|SVT #94 - Don't Talk to Brian
||[Jan. 6th, 2010|03:11 pm]
Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you.
There has been a lot of talk in this community about how badly SV butchers various issues – drug overdoses, anorexia, stalking, etc. – but I feel pretty confident that this book is the holy grail of Sweet Valley’s “issue books.” It was so bad that I had to put the book aside for over a month before having the courage to pick it up and write this recap.
Oh, and a funny side note: Last summer, I went in this big new/used bookstore (searching for SV books – I’m not ashamed to admit it!) and discovered two copies of this book, plus a few others. Weird thing was, the books were in the “new” section. So I brought this book up to the front to buy and asked the guy about it, since they’re out of print and all, and the employee said that yeah, they are new and that they must not have been sold since they were printed. Which means this book was sitting, unsold, on the shelf since March 1996, just waiting for me to buy it.
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