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After a few wild sitting jobs, the girls decide that Danielle is out of control, and feel they need to step in before someone gets hurt.
The Mancusis don't have any kids...but they sure have a lot of pets! So when they're desperate for a sitter, whom do they call? The Baby-sitters Club! Kristy's insulted. The Baby-sitters don't pet-sit. But Jessi's always liked animals, and she talks Kristy into letting her have the job. With snakes on the loose and sick hamsters, Jessi's got plenty of pet-sitting troubles. And the Baby-sitters aren't making life any easier for her when they get into a big fight. Will Jessi be able to handle her pet-sitting job when things are going wrong with the baby-sitters, too?
Award-winning author Bryce Courtenay, tells the tragic yet inspirational story of a woman living on the black soil plains of South Western Australia during the early 20th century. As the son her father never had, Jessica's pleasure in life comes from helping him out on the farm. However, her preference and obvious flare for "men's work" leads to her ostracism both at home and in the fields. She finds that "neither sex will have her as she is, and both seem to want to punish her for being too much of the other. " While the bond between Jessica and her father is very close, her mother detests her unladylike ways but cherishes her older sister, Meg, whose sole pursuit is to snare a rich husband. The mercenary duo has their sights set on one man in particular, wealthy Jack Thomas. When Jessica poses an obstacle to this match by inspiring Jack's love, her mother reveals the terrifying extent of her capacity for evil, culminating in an ultimate act of betrayal. Having endured unimaginable loss and isolation, Jessica cultivates friendships with others who have suffered discrimination and goes on to fight for the rights of the aboriginal people. Based on a true-life story, this amazing book chronicles the most abhorrent forms of injustice and persecution. Tragedy strikes quite early and sets the pace for the devastating turn of events that follow. Throughout, the raw, unyielding landscape mirrors the harsh personalities of those who live on its soil: "The land, the dust and heat and floods and drought, everything lives off everything else, death and destruction everywhere. "
Bruce Patman joins Club X and dares Jessica to do more dangerous stunts.
Willing to go to any lengths in order to make their new talk show a success, twin hosts Jessica and Elizabeth expose their closest friend's secrets on the air and have to face the repercussions of the whole class being mad at them.
Jessica never realized how awful her job would be when she has to babysit a brat kid.
Jessica thinks she'll have an awful time on her family's fishing trip to Sun Lake. She doesn't want to touch a fish or, even a worm -- but when she finally gives fishing a try, the result is a great surprise for everyone, including Jessica.
When her father asks her to deliver money to a neighbor down the block, Jessica wants to prove how responsible she is, but she gets sidetracked and the money disappears. Jessica is determined to find the money before Mr. Wakefield finds out.
After a fall in films, child star Maria Slater starts life fresh at Sweet Valley Middle School. The sixth grader worries that the other kids will not like her if she is just plain Maria. But Elizabeth recognizes her.
I hadn't even gotten to homeroom yet and I'd already discovered five hard truths about junior high:1. My best friend had turned pretty. 2. She didn't know it yet. 3. It wouldn't be long before she did. 4. That knowledge would change everything between us. 5. And there wasn't a thing I could do about it. It's the first day of seventh grade. Is Jessica Darling doomed for dorkdom? New York Times bestselling author Megan McCafferty's hilarious new novel will have you laughing, cringing, and cheering for Jessica Darling as she learns that being herself beats being popular, pretty & perfect any day.
There's a new girl in Mrs. Otis's class -- and her name is Jessica! At first Jessica Wakefield thinks it will be fun to share her name with a friend. But soon Jessica realizes that the new girl doesn't want to be friends -- she just wants to be better than the old Jessica at everything. She even tries to steal Jessica's own sister, Elizabeth! Is Sweet Valley Elementary big enough for two Jessicas?
Sunscreen alert! Jessica and the Unicorns are headed for the balmy, boy-filled beaches of Hawaii! From the personal journal of soon-to-be eighth grader Jessica Wakefield: Okay, you do the math: friends + summer - parents + Hawaii. What does that equal? Aloha? The answer should be obvious. But it isn't. This Hawaiian vacation is kind of ... freaky. And I'm not even sure why. All I know is that my friends aren't who I thought they were ... not anymore. Have they changed? Or have I?
Bitten by the acting bug ... Jessica Wakefield's latest dream is to become an actress. So when she discovers that Sweet Valley's own Mrs. Harrington is really Dolores Dufay, star of stage and screen, she can barely contain her excitement. With help from her twin sister Elizabeth, Jessica and Mrs. Harrington develop a true friendship. And with some special behind-the-scene coaching from the famous actress, she gets the lead in a play that her Saturday acting class is producing. But it looks like curtains for Jessica when her acting partner gets stage fright on opening night. Will the show go on -- or will Jessica's stage career be over before it begins?
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield love their babysitter, Molly. And they think her boyfriend, Jack, is cool. But after Molly and Jack have a fight, Molly's no fun anymore. She never wants to play with the twins. All she does is sulk and talk about Jack. Jessica can't take it. Can she come up with a scheme to get Molly and Jack back together?
Cheerleading madness! Jessica Wakefield finally meets her match when beautiful Heather Mallone moves to town. Not only is Heather glamorous and popular, she's also the best cheerleader Sweet Valley High has ever seen! She has big plans for the squad, including stealing Jessica's role as captain. Outraged at the idea of sharing the spotlight, Jessica starts the biggest feud in cheerleading history! Elizabeth Wakefield should be happy that Jessica is falling in love with Ken Matthews, but instead she tries to keep them apart. Is Elizabeth really in love with her boyfriend, Todd Wilkins -- or is she harboring a secret passion for Ken? Book One in this riveting three-part miniseries ... Will the Sweet Valley cheerleaders make it to the top?
Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are about the say good-bye to sixth grade -- forever! But it's not over yet ... Jessica and her friends are psyched to spend one of their last weeks as sixth graders working at the mayor's special Outreach Fair.
Babies Are So Cute! Jessica Wakefield loves her neighbors' new baby girl. She and her twin sister, Elizabeth, think it would be wonderful to have a little sister of their own. And when Mrs. Wakefield begins to buy baby clothes and things for a baby's room, the twins wonder if their mother is pregnant! Just in case, Jessica decides to practice being a big sister by baby-sitting newborn Jenny. That's when she finds out that taking care of a baby isn't all fun and games!
Jessica Wakefield is humiliated when she finds out she's been accepted into a special program called SOAR!, for gifted math and science students. Along with her twin sister, Elizabeth, Jessica must go to special science classes every day with some of the biggest nerds at Sweet Valley Middle School. Then a strange thing happens -- Jessica discovers that she actually likes SOAR! But Jessica's friends in the Unicorn Club aren't happy about her new interests. They tell Jessica she must choose: SOAR! or the Unicorns!
Bruce Patman has chosen Jessica to be the lead singer in his rock and roll band. But Elizabeth discovers that he is only using Jessica because the band needs a place to rehearse and must decide whether to tell her sister the truth.
Is there a thief at Sweet Valley Middle School? Things have started disappearing, and the whole school is searching for the culprit. But everyone is shocked when some of the stolen goods turn up in Jessica Wakefield's locker! Jessica insists that she's been framed, but the only one who believes her is her twin sister, Elizabeth. When Jessica and Elizabeth team up to catch the real thief, they can hardly believe what they find out!
Jessica Wakefield has fun pretending to be her twin sister, Elizabeth, one day when Elizabeth is home sick from school. Nobody can tell the difference! Todd Wilkins thinks Jessica is Elizabeth, too. So he invites Jessica, thinking she's Elizabeth, to be in a television movie being filmed at his house. Can Jessica pretend to be her twin for a few more days and be in the movie, or will Elizabeth find out and get angry?
Everyone has always made fun of Sandra Ferris. She's gawky and shy, and people whisper about her everywhere she goes. But the Wakefield twins step in and change Sandra's life by giving her a new look -- hair, clothes, make-up, the works! Suddenly, the ugly duckling turns into a beautiful swan, and that means trouble for Jessica. Now Sandra is getting all the attention. And even worse, Jessica discovers that Sandra is running against her for Sweet Valley's sixth-grade Citizen of the Year ... and it looks as if she just might win. Jessica has to find some way to tame the moster she has created -- and her time is running short.
Ready for a new boyfriend after breaking up with Aaron Dallas, Jessica Wakefield answers a personal ad in the school paper. Soon Jessica is exchanging the most romantic letters with a mysterious admirer. When they finally decide to meet, Jessica is in for a big surprise.
One afternoon identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are playing outside when they find a cat that has no home. Cats aren't allowed inside the Wakefield house because Mr. Wakefield and Steven have allergies. But more than anything the twins want a cat of their own. They even think of a perfect name for her-Misty. Wouldn't it be OK to keep Misty for just a little while? This is the fifth book in the Sweet Valley Kids series.
Sweet Valley Middle School is going camping! Elizabeth Wakefield can't wait to swim in the lake, sleep in a tent, and roast marshmallows over a campfire. Best of all, the wilderness provides the perfect setting for a little romance with her sort-of boyfriend, Todd Wilkins. Romance is also in the air for Elizabeth's identical twin, Jessica Wakefield. She has her eye on Dennis Asher, a cute seventh-grader who's new at school. But Jessica can't survive without a blow-dryer--how can she impress Dennis when she looks so terrible? Jessica comes up with a brilliant scheme. She pushes her twin (who somehow manages to look great while roughing it) on Dennis, telling him Elizabeth is Jessica! Todd is very confused, and Elizabeth is furious. Elizabeth fights back... by making sure that Jessica's plan works a little too well.