|The one where Steven becomes a vegetarian or, Sweet Valley Twins #75 Jessica and the Earthquake
||[Sep. 25th, 2010|07:14 pm]
Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you.
This non-event of a book was snarked back here in ’08, but I thought I’d give you the Egbert take on proceedings.
Now, let’s just get this straight – it's not the earthquake that ended the Sweet Valley High we knew and loved [you know, where Olivia Davidson gets squished by a fridge and Jessica lets a girl fall off a cliff-face], and it's not the earthquake in SVU where Lila’s house shakes and she thinks her Aunt is getting revenge on her. No, apparently seismic activity happens with incredible frequency in Sweet Valley, as in AT LEAST ONCE EVERY FREAKING SERIES. I know California is on a fault-line, but seriously?
I think Jessica looks really pretty on the cover. Also, the amount of purple in her bedroom is impressive – I wonder if Janet Howell goes to sleep surrounded by that much of the colour of royalty?
Our story begins with a tremor at exactly 3:42am. [Was Kristy Thomas behind this or what?]
No-one felt it except Jessica, who happened to wake up, hear a rumble, and go back to sleep. Yawn. No rattlesnake? No Todd and Lila getting locked in the bathroom? No Enid Rollins almost drowning?
( Dear fridge, please fall on Elizabeth...Collapse )