|Little facts & such!
||[Jan. 7th, 2016|03:59 pm]
Elizabeth and Jessica are better than you.
So, sometime last year I started rereading SVH, and I guess I wanted to bookmark little things along the way. Completely forgot about it until I was reorganizing the small bookcase I keep my SVHs and SVUs on, when I found a few books that had a page or two dog-eared.
Unfortunately, the only things I managed to do this for were two Jessica facts from book 2. They are below. (The other things I flagged were songs to look up, outfits I wanted to see what they looked like IRL, etc.)
Jessica tried to be friends with Enid first! Part of the reason she was annoyed with her was that she was friends with Elizabeth instead. (Source: Chapter 3 of Secrets.)
Jessica is allergic to gardenias. (Source: Chapter 6 of Secrets.) I wonder if Liz has this same allergy?
Anyone got any others? For anybody in the series, not only the twins? I swear, I'm 30, been a fan off and on since I was 8, and was still very surprised by the Jess and Enid thing. Somehow I never remembered it!
"Jessica tried to be friends with Enid first!"
That's nuts. I don't remember that at all!!
The only thing I can come up with (completely from my memory bank) is: -Sweet Valley Kids, Jessica hates the class hamster initially; later on the twins were (for one whole book) completely obsessed with a TV veterinarian, and both twins were said to "love animals".
-In the Twin's series, Jessica is "terrified" of dogs, and in (I think it's Sneaking Out) she watches that old ladies dog. When she goes to get the dog, Liz comes with her and keeps a hold of the leash so Jess doesn't flip out or something.
-In SVH, she is adamant about keeping Prince Albert (of course she is) and throughout the rest of the series, he's referred to as "Jessica's dog".
Jessica also tries to adopt a bear cub in a SVT book. (Sort of, it was one of the spinoffs that wasn't really a spinoff, kind of like a Super Special.) I had not remembered the hamster thing from SVK, but I did remember the book where they were obsessed with a TV vet.
Is that the rather awesome book in which it's revealed that Bruce has a fear of birds?
And nitpicky, perhaps, but at the end of the arrest Margo strangles someone in Houston for her train ticket. At the beginning of the next book, she's thinking about how she strangled someone in Cleveland for her bus ticket. Uh.
Also, in the arrest, we're told that the jeep that Sam died in was restored and Jess was driving it. And the beginning of the next book, she's driving her moms car because the jeep hasn't been fixed?
Seriously, it's like the ghostwriter got drunk at their desk and wrote their own version and never went back to re-edit it. (It's amazing the little details you capture when you actually snark a book.)