoli dreams that someone tried to set fire to his room-and wakes up in a cloud of smoke. Then Gretchen Riccoli dreams she's falling-and wakes up at the bottom of the mansion's dark, winding staircase. The babysitters are getting scared ... too scared to close their eyes in the Riccoli mansion.
Elizabeth stared at her twin sister, her heart pounding in her chest. She didn't even know how they'd gotten into this horrible situation, but they were trapped in a secret bedroom on the third floor of the Riccoli mansion--there was no way out! And from the strong smell of smoke that was seeping through the floorboards, it was obvious that somewhere, somehow, the house had caught on fire!Downstairs the five Riccoli kids Elizabeth and Jessica were baby-sitting for were in serious danger. And we can't save them as long as we're trapped up here, Elizabeth thought, dread rising in her throat.
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield feel special because they're identical twins. For twelve years they've dressed alike, shared a room, and done everything together. But when they start Sweet Valley Middle School, everything begins to change. Elizabeth wants to work on the class newspaper, but Jessica doesn't. Jessica would rather join the Unicorns, a snobby all-girls club. Even though Elizabeth isn't interested in the same things as her twin, she tries to tag along. But is she losing her best friend?
Steven Wakefield can't believe it: Jill Hale wants to go out with him! He knows that his girlfriend, Cathy Connors, will be heartbroken, but a guy's got to play the field. He once had a crush on Jill and going out with her would be a dream come true.
Jessica and Elizabeth usually find their older brother annoying, but now they feel sorry for him. Steven's been in a daze because he's in love with Jill Hale, but she likes his best friend. It looks like he's going to be lovesick forever, so the twins decide to help him get over Jill by fixing him up with another girl.
Girls, boys, and ghosts ... Identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield can't believe they're finally at sleep-away camp. Even though there are no boys, and Elizabeth's friend Grace had to cancel her plans to go at the last minute, it may be two whole weeks of fun, fun, fun! The twins waste no time diving into their favorite activities. Jessica begins to arrange a rendezvous with the boys' camp across the lake. Elizabeth spends much of her time horseback riding and making new friends. But the real excitement starts when Grace turns up in the most unexpected place. Should the twins take a chance and hide Grace? If they do and they're caught, camp may just turn out to be the worst two weeks of their lives!
While Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield are on vacation in Mexico, twins Jessica and Elizabeth and their older brother Steven make elaborate plans to throw the greatest party of the year! But first they must get rid of May, the world's meanest babysitter.
Winston Egbert is a shy sixth grader at Sweet Valley Middle School whose ears turn red when he's embarrassed. But Winston is determined to come out of his shell. To win the heart of a Unicorn Club member, he tries out for the cheering squad -- and the Unicorns don't like it -- at all.
You shouldn't date your best friend -- even if you really want to. Right? Kristin has had a crush on Brian Rainey since about ... forever. Of course, she would totally die if he ever found out. Brian just thinks of her as a friend. That's why it's so cool that Mike asked her out. Now she has someone else to crush on -- and she gets to stay friends with Brian. Perfect. Brian thinks Kristin is so sweet and smart. So he doesn't get it. Why do the coolest girls always go for the jerkiest guys?
Playing favorites... All the girls in Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield's sixth-grade class are about to explode! Mr. Davis, their new teacher, is giving all the good assignments to the boys and treating the girls as if they were less than human. And now, the boys are even beginning to think that they really are better than the girls! Something definitely has to be done. Led by Elizabeth and Jessica, the girls come up with a surefire plan to teach the teacher and all the boys a lesson they will never forget!
An all-new mom...Brooke Dennis's dream has come true. Her mother, who has been living in Paris, is moving back to Sweet Valley. When she returns, Brooke's mother has a new family-and a new career. It turns out that she is Coco, the incredible new rock singer all of Sweet Valley is talking about! When Brooke finds out that her mom is the cool new singer, she's ecstatic-until she learns that she must keep her mother's identity a secret. Coco's agent thinks that if the public finds out that Coco has a family, it will ruin her image. How is Brooke going to keep something so fabulous a secret especially when all of her friends are going Coco crazy?
Jessica thinks twins shouldn't have secrets from each other, yet she isn't telling her twin Elizabeth that her club, The Unicorns, is forcing Grace to pull pranks and even have lunch with the class bully, before Grace can join. Elizabeth has secrets of her own. She and some friends are planning to trick Dennis into spending the night in Dead Man's Cave in hopes that scaring him will stop Dennis from giving black eyes, spoiling art projects with black paint and breaking kids' glasses. Only one boy knows the deadly secret of Dead Man's Cave and he doesn't tell until it's too late. What will the kids do when they put the bully in the worst danger of his life?
Jessica and her good friend Ellen Riteman have struck gold! They have discovered an old metal box buried in Ellen's backyard. Along with love letters and photographs, it contains two hundred dollars. Now everyone at Sweet Valley High thinks Jessica and Ellen stole the money. Will Jessica and Ellen prove their innocence?
A traveling carnival is on its way to Sweet valley, and Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield can't wait to ride the roller coaster, have their fortunes told, and try their luck at the games. But when they get there some odd things happen to the twins ... Elizabeth befriends an orphaned girl who travels with a carnival, and as the friendship progresses, Jessica notices that her twin is behaving strangely. After Jessica hears about a ghost which is haunting the carnival, she investigates. Could Elizabeth's new friend be a ghost?
Jessica's mother is sick, but Jessica thinks she is dying and spreads the word. She exaggerates so much that everyone is going out of their way to make her feel good.
When a charm school opens in Sweet Valley, Jessica can't wait to attend. What could be better than taking classes to learn about clothes, makeup, and going to parties? But when sister Elizabeth uncovers some suspicious things about the school's owners, she and her friends do some dangerous detective work.
Friendship gets complicated for Anna, Elizabeth, and Salvador when feelings get tangled up. Salvador is such an idiot! He has a crush on Elizabeth but he's going out with Anna. Yeah, that Anna. His best friend. The person whose heart he would least like to break. Could the situation possibly get any worse? Don't answer that.
No matter what Elizabeth does, she can't stop her best friend, Amy Sutton, from trying out for the Unicorn Club's cheering squad. Elizabeth is sure that the Unicorns are going to steal Amy away from her. Then Elizabeth learns that Jessica and the rest of the Unicorns don't even want Amy. In fact they'll do anything to keep her off the squad!
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