- Sweet Valley High
Sweet Valley High Author Francine Pascal Country United States Language English Genre Children's literature Published 1983 Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Sweet Valley High is a novel series created by Francine Pascal, who presided over a team of ghostwriters for the duration of the series' creation. The series began in 1983 and ceased publication twenty years later with over 152 books to its name. Over the years, the books were written by many ghostwriters (including Emmy-award winning screenwriter Rodney Vaccaro), and revolved around the lives of teenagers Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, twins who live in Sweet Valley, California. The series quickly gained popularity and spawned several spin-off series. The books are generally classified as young-adult or kids' fiction. The novel Sweet Valley Confidential, which follows the characters as adults, was released in 2011.
- 1 Characters
- 2 Sweet Valley High books
- 3 Spin-off series
- 4 TV series
- 5 Other products
- 6 References
- 7 External links
- 8 See also
Ned and Alice Wakefield are the parents of a boy, Steven, and identical twin daughters, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. Ned Wakefield, a lawyer, and Alice Robertson, an interior designer, met while they were at college. Flower child Alice was engaged to conservative Henry Patman, Bruce Patman's father, at the time. After meeting Ned, she realized that she did not love Henry and broke off the engagement moments before the nuptials were to occur. She and Ned wed soon after. When the series began, they were said to have been married for twenty years; this would place their marriage in 1963.
Their first child, Steven Wakefield, was named after Ned's late college best friend. Shortly after Steven's birth, Ned became a partner at his law firm. Two years later, Alice gave birth to Elizabeth and Jessica, who were named after Alice's ancestors, Elisabeth and Jessamyn. They were the third set of identical twin girls in her family in six generations.
Their children grew into spitting images of their parents. Blonde, youthful Alice is often mistaken for the twins' older sister.
Ned is a general practice lawyer and the head of a prominent firm in Sweet Valley. Alice works as an interior designer at one of Sweet Valley's major design firms. Although they are quite comfortable, they are not wealthy and have no intention of becoming so. They are, however, close friends of heiress Lila Fowler's family, having come to know them better when the Fowlers housed the Wakefields following the massive earthquake that ripped apart Sweet Valley. Alice has two sisters: Nancy, who has two daughters named Robin and Stacey; and Laura, who also has a daughter named Kelly. Laura was divorced from Kelly's father, Greg Bates, who had a violent temper and lashed out at her. Ned's parents live in Michigan, and he has a half-brother named Louis.
- Steven Wakefield, the twins' older brother. Tall and dark-haired, he looks very much like his father Ned. Although he teases both his sisters equally, he is similar in temperament to his sister, Elizabeth.
- Todd Wilkins, Elizabeth's on/off boyfriend. Tall, popular, handsome basketball player and fraternity member. Todd is initially romantically pursued by Jessica, but is always more interested in Elizabeth, and they begin steady dating in "Double Love". They break up when Todd and his family move to Vermont, and Todd eventually becomes romantically involved with the terminally ill Suzanne. On Todd's return to Sweet Valley, Todd and Elizabeth reunite. They break up again over Elizabeth's involvement with Devon Whitelaw at the end of Sweet Valley High, but reunite at the beginning of Sweet Valley University, only to break off again. According to Sweet Valley Confidential, Todd eventually marries Jessica.
- Enid Rollins, Elizabeth's best friend when they meet in a creative writing class pre-series, until senior year, where they begin to grow apart. Dhr is described as pretty, with curly brown hair and big green eyes. As a young teenager, Enid was a problem user of drugs and alcohol, until she was involved in a bad accident; she has reformed and become a model student, quiet, sweet and straightlaced. She is a member of the Pi Beta sorority, but joined only to lend Elizabeth moral support. In college, Enid reinvents herself and begins to use her middle name, Alexandra, developing a modelling career and suffering a resurfacing of her substance dependence. Though she and Elizabeth patched things up and they become friends again, they weren't as close as they used to be.
- Maria Slater In late-series, Maria shares the title of Elizabeth's best friend with Enid. She is a beautiful former child star.
- Lila Fowler, Jessica's best friend and arch-rival. She and Bruce Patman are bitter rivals, as her family (her father George owns a computer company) wants to modernize Sweet Valley; while Bruce's family wants things to remain as it had been when canning was the main industry. A "poor little rich girl" stereotype, she is also one of the wealthiest girls in town. Her family and Jessica's family are close friends and even Elizabeth, who usually doesn't move in the wealthier circles, is friendly towards Lila. At first, she is very snobbish and devious, but an attempted rape by John Pfeifer, plus the remarriage of her parents, helped make Lila more sympathetic.
- Winston Egbert, the class clown, had a major crush on Jessica, mainly during the first few books. He dates a girl named Mandy Farmer, who later moves away, and then begins dating Maria Santelli, a popular cheerleader.
- Nora Dalton, a French teacher who once dated George Fowler, Lila's father. Later on in the series it was hinted that there was a romance blooming between her and Roger Collins.
- Bruce Patman, a rich, handsome snob. Considered to be a rival of the Fowler family, as he and his family want to preserve the town as it was when canning was the main industry, as opposed to the modernizing Fowlers. Once dated Jessica, which ended very badly, making them bitter rivals; and for a time, dated Regina Morrow, who helped him become a bit more sincere, but later, after her death, he fell back into his arrogant routine. He later dated Pamela Robertson. Despite his arrogance however, family means a lot to him and he cares about and would protect his orphaned cousin, Roger.
- Olivia Davidson, the arts editor of the Oracle. One of Elizabeth's best friends. She dies in the earthquake that hit Sweet Valley.
- Nicholas and Regina Morrow, wealthy but down-to-earth siblings and close friends of Elizabeth. Elizabeth does not normally move in the more wealthier circles of Sweet Valley, but the Morrows' down-to-earth nature won her over. Regina was deaf, but had surgery to restore her hearing; she dated Bruce seriously and helped change his personality for the better. Regina got in with the wrong crowd following her break-up with Bruce Patman and did drugs; she died after snorting a small amount of cocaine, which aggravated a rare heart condition. Nicholas once had romantic feelings toward Liz, but nothing came of it as she had a steady boyfriend, and they chose to remain friends. Liz helped Nicholas cope when his sister died.
- Amy Sutton, Elizabeth's best friend in the Sweet Valley Twins books and then Jessica's good friend in Sweet Valley High. Amy returns in the Sweet Valley High books as a completely different character. Whilst she once shared interests with Elizabeth, such as working on the school newspaper, she returned much more like Jessica, a gossip who is a little bit "boy-crazy".
- Jeffrey French, Elizabeth's "preppy" ex-boyfriend, the handsome blonde star of Sweet Valley High's soccer team who disappeared from the series following their breakup. They begin a serious relationship after Todd moves to Vermont, but break up shortly after Todd's return.
- Cara Walker, a close friend of Jessica's. Early in the series Cara was a gossip. Then her parents split, separating her and her brother, and this made her more mature. Her maturity impressed Elizabeth so much that they became friends as well. Cara dated Jessica's brother for a time and then moved to London. Steven and Cara almost ran away to get married so that they would not be separated but they realized this was not practical.
- Ken Matthews, star football player and dater of several Sweet Valley ladies during the course of the series. In the first few books, he is called "Kenny" by his friends and teachers. He is Jessica's steady boyfriend for part of continuity, and also secretly dated Elizabeth.
- AJ Morgan, Jessica's first serious boyfriend. Jessica is instantly smitten with the redhead when he moves to Sweet Valley, and becomes shy and demure when he is around, acting more like Elizabeth. Eventually, however, she relaxes enough around him to be herself, and finds that he adores her even more.
- Sam Woodruff, Jessica's second long-term steady boyfriend and a dirt-bike rider. Sam is killed in a car accident while riding as Elizabeth's passenger.
- Jeannie West, a cheerleader and a friend of both twins. She is best friends with Sandra Bacon. She dated Tom McKay, then began dating Scott Trost.
- Sandra Bacon, a cheerleader who got the spot because of her friendship with Jeannie, despite her poor performance. She and Jeannie were best friends. She was a member of Pi Beta Alpha and initially tried to block her best friend from the sorority. She was the girlfriend of Manuel Lopez.
- Caroline Pearce, the twins' two-doors-down neighbor. At first, she was a highly catty gossip, only barely tolerated by Jessica and her friends because of her gossipy nature, but she changed for the better with help from Elizabeth. Has an older sister, Anita.
- Manuel Lopez, Sandra Bacon's boyfriend. Was nearly arrested for an incident, but was saved by Elizabeth and Sandra.
- Sally Larson, Cousin of Dana Larson of the Droids, who comes to live with her family after growing up in foster homes.
- Susan Stewart, friend of the twins; a target of one of Lila Fowler's rumor-spreading schemes and was later discovered to be the daughter of a movie director.
- Lois Waller, chubby daughter of the school dietitian. Jessica enjoys excluding her and making fun of her, but Elizabeth is friendlier toward her.
- Suzanne Devlin, a visitor from New York (her father and Ned Wakefield were college roommates) who falsely accused Roger Collins of assault in book #11 Too Good To Be True. Also seen in the non-continuity book, Special Christmas, where it is discovered that she was misdiagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis when she merely had a case of mononucleosis.
- Heather Sanford, girlfriend of Aaron Dallas and a dress designer who becomes a friend of Elizabeth.
- Julie Porter , friend of Elizabeth in sixth grade and, to a lesser degree, in her junior year. A talented musician.
- Johanna Porter, Julie's older sister, also a friend of Elizabeth, whom she helped tutor in English. At first thought to be slower in school, but her strengths were discovered to be in math and science. Unintentionally made an enemy of jealous Amy Sutton when she was hanging out with Peter DeHaven. Elizabeth defended her against the snide Amy and the oblivious Peter.
- Peter DeHaven, One of the smartest boys in Sweet Valley High, who has been studying for awards and science most of his life. Was involved with catty Amy Sutton but went on a casual date with Johanna Porter which angered Amy. He ran afoul of Elizabeth, who was Johanna's friend, for his cavalier treatment of her; and she scolded Peter for his disrespect of Johanna.
- Abbie Richardson, cartoonist for The Oracle (she draws the strip "Jenny"), former friend of Jessica and Lila who later became a friend of Elizabeth.
- John Pfeifer, former sports editor for The Oracle, Jennifer's ex-boyfriend, and Lila's would-be rapist/tormentor, later dies when he tried again to harass and intimidate Lila.
- Tricia Martin, Steven's ex-girlfriend and Betsy's sister who died from leukemia
- Betsy Martin, Tricia's older sister who was a drug addict; Elizabeth's friend and Jessica's nemesis. She moves in briefly with the Wakefield's after her sister Trisha's death, because Steven promised Tricia on her deathbed to take care of Betsy.
- Aaron Dallas A popular soccer player, and close friend of Jeffrey French. Dealt with anger issues due to his parents divorce.
- Courtney Thomas, A character in the non continuity Super edition, Perfect Summer. Courtney is the daughter of a friend of Bruce Patman's family. She is notoriously hellish to her single-parent father, entertainment agent Steve Thomas, especially with her drug dealing boyfriend, Nolan. She joins the bicycle trip the Wakefield twins are on and immediately makes an enemy of both twins (marking one of the rare occasions that both twins had a mutual enemy).
- Rene Glize, Elizabeth's friend from Cannes, France. Wears "unmistakably" tight French jeans. At first hostile towards her and Jessica, due to their shared American heritage, but he and Liz eventually become good friends, and during her harrowing adventures in London, is shown to be her closest friend and comforter. Rene first appeared in the non-canonical book Spring Break, along with his mother, Avery, and his sister, Ferney, but became part of canon whilst Liz and Jess were in London.
- George Warren, Enid's, then Robin's, boyfriend. Robin and George fell in love while taking pilot classes together. They were hesitant to tell Enid the truth, as she lost the use of her legs temporarily while she was flying with George after he received his pilot's license.
- Christian Gorman, Jessica's boyfriend who died in a fight between SVH and Palisades High.
- Ronnie Edwards, Enid's first boyfriend who had gambling problems; a jealous, scheming and selfish troublemaker who dies in the Sweet Valley Earthquake.
- Tom McKay, A handsome tennis player at SVH. First dated Jeannie West, but then later on realized that he was gay. Had a crush on Enid Rollins' cousin, Jake. His best friend is fellow tennis player, Barry Rork.
- Barry Rork, Amy's boyfriend who volunteers at the teen helpline. Best friends with Tom McKay and was one of the first people Tom confided in about being gay, aside from Elizabeth.
- Justin Belson, A boy who used to go out with Molly Hecht; He and Regina became friends, incurring Molly's jealousy and indirectly had a hand in her death.
- Molly Hecht, A reformed drug addict who used to be part of a bad crowd. She hosted the party at which Regina Morrow died from doing cocaine. Her best friend was a girl named Jan Brown, who had a boyfriend named Jay Benson; and she also knew a college aged drug dealer, Buzz Jackson, who had supplied the deadly cocaine.
- Scott Trost, Jean's boyfriend (character based upon the real-life person, Scott Trost, actor and author)
- Claire Middleton, female player on football team and the team's first female quarterback.
- Pamela Robertson, Bruce's beautiful girlfriend from a rival school.
- Heather Mallone, Jessica's rival, co-captain to cheerleading squad, comes later in series.
- Devon Whitelaw, A wealthy boy from Westwood, Connecticut, who falls for Elizabeth, but Todd makes things complicated.
- Conner McDermott, Elizabeth's senior year love interest who has a brief romance with Maria Slater as well.
- Bill Chase, a surfer. Briefly dated Jessica,because she reminded him of his late girlfriend, Julianne . He later realizes that Jessica has been using him, and finds true love with DeeDee Gordon.
- DeeDee Gordon, Bill's artist girlfriend
- Rick Andover, the often drunk bad boy. Took Jessica to a roadhouse, where she passed herself off as Elizabeth, which infuriated her sister. Went on a few dates with the twin's cousin Kelly.
- Kirk Anderson, a handsome "jerk" who was disliked by almost everyone, especially the Wakefield twins.
- Penny Ayala, The editor of the SVH school newspaper, The Oracle. Wants to be an editor of an international newspaper; one of Elizabeth's best friends
- Maria Santelli, a cheerleader, daughter of Sweet Valley's mayor and girlfriend of Winston
- Roger Barrett Patman, Cousin of arrogant Bruce Patman. Initially very poor and working as a janitor to help support his mother, Roger was adopted into the Patman family when his mother died and he was revealed to be the illegitimate child of Bruce's deceased uncle. More friendly and sincere than his cousin could be.
- Annie Whitman, A sophomore who at first ran afoul of Jessica due to her bad reputation; after an attempted suicide, which nearly shattered Jessica, she was allowed to join the cheerleading squad.
- Robin Wilson, Co-captain of the cheerleading squad with Jessica. At first, very obese and was hazed by the Pi Beta Alpha sorority, most notably, Jessica, Cara and Lila, then she lost weight and became popular. She then became anorexic.
- The Droids, resident Sweet Valley band, consisting of Dana Larson (vocals), Guy Chesney (keyboards), Emily Mayer (drums), Max Dellon (lead guitar) and Dan Scott (bass guitar).
Sweet Valley High books
There are 181 books in total
- Double Love - Elizabeth Wakefield really likes Todd Wilkins and he likes her but her twin sister Jessica wants Todd for herself. Also, speculation is rampant about Marianna West, a lawyer in Mr. Wakefield's law firm.
- Secrets - Enid, Liz's best friend, has a secret that she is terrified will make her boyfriend leave her. Thanks to her spreading rumors about the school, Jessica makes sure that is exactly what happens and Liz tries to put everything right. Rumors also fly about Nora Dalton, the French Teacher, thanks to jealous Lila Fowler.
- Playing With Fire - Jessica finally gets what she has wanted: Bruce Patman. Liz is concerned that Bruce is too fast and is worried that Jessica will get hurt as she is changing her whole personality and life to fit in with what Bruce wants.
- Power Play - Chubby Robin Wilson wants to join SVH sorority Pi Beta Alpha. Liz nominates Robin for the club and Jessica is furious. Jessica and her conniving friends do everything they can to keep Robin out and Liz does her best to make sure Robin is accepted by the club. Also, Lila Fowler, one of the wealthiest girls in school and also in town, is revealed to have been shoplifting to get her absentee father's attention.
- All Night Long - Jessica starts dating college student Scott Daniels who is older than she is and much more experienced.
- Dangerous Love - Todd gets a motorcycle and Liz is forbidden by her parents to ride on it with Todd, due to the death of her cousin on a motorcycle. However, she disobeys her parents with disastrous consequences.
- Dear Sister - Liz wakes up from a coma following her accident and has turned into ... Jessica. She dumps Todd and starts flirting with the other boys like nobody's business. Jessica is not happy - she wants her old twin back.
- Heartbreaker - Jessica loves leading on Bill Chase, who once turned her down for a date. Bill's falling for her now, though, and doesn't notice DeeDee Gordon has a major crush on him.
- Racing Hearts - Roger Barrett is a great runner, and when he wins a school competition Lila Fowler shows an interest. Jessica gets a job in her father's law firm, but it isn't as she expected.
- Wrong Kind of Girl - Annie Whitman wants to join the cheerleading squad, but Jessica doesn't want "easy" Annie anywhere near the team as she feels Annie's reputation will affect the squad.
- Too Good To Be True - Suzanne Devlin has come to stay at the Wakefields' while Jessica goes to New York to stay with the Devlins. Suzanne manages to charm everybody, except Roger Collins, the English teacher. Suzanne tries to get his attention by hitting on him, when that doesn't work she falsely accuses him of assault.
- When Love Dies - Steven Wakefield's girlfriend Trica Martin dies of leukemia.
- Kidnapped! - Liz is helping out at the hospital when she is kidnapped by Carl, a disturbed orderly. Confusion enters the situation when Max Dellon, a member of the band, The Droids, is arrested for the kidnapping.
- Deceptions - Jessica has fallen for Nicholas Morrow, but he has eyes for Liz!
- Promises - Betsy Martin stays with the Wakefield family for a time, to Jessica's ire. Winston tries to break a pizza eating record.
- Rags to Riches - Roger Barrett is a Patman! It turns out Roger's father was Bruce's uncle. When Roger's mother dies, Roger goes to live with the Patmans. His uncle, Henry, welcomes him, while his Aunt Marie and Bruce snub him. On learning this, Jessica tries to split Roger and his girlfriend Olivia up, as she now wants Roger for herself.
- Love Letters - Gossipy Caroline Pearce wants to be accepted, so she invents some love letters to prove that she's got a boyfriend, because having a boyfriend apparently immediately makes someone popular. Problem is, the boyfriend doesn't exist. Also, the twins are petrified when they jump to misguided conclusions about a possible trip to San Francisco for their mother.
- Head Over Heels - Bruce Patman and Regina Morrow fall in love. Regina has been deaf since birth and finds out that they have found a treatment that may restore her lost hearing, but she will have to stay in Switzerland for a year. She is finally happy with her life in Sweet Valley; she has friends, a boyfriend, and is torn whether or not to leave so she can finally hear.
- Showdown - Frenemies Jessica and Lila clash over the mysterious Jack.
- Crash Landing! - Enid and her boyfriend are involved in a plane accident. Enid becomes paralyzed from the waist down, which makes it difficult for George to break up with her, which he was going to do on the day they crashed.
- Runaway - Jessica is fed up with coming second to her twin and decides to run away with Nicky Shephard to San Francisco.
- Too Much In Love Bill and DeeDee clash over her clinginess.
- Say Goodbye - Todd Wilkins is moving to Vermont and Liz finds it really hard to cope and say goodbye. Jessica gets a job at a dating agency and annoys her brother, Steven with the people she tries to match him up with.
- Memories - Cara falls in love with Steven, Jess and Liz's brother, but Betsy Martin, his late girlfriend's sister, tries to sabotage it. Cara also gains a new friend in Liz.
- Nowhere to Run - Emily Mayer is having major problems at home with her stepmother and her father is blaming her. Emily does everything she can to be helpful but nothing seems to make her stepmom happy. Emily turns to the Wakefields for help as she finds it increasingly hard to cope. Also, Mrs. Wakefield feels out of place when her husband's parents come for a visit.
- Hostage! - Regina and her parents are held hostage; Liz, Nicholas and Bruce try to help rescue them.
- Lovestruck - Ken Matthews is in love with stuck-up, snobby Suzanne Hanlon and does everything he can to keep her happy, even if it means having to change his personality.
- Alone In the Crowd - Lynne Henry is extremely shy and has no friends. But she is a talented songwriter. She enters a competition to write a song for the Droids and wins.
- Bitter Rivals - Liz's old best friend Amy Sutton moves back to Sweet Valley. Liz is psyched, but Amy and Enid, the current best friend, don't get along.
- Jealous Lies Sandra Bacon and Jeannie West's friendship is almost strained over Sandy being in Pi Beta Alpha, and Jeannie is not. Sandra feels that the sorority is the only thing that she has all her own, since Jeannie seems "perfect," so Sandy schemes to keep Jeannie out of Pi Beta. Steven considers leaving college, which alarms his family.
- Taking Sides - Lila and Enid are after the same guy, newcomer Jeffrey French. Jessica and Elizabeth become pimps for their respective friends, not realizing that Jeffrey only has eyes for Elizabeth. Jenny, the twins' cousin, comes to town and proceeds to annoy Jessica.
- The New Jessica - Jessica decides to change her whole appearance and become more "sophisticated." She colors her hair a deep black, begins acting very different, and tries to pursue a modeling career. Liz is very hurt and scared that she is going to lose her best friend.
- Starting Over Sally Larson, Dana's cousin, moves in with her and her family.
- Forbidden Love - Maria and Michael love each other, but their families are absolutely adamant against their relationship. To show their parents that they will be together no matter what, the pair become engaged, which leads up to more complications.
- Out of Control Aaron Dallas has problems dealing with his parents divorce, and his anger alienates him from everyone in his life. Meanwhile, Jessica attempts to make some fast cash by selling Tofu-Glo cosmetics, which becomes a complete disaster.
- Last Chance Amy Sutton falls for Peter DeHaven, and has to contend with her former friend, Julie's older sister, Johanna.
- Rumors Lila Fowler, out of jealousy, spreads a vindictive rumor about the mysterious Susan Stewart, who lives with a guardian and the whereabouts of her parents are unknown.
- Leaving Home Elizabeth considers going to a prestigious writing school in Switzerland, and Jessica and Steven connive to keep her in California.
- Secret Admirer - Penny Ayala, Liz's friend and editor of The Oracle, decides to put a personal ad in the paper. It is answered, however it is by a boy who, although finds her interesting, was pressured to respond as a joke by several of the other boys, including nasty Kirk Anderson. Kirk's nasty scheme angers Elizabeth enough to come up with a scheme of her own that would have made Jessica proud, by giving him a taste of his own medicine.
- On the Edge - Bruce and Regina have been dating for a while and are happy, or at least that's what Regina thinks. Scheming Amy Sutton has other plans. Regina finds out about Bruce's betrayal at a party at the Wakefields house. She confronts Liz, Bruce, and Amy and storms off. Feeling rejected, she turns to a new crowd who are into hard drugs. She snorts a line of cocaine, and it affects her heart, which had been damaged from birth. She dies at the hospital a short time later.
- Outcast - Ever since Regina's death, people have been ostracizing Molly Hecht as they blame her for what happened. Liz tries not to blame Molly for what happened but finds it hard. Eventually Liz and Molly's friend Justin try to help Molly from making a mistake.
- Caught in the Middle - Sandra Bacon is in love with Manuel Lopez but her parents are narrow-minded racists. When Manuel is accused of being at the scene of an incident, Sandra is reluctant to provide him with an alibi as it will mean her parents will find out about her and Manuel.
- Hard Choices Enid deals with the moving in with her grandmother.
- Pretenses Cara and Steven's relationship suffers through another unbelievable Jessica-engineered misunderstanding, and are introduced to Liz's new friend, Abbie Richardson, a former friend of Jessica's.
- Family Secrets Jess and Liz's cousin Kelly visits town and deals with the angst from her parents divorce.
- Decisions Robin Wilson's aunt offers to pay for her to attend college in New England. Robin is torn between being able to afford college and wanting to go to a school where she can also pursue her swimming and stay near Sweet Valley with George.
- Troublemaker After Regina's untimely death, Bruce Patman becomes his nasty self once again. He begins tormenting Josh Bowen, a Phi Epsilon pledge, and infuriates his friend, Julie Porter.
- Slam Book Fever - The slam book is introduced to Sweet Valley, and soon there's 137 different kinds of confusion as to who's dating whom. Liz is worried that boyfriend Jeffrey wants to go out with her friend Olivia Davidson.
- Playing for Keeps - Jessica must enter a fashion show to compete with a nasty girl named Pamela Janson, who threatens to steal boyfriend A.J. from her.
- Out of Reach - Jade Wu wants to dance, but her strict traditionalist father disapproves.
- Against the Odds - Ronnie Edwards has a problem with gambling. Jessica tries her hand at selling homemade jewelry.
- White Lies John Pfeifer goes out with Jennifer Mitchell.
- Second Chance Tennis pro, Kristin Thompson, has a hard time dealing with her life choices.
- Two-Boy Weekend - Since boyfriend A.J. is out of town for the weekend, Jessica sees no problem with going out with handsome Chris. But never underestimate karma - Jessica has trouble shaking Chris off after A.J. comes back.
- Perfect Shot - Shelley Novak: great at basketball, but dating ... not so much. Her long-time crush hardly notices her. Maybe school photographer Jim Roberts will change her mind ...
- Lost at Sea - Jessica and Winston get stranded after a class trip.
- Teacher Crush - Olivia Davidson develops a crush on her art teacher Stuart Bachman.
- Broken Hearted Todd Wilkins returns from Vermont, and throws Liz's life into a tailspin.
- In Love Again Todd leaves his snotty private school, which Jessica insists on attending, and returns to SVH. He and Elizabeth rekindle their romance.
- That Fatal Night Ken Matthews is in an accident, and is left blind. He gets dumped by shallow Amy Sutton, who just can't deal with a handicapped boyfriend. Ken eventually finds a girlfriend in football team statistician Terri Adams.
- Boy Trouble Patty Gilbert is having a relationship problem with her boyfriend, Jim. Will the two of them get back together?
- Who's Who?Jessica decides the boys she has been dating are all the same, she signs up with a dating agency and creates 2 different identities, she dates both boys being a different person herself. What happens when she makes a date with both for the same night by mistake......
- The New Elizabeth To shake off her stodgy image, Elizabeth decides to try surfing.
- The Ghost of Tricia Martin Steven meets a girl who is eerily like his late girlfriend, Tricia, to the dismay of his current girlfriend, Cara.
- Trouble at Home - Alice & Ned Wakefield split up and Jessica thinks it is Liz's fault. A distraught Liz decides to move away from home, thinking if she is the cause of her parents split that they will get back together when she is gone.
- Who's to Blame? Liz is cruelly blamed for her parents trial separation by Jessica, and she stays at her friend, Enid's.
- The Parent Plot Mr. Wakefield runs for mayor; and the twins scheme to get their parents back together.
- The Love Bet Liz and Todd try to get Dana Larson and Aaron Dallas together, even when both of them "don't believe in love".
- Friend Against Friend - Andy and Neil are best friends and are really close. Then Charlie Cashman, a racist bully, starts picking on Andy and making Andy's life uncomfortable because he is black. Andy starts pushing Neil out in an attempt to cope with this, then one night Neil betrays his friend in a shocking way.
- Ms. Quarterback - Claire Middleton becomes the star quarterback of the football team to the guys dismay, and later admiration.
- Starring Jessica! - Jessica and Lila become rivals once more, as they vie to appear on Eric Parker's TV talk show. Lila gets a helping hand from her somewhat rival Bruce Patman who has his own score to settle with Jessica.
- Rock Star's Girl Andrea Slade hides the fact that her father, Jamie Peters, is a rock star so people will like her for who she is. Of course, Lila and Jessica will stop at nothing to find out her connection to Jamie.
- Regina's Legacy - Liz gets Regina's old camera from Mrs. Morrow as a way of remembering her. She takes an incriminating photo and finds her life on the line.
- The Perfect Girl - Robin Wilson is scared that her boyfriend George Warren will leave her for Vicky. In a bid to hold on to him she starts to starve herself thinking that if she is slimmer he won't leave her.
- Amy's True Love Amy goes after Tom McKay, a top tennis player. He eventually comes out as gay, but she meets her true love in Tom's best friend, Barry Rork.
- Miss Teen Sweet Valley Feminist Liz and traditionalist Jess clash over Jess becoming Miss Teen Sweet Valley.
- Cheating to Win Annie Whitman is worried about her boyfriend, Tony Esteban, especially when he begins to take steroids, so she works to break him of that habit.
- The Dating Game Jessica starts dropping guys like pieces of toilet paper, but she runs into a problem when she sends a break-up text to Todd by mistake.
- The Long-Lost Brother Elizabeth's friend, Sara Eastbourne's brother comes home after being in Connecticut.
- The Girl They Both Loved - Artie Western and Michael Harris just can't let the past stay in the past and are in competition over April Dawson, a fellow motorbike enthusiast.
- Rosa's Lie - Rose Jameson, also known as Rosa, is hiding her Mexican heritage from everyone at school because she just moved there and wants to start clean. She thinks she could be anyone she wants to be. She later discovers that the twins and their friends like her as she really is.
- Kidnapped by the Cult - Jessica is grounded for her poor math grades, and she feels that nobody cares about her plight. She gets taken in by a group of people called The Good Friends, but by the time she realizes what they really are it might be too late.
- Steven's Bride - Cara Walker is moving to London, Steven Wakefield is devastated, and in a bid to stay together they decide to get married. They realize that it is not practical, and they part. Cara shares a heartfelt goodbye with Elizabeth, with whom she had become close friends.
- The Stolen Diary Elizabeth goes on a date with a new guy named Kris, who, when she later rejects him, gets his hands on her journal and spreads a lot of rumors about her, but thanks to Jessica, who is infuriated by what happened, Liz's good reputation is restored.
- Soap Star Jessica and a very reluctant Elizabeth get parts on a Soap opera and the soap's star cruelly attempts to break Jessica's heart, but she uses her character role to break up with him, and to exact revenge on him at the same time.
- Jessica Against Bruce - Bruce Patman decides things are a little too dull in Sweet Valley and starts a secret club called "Club X"; he thinks that only men should be in this club as all girls are weak. Jessica, infuriated by this chauvinsitic declaration, decides to prove that girls are just as tough if not tougher than boys. What follows is a series of dares and pranks throughout Sweet Valley and the school. These dares and pranks disrupt a visiting delegation of foreign teachers (which Liz is a student guide of), and earns the members of Club X, detention.
- My Best Friend's Boyfriend Liz finds out that Her boyfriend, Todd, is also dating Jessica, who is also dating Bruce, who is also dating Cara, who is also dating John, who is also dating Lila, who is also dating Steven, who is also dating Betsy Martin, who is also dating Winston, who is also dating Liz.
- Love Letters for Sale Enid Rollins starts a greeting card company, in order to help Elizabeth with her pursuit of Todd. Jessica, on the other hand, decides to torment her lovers with fake letters.
- Elizabeth Betrayed Someone plagairaizes Elizabeth's writings, and almost ruins her job at The Oracle and her friendship with Olivia, until the schemer confesses and Elizabeth gets her job back and her friendship with Olivia is stronger than ever.
- Don't Go Home With John Lila is almost date raped by John Pfeifer; and he begins his scheme to torment her. After some help from a former girl he dated and almost raped, John is eventually shunned by everyone, even Elizabeth, as he naturally deserves.
- In Love With a Prince - Dana, lead singer of the band The Droids, falls in love with Prince Arthur, the twins' friend.
- She's Not What She Seems Jessica befriends sophomore Paula Perrine, and Paula overtakes her by her own brand of stealthy conniving, but Jessica regains the upper hand over this latest adversary.
- Stepsisters - Annie Whitman's mom is getting remarried and Annie is thrilled. Not only does she get a new stepdad but she also gets a new stepsister. When she discovers that Cheryl is black, Annie invites all the Asian and black kids from school even though she doesn't know half of them, in a well-meaning, but misguided, attempt to prove her open-mindedness.
- Are We In Love? - Cheryl and Steven Wakefield are really good friends, but in a series of misunderstandings they end up as a couple. A few people seem to have a problem with this relationship as Cheryl is black and Steven is white.
- The Morning After The aftermath of the tragic prom, including the death of Sam Woodruff, Jessica's boyfriend.
- The Arrest- Elizabeth is arrested for manslaughter for the death of Sam, in a drunk-driving accident. In revenge, Jessica steals Todd away from Elizabeth.
- The Verdict Elizabeth is acquitted of manslaughter. She figures out that Jessica spiked her punch with alcohol and did nothing to stop her from leaving the prom, and the twins are torn apart.
- The Wedding Lila's divorced parents get remarried.
- Beware the Baby-Sitter Margo is ever closer to Sweet Valley.
- The Evil Twin Margo arrives in Sweet Valley and begins her plan to become Elizabeth. It all culminates at Lila's New Year's Eve bash, when Margo plans to murder Elizabeth and assume her identity. Jessica intervenes just in the nick of time, and Margo dies instead of Liz. Elizabeth discovers in this book how she got drunk the night of Jungle Prom. This traumatic situation bonds Liz and Jess all over again.
- The Boyfriend War Lila tricks Jessica into being a counselor in Kiddie Club Paradise and Mick, the sexy windbreaker at the camp has to choose who he loves.
- Almost Married Elizabeth and Bruce find out that Alice Wakefield and Hank Patman, who had once been engaged, are having an affair and the two enemies forge a truce to try to stop it all.
- Operation Love Match Liz and Jessica plot to match up Hank and Marie Patman, but the twins' plan takes an unexpected turn.
- Love and Death in London Liz and Jessica are interns in London, and begin their most scary adventure to date
- A Date With a Werewolf Liz falls for a dark, handsome English stranger named Luke, who has a dark secret.
- Beware the Wolfman The London story is wrapped up, as Liz's friend Luke is discovered to be the werewolf; and she is devastated by his death.
- Jessica's Secret Love Jessica falls in love with an older man; the trouble is the older guy, Jeremy, is the fiance of her houseguest, Sue.
- Left At the Altar Sue and Jeremy's beachfront marriage is demolished by Hurricane Jessica, who is in love with Jeremy .
- Double Crossed Jeremy cheats on his new finacee, Jessica, with his OLD fiancee, Sue!
- Death Threat Sue's life is on the line, and the twins smell a rat of who is behind the scheme.
- A Deadly Christmas Jeremy's scheme to steal Sue's fortune is exposed, and he is arrested.
- Jessica Quits the Squad Jessica finds herself in a rivalry with Heather Mallone, who becomes the new co-captain. Jessica also becomes romantically involved with Ken Matthews much to the jealousy of newcomer Heather Mallone and secret desire of Elizabeth Wakefield!
- The Pom-Pom Wars Jessica enlists her own cheerleading squad, which includes Elizabeth. Elizabeth betrays Jessica and Todd to discover the truth about her feelings for Ken. Todd finally finds out about Elizabeth and Ken's secret romance.
- "V" For Victory The two squads vie for victory. Heather Mallone's past is not as perfect as it seems, and her cool demeanour begins to crumble. Todd, Ken and Winston come to cheer the Sweet Valley High girls squad on, but end up becoming cheerleaders themselves!
- The Treasure of Death Valley Liz and Jessica hear a legend regarding great treasures in Death Valley. Todd goes with them to investigate the treasure.
- Nightmare In Death Valley Liz, Jess, and Todd find the treasure in Death Valley: A building full of hot guys who kidnap Liz and Jess. Todd comes to rescue them, but he can only choose one. Will he choose Jessica or Elizabeth?
- Jessica the Genius Jessica is accused of cheating on the SATs, and Elizabeth sets out to prove her twin's innocence.
- College Weekend Jessica and Elizabeth visit their brother Steven at Sweet Valley University
- Jessica's Older Guy Jessica and Elizabeth decide to stay at SVU, and their friends plot to bring them home
- In Love With the Enemy SVH and Palisades High's rivalry becomes a bitter feud as Jessica falls for Christian Gorman, a student at Palisades and betrays her boyfriend Ken Matthews in the process. A gang war starts and no one is able to stop it. Jessica and Lila bet on Jessica's chances of winning a surfing contest.
- The High School War Jessica and Christian aim to make their relationship work, in spite of the anger and animosity at both schools.
- A Kiss Before Dying The feud between Palisades and SVH reaches a deadly conclusion when Christian Gorman is accidentally killed, and Jessica wins the surfing contest.
- Elizabeth's Rival Elizabeth and Maria Slater are reunited, despite the scheming antics of Maria's current best friend. Jessica meets someone who may be able to recover and move on from Christian's tragic death.
- Meet Me at Midnight The twins go to a weekend camp, and Elizabeth falls in love with a counselor, while Jessica has an internal conflict over which swimsuit to wear.
- Camp Killer The counselor tries to kill Jessica, believing that she is Elizabeth.
- Tall, Dark and Deadly Newcomer Jonathan Cain is attractive, tall, dark and mysterious. Sudden deaths occur at his entrance. Jessica Wakefield feels a supernatural attraction, even pull to him. SVH students follow him like adoring fans. The only student who adamantly distrusts and dislikes Jonathan is Elizabeth, who finds him disturbing. Jessica seems unable to entice Jonathan, despite how sure she is of their destiny. Elizabeth's past summer threatens hers and Todd's future. Maria Slater returns to Sweet Valley and joins Elizabeth at Sweet Valley High much to the dislike and jealousy of Enid Rollins.
- Dance of Death Jessica and Jonathan appear to be moving forward, or at least Jessica thinks so. The obsession of Jonathan at Sweet Valley High continues. Amy's cousin Katrina comes to town, but ends with a horrific ending. Enid Rollins begins bragging about her exploits with Jonathan Cain much to the fury of Jessica and concern of Elizabeth. The Sweet Valley High boys plan a wild party at Jonathan's house, much to the discomfort of Jonathan. Joey and Elizabeth begin moving forward, as Todd and Elizabeth disintergrate. The path of murders continues.
- Kiss of a Killer After Katrina's death at Jonathan Cain's house, Elizabeth cannot keep her suspicions regarding Jonathan secret any longer. As she investigates his past, she becomes more shocked and terrified by what she finds. Jonathan takes Jessica to his favourite hangout, which is incidentally where the murderer haunting this miniseries took his victims. Jessica plans to depart with Jonathan as she falls into his trance. Jonathan puts Enid Rollins in a coma, but shows remorse, and spares her life. The Sweet Valley High fans become less adoring and more suspicious and finally discover the truth. Joey and Elizabeth finds themselves incompatible. Todd and Elizabeth become romantically involved again. Elizabeth spares Jonathan and Jonathan departs. The curse that he has plagued Sweet Valley with is then lifted.
- Cover Girls The twins get internships at a fashion magazine. Jessica aims to become a supermodel while Elizabeth aims to learn about journalism.
- A Model Flirt Elizabeth's new mentor at the fashion magazine steals her idea for a column and attempts to murder Elizabeth to keep her secret. Jessica gets closer to achieving her goal.
- Fashion Victim Elizabeth and Jessica team up to get their revenge on those who have wronged them.
- Once Upon a Time Elizabeth and Jessica travel to France to be Au Pairs for a royal family. Elizabeth falls for Prince Laurent and Jessica falls for jewel thief Jacques.
- To Catch a Thief Elizabeth and Jessica are on the run after being falsely accused of stealing Antonia's diamond necklace.
- Happily Ever After Elizabeth's & Jessica's names are cleared. Prince Laurent refuses to marry Antonia and proposes to Elizabeth. She refuses and returns to Sweet Valley where she reconciles with Todd. Jacques admits to the theft and is imprisoned. Prince Laurent helps him and his father to escape.
- Lila's New Flame Lila ends her relationship with Bo and her mansions catches fire. She awakes in the hospital with the twins by her side. No one is able to locate her parents, as they are taking a second honeymoon and are unable to be contacted on their remote island. The investigation report finds the fire at Fowler Crest to be an act of arson due to the traces of gasoline all over the estate. The DA suspects Lila as the arsonist as a cry for attention. Steven Wakefield and longtime girlfriend, Bille, end their relationship and Steven begins his internship at the DA's office. As the DA's suspicion in Lila grows, so do Steven's romantic feelings in Lila. Devon Whitelaw has just lost both his parents and tries to find other relatives he can trust.
- Fight Fire With Fire John's attempt to destroy Lila ends up destroying him.
- What Jessica Wants... Devon Whitelaw is the new student in Sweet Valley High who falls for Elizabeth, but Jessica wants him.
- Elizabeth is Mine Elizabeth Wakefield never planned on straying from her longtime boyfriend, Todd Wilkins. But then, she'd never met anyone like Devon Whitelaw. Not only is Devon devastatingly sexy, he's also brilliant—and impossible for Elizabeth to resist. Elizabeth tries to break up with Todd gently, but the more she pushes him away, the tighter he clings. Can Elizabeth make Todd understand that she no longer loves him without breaking his heart?
- Please Forgive Me This book tells what happens between Elizabeth, Devon, and Todd.
- A Picture-Perfect Prom? Elizabeth needs to make a decision fast. She told both of her ex-boyfriends, devoted Todd and sexy Devon, that she needed time to stand on her own. But now she's totally alone—without a prom date! Will she be able to figure our who her dream guy is—before he asks someone else?
- The Big Night Elizabeth is walking on air. She can't wait to attend the prom on the arm of her sexy date, Devon Whitelaw. But when Todd wants to be alone with her one last time, will Elizabeth be swept away by a flood of romantic memories?
- Party Weekend Elizabeth and Jessica learn what it's like to face the consequences of their actions. Christian Gorman makes a ghostly return and his brother, Jason, makes a startling appearance. Note: This is the first appearance of Tia Ramirez.
- Perfect Summer - the first Super Edition in the series, published in 1984. Liz and Jessica go on a coastal bicycle trip with their friends and two teachers. While on the trip, feuds are rampant, until a forest fire, set deliberately by a fellow bicyclist, brings them all together.
- Special Christmas - Suzanne Devlin returns to Sweet Valley, to a predictably chilly reception, until a strange announcement is revealed.
- Spring Break - Jessica and Elizabeth goes to Cannes, and they enjoy their time in Europe.
- Malibu Summer - Elizabeth, Lila and Jessica are au pairs in Malibu.
- Winter Carnival - A winter celebration with all the SVH kids. Liz has some unnatural resentment towards Jessica and her flippant attitude, until she has a horrible nightmare when she dreams that Jessica is dead.
- Spring Fever - Elizabeth and Jessica visit a town in the Midwest, and discovers that the charms of a midwestern community are just as good as their lives in California.
- Falling for Lucas Jessica's ski vacation goes from fun to fantastic when she takes lessons with ski instructor Lucas King. There's only one problem—her best friend. Lila Fowler, has fallen for him, too. Jessica's determined to keep Lucas out of Lila's clutches, even if she has to risk life and limb to do it. Meanwhile, Elizabeth joins the rescue team looking for Todd, lost in an avalanche.
- Jessica Takes Manhattan - Jessica and Lila jet off to New York.
- Mystery Date Olivia Davidson meets a guy in an Internet chat room.
- Last Wish - Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are turning seventeen, and you're invited to the biggest party in Sweet Valley history! But when tragedy strikes, be prepared. One of your favorite characters may be lost forever, and the Sweet Valley High you know and love will never be the same again.
- Earthquake - An earthquake rocks Sweet Valley, and the Wakefields move in with the Fowlers. This solidifies a friendship between Jessica's family and Lila's family.
- Aftershock - Olivia Davidson and some others are dead, and their lives were celebrated.
- Double Jeopardy - Elizabeth is the only witness to a murder. The Twins' life are in jeopardy when he thinks Jessica is Elizabeth.
- On the Run Elizabeth falls for a boy named Eric, who is hiding his true identity as a member of the Witness Protection Program.
- No Place to Hide
- Deadly Summer The twins get summer internships at the local paper and foil an insane bomber.
- Murder on the Line
- Murder In Paradise Alice Wakefield wins a trip to a luxurious spa run by a former college classmate who desires Alice's face.
- A Stranger In the House
- A Killer on Board
- "R" for Revenge Elizabeth must eventually save Jessica and the cheerleading squad when they are kidnapped by their new advisor.
- Lila's Story Lila tries to stop her father's wedding to a golddigging woman and her equally scheming daughter.
- Bruce's Story Bruce and Roger are put into a competition, but their bond allows them to help each other out.
- Enid's Story Enid deals with her parents stormy relationship again, and almost falls back into the drug scene.
- Olivia's Story Olivia's cousin comes to town and almost turns her world upside down.
- Todd's Story Todd is conselling summer camp in Secca Lake but once again meets Kevin Holmes, who wants revenge on Todd.
- The Wakefields of Sweet Valley The story of the twins' maternal relatives.
- The Wakefield Legacy: The Untold Story The twins' father's relatives stories are told.
- A Night to Remember Jessica and Elizabeth have an idea for a Jungle themed Prom, and both want to be crowned Queen. They get so angry with each other that they rarely speak in the days leading up to the prom. Jessica fears that Elizabeth will be the winner of the title instead of her, so she sweet talks some party crashers into giving her some alcohol they had brought with them. She spikes Elizabeth's punch, gets crowned Queen, and then watches Elizabeth leave with Sam, Jessica's boyfriend. She is unable to stop them, and there is a crash with deadly consequences.
- Elizabeth's Secret Diary Elizabeth's adventure after Todd Wilkins moved out.
- Jessica's Secret Diary Jessica is tired of being the 'evil' twin
- Return of the Evil Twin Margo's twin sister, Nora, seeks revenge for her twin's death.
- Elizabeth's Secret Diary Volume II
- Jessica's Secret Diary Volume II A romance blooms between Todd and Jessica while Todd is still in Vermont.
- Elizabeth's Secret Diary Volume III Sam Woodruff+Elizabeth=A secret fling down the drain
- Jessica's Secret Diary Volume III A movie director is offering her the star role in a movie!
- The Fowlers of Sweet Valley The story of the ancestors of Lila Fowler.
- The Patmans of Sweet Valley The story of Bruce and Roger Patman's ancestors.
Sweet Valley Kids
The twins as seven-year-old second graders at Sweet Valley Elementary School. The series included several Special Editions and "Super Snooper" mystery books.
The books are:
- Surprise! Surprise!
- Runaway Hamster
- The Twins' Mystery Teacher
- Elizabeth's Valentine
- Jessica's Cat (Peter) Trick
- Lila's Secret
- Jessica's Big Mistake
- Jessica's Zoo Adventure
- Elizabeth's Super Selling Lemonade
- The Twins and the Wild West
- Crybaby Lois
- Trick or Treat
- Starring Winston Egbert
- Jessica The Baby-Sitter
- Fearless Elizabeth
- Jessica The TV Star
- Caroline's Mystery Dolls
- Bossy Steven
- Jessica and the Jumbo Fish
- The Twins go to the Hospital
- Jessica and the Spelling Bee Surpris
- Sweet Valley Slumber Party
- Lila's Haunted House Party
- Cousin Kelly's Family Secret
- Left-Out Elizabeth
- Jessica's Snobby Club
- The Sweet Valley Cleanup Team
- Elizabeth Meets Her Hero
- Andy and the Alien
- Jessica's Unburied Treasure
- Elizabeth and Jessica Run Away
- Left Back!
- Caroline's Halloween Spell
- The Best Thanksgiving Ever
- Elizabeth's Broken Arm
- Elizabeth's video Fever
- The Big Race
- Good-Bye Eva?
- Ellen is Home Alone
- Robin in the Middle
- The Missing Tea Set
- Jessica's Monster Nightmare
- Jessica Gets Spooked
- The Twins Big Pow-Wow
- Elizabeth's Piano Lessons
- Get the Teacher!
- Elizabeth the Tattletale
- Lila's April Fool
- Jessica's Mermaid
- Steven's Twin
- Lois and the Sleepover
- Julie The Karate Kid
- The Magic Puppets
- Star of the Parade
- The Jessica and Elizabeth Show
- Jessica Plays Cupid
- No Girls Allowed
- Lila's Birthday Bash
- Jessica + Jessica = Trouble
- The Amazing Jessica
- Scaredy Cat Elizabeth
- The Halloween War
- Lila's Christmas Angel
- Elizabeth's Horseback Adventure
- Steven's Big Crush
- And the Winner is... Jessica Wakefield!
- The Secret of Fantasy Forest
- A Roller Coaster for the Twins!
- Class Picture Day!
- Good-Bye Mrs. Otis
- Jessica's Secret Friend
- The Macaroni Mess
- The Witch in the Pumpkin Patch
- Sweet Valley Blizzard
- Little Drummer Girls
- Danger: Twins at Work
Super Snooper Editions
- The Case of the Secret Santa
- The Case of the Magic Christmas Bell
- The Case of the Haunted Camp
- The Case of the Christmas Thief
- The Case of the Hidden Treasure
- The Case of the Million-Dollar Diamonds
- The Case of the Alien Princess
Hair Raiser Super Special Edition
- A Curse on Elizabeth
Super Special Editions
- Trapped in Toyland
- Easter Bunny Battle
- Save the Turkey!
- Elizabeth Hatches an Egg
Sweet Valley Twins
- See Sweet Valley Twins
The Unicorn Club
The twins as seventh graders, still at Sweet Valley Middle School. This series focused on the club members in general, not specifically the twins.
The books are:
- Save the Unicorns - The Unicorns are ultimately forced to disband, thanks to a dare war designed to elect their new president. In the end, the ban is lifted, and Elizabeth Wakefield and Maria Slater join the Club. (narrated by Mandy Miller)
- Maria's Movie Comeback - Maria is looking to audition for a role in a new movie, but shortly afterwards, she begins to lose confidence in herself and her acting abilities. Near the end, a sixth-grader named Evie Kim joins the Club. (narrated by Maria Slater)
- The Best Friend Game - The Unicorns face the Eight Times Eights on the Best Friends game show, with disastrous results. (narrated by Elizabeth Wakefield)
- Lila's Little Sister - Lila must convince a young girl named Ellie to return home, after Ellie thinks her mother is ignoring her. (narrated by Lila Fowler)
- Unicorns in Love - Four of the Unicorns have found new love, resulting in the ultimate test of their friendship. (narrated by Evie Kim)
- The Unicorns at War (Super Edition) - Kimberly Haver returns and competes against Mary Wallace for Student-Council President, resulting in half the club renouncing the Unicorns and founding a new club called the Angels. (narrated by Mary Wallace)
- Too Close for Comfort - The Unicorns and the Angels are quarantined for German measles. (narrated alternatively by Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield)
- Kimberly Rides Again - Kimberly takes the remaining Unicorns to a dude ranch, where they end up fighting over a cute stable boy. (narrated by Kimberly Haver)
- Ellen's Family Secret - Ellen's parents are getting a divorce, and Ellen tries to convince them not to. (narrated by Ellen Riteman)
- Mandy in the Middle - Mandy Miller finds herself torn in two when she starts hanging out with both the Unicorns and the Angels. She ultimately rejoins the Unicorns after hearing Lila had spent time with a boy Mandy was mentoring. (narrated alternatively by Lila Fowler and Mandy Miller)
- Angels Keep Out - The Unicorns and the Angels hold separate parties on the same night, but must eventually make a compromise. (Narrated alternatively by Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield)
- Five Girls and a Baby - Ellen and the other Unicorns are stuck baby-sitting for a family friend while she is out of town. (Narrated by Ellen Riteman)
- Who will be Miss Unicorn - The Unicorns enter a beauty pageant being held in Sweet Valley, but only one of them can go home with the crown. (narrated by Mandy Miller)
- Lila on the Loose - Feeling neglected by her father, Lila tries everything she can to get him to pay attention to her. (narrated by Lila Fowler)
- Too Cool for the Unicorns - With Amanda Harmon leaving Sweet Valley, the Eight Times Eights must elect a new member and ask Kimberly Haver to join. (narrated by Kimberly Haver)
- Bon Voyage, Unicorns - In a two-part story, the Unicorns go on a cruise, but Ellen feels that there is no room in her life for romance, until the Unicorns each fix her up with a boy that they think she'll like—only to find out that the boy each of them picked seems perfect for each of them. (Note: From this book to the last in the series, the story is not told by a specific book character.)
- Boyfriends for Everyone - The Unicorns finally end their vacation with the boy each of them likes, while Ellen finally finds her soulmate in a boy named Curtis Bowman.
- Rachel's in, Lila's Out - Lila's dad is selling Fowler Mansion to the family of a girl named Rachel Grant, but Lila plans on evicting the potential buyers. Rachel and Lila eventually accept each other as friends, and Rachel joins the Unicorn Club.
- The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - The Unicorns meet Katherine Pierce, a model and spokeswoman for a local health spa, only to find that their idol is not all that she appears to be.
- In Love with Mandy - In a "Cinderella"-esque story, Mandy Miller falls in love with a rich boy named Brandon Jones, but he thinks he is in love with Lila Fowler.
- Snow Bunnies - During a vacation to a ski resort, Rachel has a temporary falling-out with the other Unicorns when she tries to come between Ellen and Curtis Bowman.
- Jessica's Dream Date - Jessica wins a date with her musician idol, Johnny Buck, only to be disappointed by the fact that her musical "Hero" is really a zero.
- Trapped in the Mall - The Unicorns are trapped in the mall after closing time, and eventually must get help when Ellen is badly injured. (Last book in the series)
Sweet Valley Junior High
This series occurs when the twins are eighth graders. Elizabeth and Jessica are rezoned to Sweet Valley Junior High, where a number of new characters are introduced. Elizabeth adjusts quickly to the new school and becomes popular among her peers. She becomes close friends with Anna Wang and Salvador del Valle, and the three are actively involved with producing the school's alternative zine. Anna and Salvador are long-time best friends, though their relationship is complicated by Salvador's growing feelings for Elizabeth. Elizabeth's friends also include her locker mate Brian Rainey and Blue Spicolli, who later becomes Elizabeth's boyfriend.
Jessica does not adapt to Sweet Valley Junior High as quickly as Elizabeth, especially as she struggles to establish some semblance of the popularity she enjoyed in middle school. She soon becomes frenemies with popular girl Lacey Frells, who antagonizes Jessica. Lacey's best friend, Kristin Seltzer, is considerably friendlier and more welcoming to Jessica. Jessica also joins the track team and becomes close friends with the team's star, Bethel McCoy, and finds a love interest in Damon Ross, a ninth grader.
There are a total of 30 books in the series.
- Get Real
- One 2 Many
- The Cool Crowd
- Boy. Friend.
- Lacey's Crush
- How to Ruin a Friendship
- Cheating on Anna
- Too Popular
- Twin Switch
- Got a Problem?
- Third Wheel
- Three Days, Two Nights
- My Perfect Guy
- Hands Off
- Keeping it Real
- True Blue
- She Loves me...Not
- Wild Child
- I'm So Outta Here.
- What You Don't Know
- Invisible Me.
- Drama Queen
- No More Mr. Nice Guy
- She's Back
- Dance Fever
- He's the One- Elizabeth has boyfriend troubles. If that weren't enough what happens when horrible news invades the twins' lives?
- Too Many Good-Byes- As summer vacation begins, the twins must deal with saying goodbye to their friends.
Sweet Valley Senior Year
Sweet Valley University
Chronologically the final chapter in the series and the only spin-off that did not feature Jessica directly. Continues from the plot that occurred at the end of Sweet Valley University; Elizabeth flees to London, intending to continue her schooling.
The books are:
- University Interrupted- Elizabeth Wakefield is not going back to Sweet Valley University. Her sister betrayed her. Her boyfriend broke her heart. And her parents are against her. There's nothing for her to go home to. So where is she supposed to go? How about London . . . as far away as possible?
- London Calling- Elizabeth has no money and no friends and still in London. She takes a job as a maid in an earl's manor.
- A Royal Pain- He's engaged to someone else. Elizabeth is falling in love. With Max. Heir to the earl's fortune. Fiancé to a duchess. (Do people like this really exist?) They're completely different. But there's something there
- Downstairs, Upstairs- She's in trouble. Big trouble. Liz could get deported. Unless someone from Pennington mansion stands up for her. But who? Everyone hates her. Especially Sarah, her boss's daughter, who'd love to see her sent back to America.
- Max's Choice- Max finally chooses between Liz and the duchess.
- I Need You- Jessica heads to London, telling Elizabeth to come home and she can explain everything. But will Liz leave Max?
Sweet Valley Confidential
The book Sweet Valley Confidential was published on March 29, 2011. The story is set 10 years following the conclusion of the original. Prior to the novel's release, Pascal stated, "I can tell you that what you thought was going to happen to those people doesn't happen. Different things happen. Ten years, from 16 to adulthood, has made very different people. And I'm having kind of good time writing it, doing what I want to do with these people." A review from Entertainment Weekly stated, "Make no mistake: This is a very bad book, bloated and silly and, worst of all, often quite boring."  Fans of the series have given mixed reviews, citing many inconsistencies and canonical errors. For example, near the beginning of the book, Elizabeth's ex-boyfriend Jeffrey French is mentioned as being happily married, while in the last "epilogue" chapter, he is "still unmarried and unnattached." There are many other mistakes in the epilogue as well, such as what happened to Suzanne Devlin: "Suzanne was forced to leave Sweet Valley but returned 6 months later a changed person; unfortunately, she was ill with multiple sclerosis. She apologized to everyone, then crashed her specially equipped car after taking medication with champagne." Suzanne Devlin was mistakenly diagnosed with MS in the SVH magna edition "Perfect Christmas," but then finds out that she was misdiagnosed, and she and Todd fall in love. In describing what became of Roger Collins, Pascal states that after having been accused of molestation by Suzanne Devlin (book 11, "Too Good to be True"), he "felt too uncomfortable being a teacher and left to become a nonfiction writer." SVHC also says his son's name is "Sam," not "Teddy," as in all the SVH books. Another inconsistency is the way Jessica talks in the book, peppering her sentences with "So," and "like," which is a departure from the way she spoke in the SVH and SVU series.
The story begins with Elizabeth in New York, where she is working on a magazine called "Show Survey," described as "a sort of Zagat for Off Broadway." Through flashbacks, we learn that Jessica and Todd had been having an affair off and on for the last 5 years, and that 8 months ago Elizabeth discovered their duplicity, and has not spoken to either of them since. A few characters from the original series pop up, most notably Winston Egbert, who invested in a dot-com venture with Bruce Patman (also a major character in this book, Bruce's personality changed dramatically when both of his parents passed away suddenly, making him a more caring, sensitive person). Winston's money turned him into a major jerk, and he no longer has any friends. He dies mid-way through the book from an "accidental" fall from his 20-story balcony. Jessica and Todd still live together in Sweet Valley. Jessica has a very successful career for a cosmetics marketing company called "MYFACEISGREEN" and Todd is a sports writer. They are very much in love, but haunted by what they have done to Elizabeth and by the vicious gossip that surrounds them.
The twins are expected to attend their grandmother's 80th birthday party. Elizabeth is torn, not wanting to see her sister and Todd again, but wanting revenge for what Jessica has done to her. She goes to the party, bringing Liam, a handsome bartender she has met in New York. Liam is very attracted to Jessica and flirts with her during the party, causing a rift between Jessica and Todd, which escalates into a free-for-all between all the members of the family (including older brother Steven, who has recently discovered he's gay). Alice Wakefield, the twins' mother, desperatly tries to keep the peace, repeatedly asking the staff to serve the cake, finally losing her cool and screaming to her husband, "Ned! Bring out the fucking cake!" Later that night, lying in bed, Jessica realizes that in order to get her sister back, she has to give up Todd. She packs a bag and heads to New York to see her sister. Meanwhile, Elizabeth has been doing some serious thinking on the plane, and comes to the realization that she had fallen out of love with Todd a long time ago, but was too much of a "commitment freak" to admit it to herself. Elizabeth finds Jessica on her doorstep, and at first is very unforgiving, but finally relents and the sisters hold each other, sobbing, and make up. The epilogue takes place at Jessica and Todd's wedding, which many of the characters attend. Bruce Patman professes his love for Elizabeth, and the two of them presumably live happily ever after.
A TV series based on Sweet Valley High ran for 88 episodes between 1994 and 1997. It starred real-life twins Brittany and Cynthia Daniel (formerly Doublemint Twin models) as Jessica and Elizabeth respectively. The twins also modeled for later editions of the book covers. The show ran for 4 seasons, and saw the introduction of new characters that were not in the Sweet Valley High books, including Reginald "Shred" Patman and Renata Vargas, and also removed the characters of Ned and Alice Wakefield.
Many tie-in products were produced for this series (primarily the Sweet Valley High Run) including a series of puzzles, a board game, audio book versions of selected SVH books, commercially available VHS and DVDs of the SVH TV Series, a CD soundtrack for the TV show, dolls and doll clothing, a neon sign, at least one calendar (for the year 1989/90) and books that were not part of the series (including TV tie-in reprints, a trivia book, a behind-the-scenes book about the TV show, and a "Slam Book").
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- The Closet: A fansite dedicated to all things SV
- Overview of the first 35 Sweet Valley High books
- Sweet Valley High Diaries
- Shannon's Sweet Valley High Blog: Recaps of every book in the original series
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