Jessica and elizabeth wakefield books

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Elizabeth Wakefield was one of the two main fictional characters in the book series Sweet Valley High. She was portrayed by Cynthia Daniel in the TV series of the same name. Her twin sister, Jessica was portrayed by Cynthia's twin, Brittany Daniel. According to the SVH novel Last Wish the twins' birthday is June 13th, which would place them at Gemini, the sign of the twins on the zodiac. Despite being more sensible and down to earth than her twin sister, Elizabeth was one of few students in Sweet Valley who rivaled Jessica in the popularity stakes. She was known for being practical and a good listener, and her peers often confided in her. Elizabeth was born four minutes before Jessica.
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Meet Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield (The World of Sweet Valley)

Sweet Valley High is a series of young adult novels attributed to American author Francine Pascal , who presided over a team of ghostwriters to produce the series. The twins and their friends attend Sweet Valley High. The series began in and was ended twenty years after publication of books. The books are generally classified as young adult or children's fiction and belong mostly to the genre of soap opera , romance novel or fantasy-adventure. In July , a film adaptation was also announced. The novels Sweet Valley Confidential and The Sweet Life , which follow the characters as adults, were published in and The twins are seven-year-old second graders at Sweet Valley Elementary School in this series, which included several Special Editions and "Super Snooper" mystery books.

Written over the course of two decades, these books were bursting with soap opera esque drama, and they were impossible to put down. This was our childhood equivalent of binge-watching Netflix. The Sweet Valley franchise was created by Francine Pascal, who might as well be deemed a holy goddess of the young adult genre. Pascal reigned over a team of ghost-writers who penned the books and many spin-offs that followed our beloved protagonists, twin sisters Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield. These books were so popular because they were simultaneously relatable and incredibly scandalous. For our middle-school selves, we kind of felt like we were getting away with something by reading them.

I dreamt I knew those twins — identical in every way, right down to their perfect size-six figures, honey-blonde hair, and aquamarine eyes. At one point in my life, I thought about these twins and the assorted all-American boys and girls that made up their high school class as often as I did anything of significance in life. The novelistic tales of the Wakefields and their frenemies, pals, and rivals were interwoven with the fabric of my own real life in a way that felt close to irreversible. My school transcripts might suggest otherwise, but I know in my heart that I attended Sweet Valley High. The first of what would go on to expand to books was published when I was barely a year old, in , but I know that when I first got my hands on them, a decade later, everything still felt fresh, exciting, and, oddly enough, very relatable.

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Each book began in exactly the same manner — by introducing the reader to the protagonists, just in case it was their first time visiting the fantastical Californian town. It was crucial, it seems, for Sweet Valley High's audience to know that Jessica and Elizabeth both had "sun-streaked blonde hair," "peaches and cream skin," "blue-green eyes the color of the ocean," and that they were, of course, a "perfect size six. Of course, that was where the similarities ended. Jessica was the fun-loving, risk-taking twin, whose habits included shopping, cheerleading, and maintaining her status as the most popular girl in school. By contrast, Elizabeth was studious, reserved, and careful, although avid readers will remember plenty of her own rebellious moments. Motorcycles and Bruce Patman, anyone?

Elizabeth Wakefield is the older twin, by four minutes. Indeed, she also acts like the older sister to her twin Jessica. Elizabeth Wakefield is the sensible one, and often has to bail her twin out of trouble Jessica got in due to her impulsive nature. She loves reading and writing and dreams of being of writing professionally as a journalist one day. Elizabeth is often called Liz by her friends and often calls Jessica 'Jess' who in return calls her 'Lizzie'. Elizabeth is smart, sometimes shy, hardworking, organized, caring, kind, sensitive, conservative, romantic, quiet, considerate, pretty, popular in her own way , and sweet.


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