I am so thankful I didn't give in to myself and buy this stupid book. I put a request in at the library for it and it took forever to get to me. When it did come in, I practically ran to the library and expected to devour it in less than a day, just like I did when I was kid and reading Sweet Valley Twins.
The opposite happened.
I could barely get through it! This book was TERRIBLE! On Goodreads I am being somewhat nice, but I can't on here. It was so bad!
There were typos and so many facts messed up about the characters in Sweet Valley. The only reason I know the trivia about the characters is from a review I read (trust me, I'm not that obsessed with them), but the typos were pretty obvious. I noticed several. In fact, by the third one I actually looked to see who published this book. Usually, I delight in finding a typo and have never found more than one in a book. Not so with Sweet Valley Confidential.
I appreciated that Francine Pascal made Elizabeth and Jessica into real 27 year olds, but I did not appreciate how far she went. I do not want to know about Elizabeth's orgasms or her nipples. Jessica's dialogue was also a little too much for me. Pascal just through in a "like" in between every other word and decided that sounded like Jessica today. I get that Jessica was supposed to sound immature, but it was too much for me.
This book was total overkill. I wish I could say I liked it, but I (obviously) hated it. I forced myself to finish it and I think I barely, just barely skimmed the last 100 pages just to get it over with.
Don't waste your time. If you were a fan of the Sweet Valley Twins growing up, this book just might make you despise them now.
PS: I am guest posting for Kara over at Chatter. She's getting married TOMORROW, so I filled in for her for a day. Be sure to check it out and send her some quick virtual love before her big day :)