Convicted murderer John Marin is back! His one goal: to kill Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield. Using his cunning and ingenuity, he has escaped from jail and is stalking the California coast in search of his prey. Thinking Marin is safely behind bars, Ned Wakefield takes his family on an island vacation. But little does he know that while his daughters are swimming in the hotel pool, John Marin is plotting his final revenge. Will Ned get to the twins before it's too late? Or will this vacation be Jessica and Elizabeth's last?
Jessica can't deny her love for Christian, the leader of the Palisades High gang. Christian promises her he'll never fight again. But can he keep his vow when the battle with Sweet Valley High turns deadly? Elizabeth plans a secret meeting with Palisades High's Rosie Shaw, and together they scheme to end the gang warfare once and for all. Can Elizabeth really trust Rosie?
Jessica is trying to stop Elizabeth from going to Switzerland for boarding school, because she's worried she'll lose her best friend. Meanwhile, Elizabeth is worried that Jeffrey and Enid are getting a little too close as they work together to make a scrapbook for her.
At the same time she and her twin sister, Elizabeth, are helping their new friend, Sue Gibbons, plan her wedding, Jessica's meeting secretly with Sue's fiance.
Looks can be deceiving ... It's no secret that pretty, popular Sara Eastborne has a twin brother named Tim. Sara had told her friends at Sweet Valley High that Tim chose to live with their father on the East Coast when their parents were divorced. But she didn't tell them that Tim was in reform school! Now Tim's out of reform school and ready to start a new life in Sweet Valley with Sara and their mother. Sara desperately wants Tim to keep his criminal past a secret. When Tim becomes friends with Elizabeth Wakefield and starts dating Sara's best friend, Amanda Hayes, Sara is afraid that the truth will come out and her social life at Sweet Valley High will be ruined.
Make-believe romance ... Caroline Pearce has always been one of the least popular girls at Sweet Valley High. But when she invents a new out-of-town boyfriend, people finally start to pay attention to her. Brown-eyed, six foot Adam and his romantic love letters are the talk of the school. Caroline has everyone fooled even clever Jessica Wakefield. But what begins as a bid for love and attention quickly becomes the worst jam of Caroline's life, when her friends insist on meeting the boyfriend she's been bragging about. Can Caroline keep the truth a secret, or will her lies be her downfall?
No one at Sweet Valley High can believe that football star Ken Matthews has fallen in love math super-sophisticated Suzanne Hanlon. Suzanne likes poetry, gourmet food, and art films, while Ken's idea of a good time is listening to rock 'n' roll and eating pizza. Two people couldn't be more different. Elizabeth Wakefield knows that snobbish Suzanne is wrong for Ken. But Ken seems to be blindly in love with Suzanne and is willing to do anything she wants. Can anyone help Ken come to his senses before he gets hurt?
Summer dreams... Summer's here, and the Wakefield twins can't wait to join Lila Fowler in fabulous, beach-lined Malibu. Elizabeth and Jessica have arranged jobs as mother's helpers and are looking forward to a dream vacation filled with Hollywood stars and gorgeous guys. But the girls soon find out things aren't always as they seem in sunny Malibu. Elizabeth's heart is won by someone much too old for her. Even though she feels guilty about it, she begins to see him secretly. While Elizabeth tries desperately to keep her sister from finding out, Jessica is busy trying to get bronzed Cliff Sherman to notice her. Can the girls straighten out their summer romances, or will Malibu's magic be only an illusion?
Torn apart by love... The Wakefield twins' older brother, Steven, hasn't dated anyone since his girlfriend died of leukemia. He can't even look at another girl without thinking of his beloved Tricia. But Steven is drawn to Cara Walker.<P>Sweet Valley's biggest flirt and gossip has changed. Her parents have divorced, and her father and brother have moved away. Cara understands the pain of losing someone. When Tricia's sister Betsy sees Steven and Cara dancing together at a party, she accuses Steven of forgetting about Tricia. Steven is torn by Betsy's bitter accusation. He can't deny his attraction to Cara. But how can he ever love another girl after Tricia?
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are looking forward to another summer as interns at the Sweet Valley News. Elizabeth can't wait to get to work as a reporter; Jessica can't wait to spend time with the gorgeous new editor. Jessica is even more excited when she discovers that a crossed telephone line allows her to eavesdrop on other people's conversations. She loves listening in on the private lives of Sweet Valley -- until she overhears plans for a murder! Elizabeth thinks Jessica's imagination is working overtime, until the body of a teenage girl washes up on the beach. The police make a connection between the girl and a local drug ring -- and Jessica makes the connection between the voice on the phone and someone who works in the newspaper office! When the twins start to get threatening calls at home, it's time to put the killer's plans on hold before he disconnects them forever!
Secret identity . . . Denise Hadley is poised, elegant, and beautiful. Her best friend, Ginny Belasca, isn't any of these things, and she's always comparing herself to Denise. So when Ginny decides to do volunteer work for a teen phone hot line, Denise hopes that it will give Ginny some self-confidence. It looks as if she's right when Ginny helps a guy named Mike, who says he wants to meet her in person! But now Ginny's terrified that her looks won't meet Mike's expectations. In desperation, she asks Denise to meet Mike in her place. Denise agrees-and falls for Mike. Can Denise and Ginny's friendship survive a battle for the boy they both love?
Are Olivia's romantic fantasies about to come true? Lately, Olivia Davidson has felt lonely. Sweet Valley has a major lack of funky, artistic people like herself. So she's kept busy chatting with cool, imaginative guys in Internet chat rooms. One guy in particular could be her perfect match--he's sweet, sincere, and a poet. Olivia doesn't want to admit it, but she might be falling in love with a guy she's never met! Ken Matthews only uses his Internet account to check football scores and stats. But when he accidentally links to an artists' chat room, he meets an amazing girl who challenges the creative side he never knew he had. And speaking of challenges, she wants to meet him in person! What will happen when she finds out he's really a football jock and not the poet he's been pretending to be?
Jessica is tired of being an identical twin, she takes a complete and extreme makeover to become unique. Elizabeth on the other hand then feels as though she's lost her twin forever.
When a jealous conflict turns deadly, it threatens to destroy the prom on which Jessica and Elizabeth have worked so hard.
For the first time since his sister's death, Nicholas Morrow seems almost happy again; he has fallen in love with a mysterious girl named Barbara. But the twins uncover clues to Barbara's past that point to murder. Is Barbara really who she seems to be?
What will The Droids do without Emily? Elizabeth Wakefield is surprised when Emily Mayer tells her she wants to join the school newspaper. After all, Emily's a musician, not a writer. Why would The Droids' crack drummer turn to writing, especially when the band is so popular? Emily confides to Elizabeth that she's having problems at home. Her stepmother has imposed a strict curfew and gets annoyed whenever Emily practices her drumming. What's worse, Emily's father seems to agree with his new wife. Emily's certain her stepmother is out to get her -- and she's succeeding. Can Elizabeth help Emily before the situation at the Mayer home reaches the breaking point?
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are spending their summer as au pairs--for a royal family! When Jessica sees the beautiful European chateau where they'll be staying for the summer, she feels like she's living in a fantasy world--complete with a prince, a royal ball, and a guarded castle. Is there an evil stepmother too? Elizabeth adores her young charges at Chateau d'Amour Inconnu. The only problem child is Pierre, a 6-year-old who loves to hide from her. While trying to find Pierre one day, Elizabeth gets lost in a vast topiary maze on the castle grounds. What she discovers at the maze's end just might turn her wildest fantasies into reality!
Aaron Dallas, the handsome co-captain of the Sweet Valley High soccer team, used to be friendly and likable. But suddenly he's changed. He explodes whenever the smallest thing goes wrong, and lashes out at everyone, including his teammates and his girlfriend, Heather.<P>Elizabeth Wakefield is concerned about the change in Aaron. Her boyfriend, Jeffrey French, is Aaron's best friend. Jeffrey keeps making excuses for Aaron, and Elizabeth can't persuade him that his best friend really needs help -- until Jeffrey himself becomes the target of Aaron's rage.
Jade Wu, a talented dancer, accepts a role in a show despite the objections of her traditional father.
Ever since Regina Morrow's tragic death at Molly Hecht's party, everyone has been treating Molly as if she has the plague. Nobody at school wants to talk to her, her parents have permanently grounded her, and even her good friend Justin Belson is avoiding her. Every time Molly tries to make amends, nobody will listen.<P>So when Buzz, a drug dealer who's hiding from the police, calls Molly and announces he's leaving town, she's more than ready to go with him. She'd rather flee to Mexico with Buzz than walk the halls of Sweet Valley High alone. Only Elizabeth senses that Molly is troubled, but even she may be too late to stop her from running away with a fugitive.
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield's father is running for mayor of Sweet Valley. The twins are hard at work on his campaign -- but they're taking opposite sides in an even bigger contest: a contest to bring romance into their parents lives. Even though Mr. and Mrs. Wakefield separated only recently, Jessica thinks it's time for them to start dating other people -- and she's going to make sure that's exactly what happens. But Elizabeth is just as determined to get her parents back together. She's thinking up some romantic schemes of her own. It's Jessica versus Elizabeth -- may the best twin win!
Party like there's no tomorrow.... It's the weekend after the prom, and Sweet Valley High has entered a talent contest at the countrywide battle of the junior classes! Olivia Davidson is in charge of the team from SVH and she's ready for some friendly, fun-filled competition. But when the rivalry between schools escalates to a violent level, Olivia may be caught in the crossfire. In true school spirit, Jessica Wakefield is ready to do anything to make sure SVH's team is victorious--until things start to get out of control. Jessica is suddenly haunted by images of Christian Gorman--the love she lost forever in a tragic inter school confrontation. Has Christian's spirit returned to remind Jessica of what's really important? Book three in a monumental four-part miniseries. Join the Sweet Valley High junior class as they prepare to wrap up the most unbelievable year of their lives!
In 1825, sixteen-year-old Sophie, the Duchess of Edmonton, falls in love with Henry Patman. But Sophie's sister, Melanie, has also fallen for Henry's rugged charm, and Melanie will do anything to keep Sophie and Henry apart. John Patman loses his heart to London actress Katherine Richmond. He's too poor to ask for her hand in marriage, so he swears he'll strike it rich in the oil fields of Texas. But how long will Katherine wait? Dr. Cassandra Vanderhorn meets wounded soldier Spencer Lighting a World War II veterans' hospital. After he recovers, they marry, and he returns to the front. Then Cassandra receives a telegram bearing terrible news... Marie Vanderhorn has found her soul mate in Hank Patman. When Marie is stricken with Leukemia, she breaks off the relationship and keeps her suffering a secret. Hank vows that he'll love Marie forever. But then Alice Robertson crosses his path...
Jessica Wakefield is head over heels in love with handsome A.J. Morgan. She knows he likes her, but Jessica's convinced he'd really fall in love with her if she were studious and reserved, like her twin, Elizabeth. So Jessica sets out to change her personality completely. But her plans are threatened when she hears about a fashion contest she just knows she could win. How can she compete and still be the shy, sweet girl that A.J. thinks she is? When the contest turns into a battle to keep A.J. as well as a competition for a designer wardrobe, Jessica has to make some difficult decisions. Will the old Jessica reappear-and risk losing A.J.-or is the quiet, serious new Jessica here to stay?
Jessica Wakefield demands attention in any crowd, from every boy. After obsessing over him for weeks, she finally lands the perfect guy: Bruce Patman. And she falls hard and fast. There's nothing she won't do for him... But Elizabeth soon notices a change in her twin. Jessica's usual charm, determination, and attitude are gone. She's a ghost of her old self. And Liz wonders just how far her sister will go for love.
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