- File Size: 476 KB
- Print Length: 90 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin (August 12, 2012)
- Publication Date: August 12, 2012
- Sold by: Macmillan
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007XSN73E
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #101,736 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Sweet Life #6: An E-Serial: Bittersweet (Sweet Valley Confidential) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
I expect light, easy reading when I pick up a Sweet Valley book, so I won't pick on the writing style. I just hate the plot and I especially hated that ending. I can understand why Elizabeth felt confused and insecure about her relationship with Bruce. Not knowing where they stood, she might have felt vunerable about letting him know the truth and the possiblity that he still might reject her. He didn't exactly help matters when he freaked out on her, ran off to France, and got cozy with Annie. So keeping the secret seems in character for Elizabeth, and totally understandable. Stupid, but understandable.
What I can't understand is why someone who supposedly loves Elizabeth and still hopes for a shot at things with her would choose to break her heart and publically humiliate her at a press conference by announcing his love for Annie. Booooo! So Jess, who cheated on her husband, and Lila, who lied to her husband, get their 'happy' ending (i hesitate on happy because Todd and Ken are just such tools, it almost seems like revenge) but Elizabeth gets the shaft AGAIN.
It's not shocking. It's just plain depressing. I think I need some Prozac.
I heard in an interview with Francine that she said she was done. I'm not sure if this means she's handing the reigns over to a ghostwriter or if this really is the end of Sweet Valley. If this is really the end, than that just sucks. I'd like to take this opportunity to offer my own suggestions for a sequel:
Once upon a time, Elizabeth got sick of being a doormat and went a little crazy.Read more ›
I even went along with the romantic relationships of the twins, mainly because I was never really all that invested in Elizabeth and Todd and anything can happen in Sweet Valley.
Despite the drama, twists and turns of The Sweet Life, I still knew in my heart that in the end, Jessica and Todd and Elizabeth and Bruce were going to be just fine because that's the fantasy of the Sweet Valley that we all know and love.
I agree with the other reviewers who feel that this series was a waste of their time. Frankly, I wish I'd just left it at Sweet Valley Confidential, if I'd known how things were going to end here in The Sweet Life. Which is saying something, because Sweet Valley Confidential is no literary masterpiece and was clearly produced to turn Francine a quick profit.
I tore through Part 5 because I was dying to get to my (expected) happy ending in Part 6. And after all of the madness and heartbreak and Elizabeth's hard work to exonerate Bruce, she's once again left devastated and destroyed.
This isn't the Sweet Valley I know and love and I feel totally manipulated. As others have said, if its a six part series, please give us a real conclusion in the sixth part. I'm sure there will be a sequel, but when?
Despite the fact that a sequel series was planned for Sweet Valley Confidential, it still had its own resolution. This doesn't. I expected more from The Sweet Life.Read more ›
I am a major Sweet Valley fan from way back and when I found out about Confidential, and the ensuing six part miniseries, I was beyond excited. Unfortunately, these books failed to live up to my expectations.
Elizabeth and Jessica are back to being best friends and living in Sweet Valley Heights, which has become a suburb of Los Angeles. Jess is still married to Todd, with a two year old child, and Lizzie is living with boyfriend, Bruce Patman. Scandal and intrigue erupt when Jessica suspects Todd of sleeping with a coworker, and Liz discovers that her lover might be a rapist. Her initial refusal to believe in his possible guilt made me giggle, seeing as how the events of "Dear Sister" prove that he does have it in him... did she simply forget when he tried to force himself on her? Apparently not. The writer smartly allows Liz to remember the events of that night and it shakes her confidence in Bruce. Will they weather this storm and stay together or will Lizzie lose her faith in the man she loves and lose him forever? The answers will astound you. Scandalous!
Another thing I really liked was the attempts at continuity, like Lila's immediate reaction to the alleged rape, when she remembers John Pfeiffer's attack on her at Miller's Point in high school. It seems the new writer got her hands on a copy of the Sweet Valley Bible and (in the words of Jessica" "you know, like, actually memorized it." Or at least read the series, before taking on this job. Speaking of which, could any Sweet Valley fan be luckier than to land a ghost writing job on this series? I would have so. much. fun with that.
But anyway. The book has a lot of problems. It doesn't feel like Sweet Valley should.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The plots were interesting enough. It would've been better if the ghost writer did a little more research into the characters.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I have been hooked on Sweet Valley and the twins for many years now. I will read everyone that I can find.Published 1 month ago by Carolyn Horacek
I loved this whole book because I remember growing up with these guys! My only problem is how it ended. It was a cliffhanger and more books need to be written to finish the story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by LeeLee Ray
A year or so ago I was so insanely excited to buy the first Sweet Valley Confidential book, after having grown up on all the Sweet Valley books as a kid. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rachelle W
After everything that Elizabeth has done for Bruce, Annie no only takes the credit but also Bruce after from Elizabeth. What a awful ending to a series. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kindle Prime Customer
Are you freaking KIDDING me??? The end of this book pissed me off so bad I almost broke my kindle. This series should have been called "Francine Pascal screws her lifetime... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Debbie C.
I read this new adult series by Francine Pascal in a burst of nostalgia. I used to read the Sweet Valley series as a kid and loved the novels. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Celtic Lady
Great book! Loved seeing what happened with the characters. There needs to be another sequel though!Published 23 months ago by Amanda Abraham
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