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Too Good To Be True (Sweet Valley High #11)

3.42  ·  Rating Details ·  1,035 Ratings  ·  36 Reviews
A devil in disguise…

When glamorous, sophisticated Suzanne Devlin visits Sweet Valley from New York City, the Wakefield twins couldn’t be more excited. For two weeks, Elizabeth will show Suzanne around town while Jessica will have the time of her life in New York. Suzanne is perfect: beautiful, friend, and not the least bit stuck up.

But when Suzanne accuses their teacher, M
ebook, 250 pages
Published November 27th 2012 by St. Martin's Paperbacks (first published January 1st 1984)
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Jan 16, 2010 jenn added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010
Suzanne goes Medieval on everyone when she fails to seduce Mr. Collins. SEVENTY STARS.
Jessica goes to big ole New York City to stay with Mr. wakefield's old friend. In exchange, daughter of said big-city friend comes to Sweet Valley! Jessica quickly discovers that everyone in NYC is rich but cruel, stylish but conniving. Oh no! NYC gal, Suzy, really brings the ruckus to Sweet Valley. Sure, she acts like she is as sweet as she is gorgeous, but she is just as cruel as the rest of those caviar-eating jerks in NYC. Her wily acts of deception are myriad! Elizabeth's necklace goes miss ...more
Elizabeth really is too naive and trusting. I really wish she'd get mean and stop being stepped on.

Suzanne comes across as just some spoiled little brat who just wants attention. I mean, if her parents are as bad/neglectful as they came across when Jessica came over, I kinda get it. But still. She has no right to try and destroy Mr Collins's life and career like that.

I'm really pissed at Elizabeth for not taking his side right away. Also, didn't anyone interview Teddy? Teddy at least would have
Keli Wright
Jun 12, 2008 Keli Wright rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: all the little girls
Recommended to Keli by: ?
Tara Calaby
This is the first occasion where the twins are separated for any great period of time. Jessica heads off to New York City to stay with Ned's old college friend, while the friend's daughter, Suzanne Devlin, heads to Sweet Valley to take Jessica's place.

At first, everyone thinks that Suzanne's the best thing to arrive in Sweet Valley since the Vanderbilts. She's stunningly beautiful, super sophisticated, and she has a vaguely European accent. Even Lila, who usually does her best to dispose of any
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Title: Too Good to be True
Series: Sweet Valley High #11
Author: Kate William and Francine Pascal
Overall Rating: 2.9 stars

In this one, Liz stays in Sweet Valley while Jess goes gallivanting in NYC, both neither get what they bargain for.

Liz expects her new friend Suzanne to be kind, modest and considerate when in reality the girl comes with an undercurrent of crazy with a capital C. After Mr Collins rejects her advances, she decides th
From the very beginning, Suzanne Devlin seems to be too good to be true--beautiful, modest, considerate and kind--hey, sounds like Elizabeth! In fact the whole town practically worships her.They think she is Christmas,Thanksgiving and the turkey all dressed up.

As Sweet Valley is cast under Suzanne's charming spell, some things do not quite add up. Mr. Collins is accused of attacking Suzanne and Elizabeth is accused of being insane.

I have to say that Suzanne is a bonified, tried and true witch.
Here are some of the character voices Arthur used for this book:

Steven Wakefield - barely opens his lips to speak
Caroline Pearce - short staccato bursts, like machine-gun fire
Aaron Dallas - cowboy

I love the painting on the cover of this one. Suzanne's right hand and forearm look way too huge. Both Suzanne's and Elizabeth's torsos look really huge and barrel-chested. It's like one of those weird Mannerist paintings where everything is out of proportion and bizarre-looking. It is one of my life dr
Elizabeth and Jessica have a chance to either go to New York or show Suzanne all around town. At first each girl has a great time- Jessica in New York and Elizabeth with Suzanne. But then Jessica gets embarrassed by a boy and ends up being alone most of the time. Elizabeth at first thinks that Suzanne is great but then she accuses Mr.Collins of taking advantage of her. Things begin to come clear to Elizabeth when she talks to Mr.Collins and when she finds her necklace in Suzanne's suitcase. Suza ...more
Reading this was nostalgic. SVH had sustained me throughout my growing years providing drama, romance and adventure. I used to lap up the details reg. the lives of the two desirable twins - Elizabeth and Jessica. I have been with them through all their ups and downs. If I had judged this book 2 decades earlier, it would have been 4 to 5 stars. But now my taste has changed, and I cannot but help thinking what was so extra ordinary about this never ending series, that I used to eagerly read a book ...more
Jan 21, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Kami Bee
This one is good fun. A lot of witty lines and fun camaraderie between the usual cast.

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Suzanne lies, steals, manipulates people for her own selfish ends and falsely accuses someone of trying to rape her. According to DoormatLiz she is an evil monster.
PsychoJess lies, steals, manipulates people for her own selfish ends and falsely accuses someone of trying to rape her. She is one of the "heroines" of this story and DoormatLiz is "fiercely loyal" to her.
Ruthie Jones
I read the first twelve in the Sweet Valley High series along with a cousin who was a preteen at the time - so we could talk about them together. Even though I was past my teenage years when I read these books, I had a lot of fun reading them. Very entertaining.
Jan 29, 2016 Heidi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the best one yet, probably because Jessica's role was so minimal and mostly consisted of her getting put in her place.
Jun 28, 2015 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The introduction of the infamous Suzanne Devlin! My first inkling as to what a nemesis really was.
Man, maybe I just read all of these. Ha.
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Erin

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Apr 27, 2014 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014
Is it me or does Liz cry a lot? I'd like to see what happens to the twins in 30 years. SVH: The Therapy Years.
Mar 19, 2017 Marna rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
What exactly is a lavaliere?
Woohoo, the introduction to the evil and infamous Suzanne Devlin!
Jul 07, 2016 Mike rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Wow...these books have always been garbage, but this is one where they cross over into actual TRASH. Like, whatever-the-pre-teen-equivalent-of-soft-core-porn-is, Harold Robbins, Jackie Collins TRASH. The only reason I'm giving this the same rating that I've given all of the others I've read in the series so far is because there is no rating I can give that is less than one star. Jessica is shallow and whiny and almost gets date-raped - AGAIN (but this time in New York! Such glamour!). Elizabeth ...more
Dec 08, 2016 Christine rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ya, svh
The first spring break of the twins' never-ending junior year and the introduction of Suzanne "The Devil" Devlin. We should have known she was evil because she's a brunette from New York City and not an all-American blonde from Sweet Valley.

And she stole Elizabeth's lavalier! Shocker!

Jessica is a complete idiot and throws herself at Suzanne's boyfriend, but survives attempted date-rape number 3 because there are never any consequences for Jess's idiocy. And Suzanne is a mega-bitch who gives us f
Jul 10, 2013 Nisha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great book. i hope Suzanne learned her lesson. what she did to the Wakefield family and friends was really wrong!
Apr 15, 2016 Jerry rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story...but the themes were very "PG-13".
I liked this one a lot, I love the sneaky characters :)
Apr 27, 2016 KLB rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Evil Suzanne!! And good, perfect Elizabeth is of course the first to realise she's not all sunshine and roses and has to set about getting to the Bottom of Things.
Jan 15, 2011 Jessica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love Love Loved this book!! It definitely shows the lesson that someone is not always the way they seem.
Oct 24, 2010 Jodie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-early-years
I love this series, I just do. They were awesome to read and I loved every minute of my childhood because of them.
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Francine Pascal (May 13, 1938— ) is an American author best known for creating the Sweet Valley series of novels. In 1982 she created the characters and the stories for the first six books and her agent, Amy Berkower of Writers House sold them to Bantam Books. Book number one is mostly written by Ms. Pascal. From then on she wrote the stories for every book ever published in the series. After the ...more
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