Aditya Nugraha Nugraha desde Chauvency-Saint-Hubert, Francia
ok finalmente terminé Realmente me encantó este libro y no puedo esperar para leer los otros. A decir verdad, nunca quise que esta serie terminara, lo disfruté demasiado. Este libro fue un poco extraño. En primer lugar, Emily tuvo un bebé. Eso me sorprendió. para mí, Emily tiene la peor suerte de todas las pequeñas mentirosas, primero se queda embarazada, luego pierde su beca y luego es manoseada por sus mejores amigas y, una vez más, digo wtf. de todos modos, realmente disfruté esta novela KEEP IT UP SARA
I was a die hard Sweet Valley fan when I was young. I used to take them out of the library repeatedly, and I would say I have read the majority of them. I even managed to keep a few of my favourites but they are well hidden in my bookcase now! Away from people's prying eyes. I always related more to Elizabeth (the bookish, good girl at school), but I wanted to be Jessica (the bad girl, in case you have forgotten). When I found out this was coming out, I was so excited, but ultimately, so disappointed by the time I got around to buying/reading it. First of all, I found it hard to re-immerse myself in the Sweet Valley world - I couldn't remember some of the characters (but I did remember the important ones!) Events seem to have moved on quite severely in 10 years, to the point where I think I definitely missed some of the later Sweet Valley University books. My second problem was that at times, it read very much like a Jackie Collins book. Yes, I know it's probably aimed at the readers of Sweet Valley, now older and more worldly wise - a chaste kiss on the lips just won't do! But right down to the language used and the obligatory Jackie Collins style epilogue (which included updates about characters I did not remember!), it just didn't seem right. Sure, aim for the older audience but step away from the Jackie Collins style which is so obvious! (I'm a big fan of Jackie also, no offence to her, but she does have a particular style and formula to her books.) My third problem is the "flashbacks" - they appear frequently, detracting from the original story, and in just a slightly different font to the story, so you'll be reading for at least half a page before you realise you're in "flashback mode" and have to go back to the beginning of it so you can keep the story straight. Lastly - there were many discrepancies in this. Weren't Aaron and Jessica nearly always a couple during the earlier books? How come they hate the sight of each other now? Didn't Olivia Davidson DIE in one of the books? (Yet she's alive and kicking at the end of this! Is she related to Bobby Ewing [Dallas]!!) I seem to remember Bruce Patman and Lila Fowler being the big couple during some of the later books, but this is now just a brief college fling. There's also a couple of surprising events that happen. Two characters I never dreamed would end up together ... end up together. (The basis of the whole book.) The fact they couldn't stand each other, and totally weren't suited at all doesn't seem to come into the equation. One character, a favourite of mine in the original books, not only doesn't appear in person but gets undramatically killed off and another one gets well and truly "outed". There's been no hint at him being gay throughout all of the books. It seems like a last minute addition to make the book seem more "adult". What's even more shocking that it appears he just realised he's gay. REALLY???!! The last two events were unnecessary, trying to provide something "shocking" but it doesn't work. Was this just a cheap cash in? Considering Francine Pascal didn't write some of them and most were written (or at least co-written) by other authors, maybe it is. Even she admits in the acknowledgements she had a hard time remembering various things about the Sweet Valley world SHE created. I hope this is the last of the Sweet Valley re-imaginings, as it did ruin the world for me slightly. It was nice to revisit Elizabeth and Jessica, but it could have been done so much better.
Really long, tedious, disappointing and boring. Promised a lot... delivered a little.