Sweet Valley Recap: Books #51-60 + Super Thrillers #3 & 4

27 Jan

Another ten-ish books down, Gentle Readers.

This section of books saw: a huge soccer rivalry, the dangers of betting with a bookie, a tennis star with a desire to be a normal girl, Jessica acting like a sociopath, a female basketball player who just wants to be normal, a class trip go seriously awry, a teacher crush, more murderers on the loose, the breakup of Liz and Jeffrey and the subsequent reunion of Todd and Liz, and Ken Matthews, a car accident, and some temporary blindness.

Let’s break it down, shall we?

Estimated Time Elapsed: Roughly 30 weeks

Major School Events:

  • SVH has a big soccer game against Big Mesa
  • SVH starts a chapter of Big Sisters
  • Varsity Dance
  • Ballroom dance classes at SVH
  • Mini-courses offered
  • Field trip to Anacapa Island
  • Mini-Olympics held for competing schools

Major Wakefield Family Events:

  • Jessica starts a jewelry design company
  • Elizabeth and Ronnie get kidnapped, escape
  • Elizabeth gets kidnapped again
  • Jessica is stalked
  • Liz and Jeffrey break up
  • Liz and Todd get back together

By the Numbers:

  • # of guys Jessica dates: 5
  • # of guys Elizabeth dates: 3
  • # of life-threatening situations: at least 5
  • # of dances: 2
  • # of parties: 5
  • # of deaths: ??

I can’t wait to see what kinds of crazy shenanigans the twins and their friends get up to next!


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