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First Place (Sweet Valley Twins #8)

3.49  ·  Rating Details ·  636 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Lila Fowler, the snobbiest girl in Sweet Valley Middle School, has gotten her own beautiful horse--and she doesn't seem to care. Elizabeth Wakefield thinks it's not fair. Elizabeth absolutely adores horses, so much that she'll go as far as pretending to be friends with snotty Lila. She'll even do all of Thunder's grooming--just for the chance to ride him every day.


Paperback, 106 pages
Published May 1st 1987 by Bantam Books (first published January 1st 1987)
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Oct 25, 2015 karen marked it as ceci-n-est-ce-pas-un-compte-rendu
once upon a time, tommy tomato got a new job and was never ever first, not for weeks and weeks. there were giant tomato tears, and rending of tomato garments, but then there was a heroic attempt to make things right. this is that attempt.
Tara Calaby
For a book that has Lila on the front cover, this isn't nearly as Fowler-filled as I would like. Instead, it is the love story of Elizabeth Wakefield and a horse named Thunder. No, seriously, there is some serious horse-fever-as-metaphor-for-burgeoning-puberty stuff going on here. The moment they meet is described much as the first meeting in any torrid love story:

In the silence of her first glance, she felt she could barely breathe.
And when he stared at her, he seemed to be saying, “Yes. You're
Nov 30, 2016 Merryn rated it liked it
Nothing more hilarious than reading about Elizabeth's creepy obsession with a horse.

Nothing that Jessica said had prepared Elizabeth for her meeting with Thunder. In the silence of her first glance, she felt she could barely breathe. His eyes looked almost human, with a deep, calm intelligence. And when he stared at her, he seemed to be saying, "Yes. You're the one".

Oh jeez.
May 02, 2013 Swankivy rated it it was ok
I didn't have an interest in reading these books, but I think one of my sisters must have because sometimes they were around the house and I was the kind of kid who'd randomly pick up and breeze through anything that was sitting there. I'm really confused as to why I even read this one because I didn't like horses. Guess I must've been bored, and these books didn't take long to read. This one's about Elizabeth suddenly loving horses and putting up with bratty Lila in order to get to ride her ...more
Julie Decker
Jul 11, 2014 Julie Decker rated it it was ok
Elizabeth loves horses, but she doesn't really have an opportunity to ride them. That is, until she finds out Jessica's snobby friend Lila will let her ride hers, but she has to put up with these annoying girls and kiss up to Lila as a sacrifice. As a writer for the school paper, Elizabeth is badgered by Lila into writing an article about her, too, and Elizabeth discloses something she shouldn't have. It's no good when you've cheesed off the leader of your sister's social group. . . .

Elizabeth a
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Jan 14, 2015 Gessel Lambino rated it it was amazing
it was so very amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
it was very beautiful story about a twins, the unicorns and of course the horse, thunder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3
Jul 23, 2014 Sally rated it liked it
Not all that bad. Liz has recently gone horse crazy, just at the same time as Lila's daddy has bought her a horse... Liz ends up doing a LOT of sucking up to Lila because Lila "lets" her groom and take care of her horse for her.
Oct 24, 2010 Jodie rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-early-years
Young or old, Jessica and Elizabeth had me captivated. Their lives were great to read about, there were lessons involved and I just loved them.
Aug 06, 2015 TRACEY rated it liked it
Shelves: guilty-pleasure
In this one, we learn Elizabeth Wakefield is That One Girl everyone knows that gets moist over horses (you know the one) and Lila Fowler continues to be a human disease
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