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Dangerous Love (Sweet Valley High #6)

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  1,453 ratings  ·  34 reviews
The end of the road for Todd and Elizabeth?

One of the strictest rules in the Wakefield house is "No motorcycles." Ever since their cousin was killed in a crash, Elizabeth and Jessica have been forbidden to go near them. So when Elizabeth's boyfriend Todd drives up on a shiny new Yamaha, she knows there's trouble ahead. She can't ride Todd's bike, but other girls can and d
Mass Market Paperback, 132 pages
Published March 1st 1984 by Bantam Books
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Jul 30, 2009 jenn added it
Shelves: 2009
Laugh out loud funny. And embarrassing, as I read much of this in public. The Dairi Burger adds the "hot clam special" to their menu. Liz almost dies after being hit by a drunk driver. Of course, Todd and Jessica feel responsible. What?

I can't decide if Mr. Collins is hot or creepy, which I fear is the whole point.
'why am I still reading these?' you ask. the answer: I just don't know.
Source: I own this book.

Title: Dangerous Love
Series: Sweet Valley High #6
Author: Kate William & Francine Pascal
Overall Rating: 4 stars

Well, smack me in the face and call me hot clam special. Basically, Todd gets a motorbike. Liz and Jess' cousin Rexy died on a motorbike. They don't get on them. But other girls gets on Todd's. Liz gets jealous. She gets on. She ends up in a coma.

The morals of this story stood as:

*Listen to your parents
*Don't be a jealous girlfriend
*Your english te
What I learned from this book: don't disobey your parents or you'll end up in a coma and avoid guys named 'Crunch' at all cost.
If you don't do what your parents say, you'll eventually end up in a coma. This is what I learned.

To me, Dangerous Love is the quintessential SVH book. It has our first real cliffhanger and enough Liz angst to float a boat. It is yet another book where Jessica expresses remorse for being Jessica and vows to change (and never does). I probably read this one and "Dear Sister" a dozen times or more when I was a kid, and enjoyed every minute of re-reading it again today.

And what did we learn in our re-read?

Motorcycles = Death Machine (don't ride 'em kids -- you'll end up in a
An angst-ridden time is had when Todd gets a motorcycle. Liz had a cousin who was killed in a bike accident and her parents have forbidden the twins to ride motorcycles.

Everybody oohs-and-ahhhs over the bike and Liz is stricken with jealousy, especially of all the girls getting a ride to the Dairi Burger on Todd's motorcycle, with their arms flung around him.

Todd is ready to sell his bike and Elizabeth changes her mind and decides to take one ride. This culminates in Liz needing a ride due to J
Sometimes you just need to re-read some classic Sweet Valley. Short of the first book and book #7, it's hard to find anything more classic than The Time Todd Nearly Killed Liz.

Upon re-reading it for the four-billionth time, I am once more struck by the incredibly stupid logic paraded around when the Wakefields throw Todd Wilkins out of the waiting area and Mr. Collins tries to assure Todd it wasn't his fault.

I know the 80's were a different time, but yeah. Yeah it was. Saturday night, after midn
Cate Marsden
This was like a pure shot of Sweet Valley straight to the brain. Jealousy! An elaborate party! A motorcycle of doom! Twin premonitions! The euphemistic-sounding Hot Clam Special! ELIZABETH IN A COMA.

Also, this is the first book in which Jessica has any kind of inner life.
Sep 17, 2014 Terri added it
Shelves: teen
So funny as I look at these. I thought I'd only read one or two, but apparently not!
I devoured these Sweet Valley High books when I was a young girl and am not at all surprised that they are still around! In this book, Todd Wilkins, Elizabeth's boyfriend, gets a Yamaha motorcycle, but Elizabeth and Jessica are forbidden to ride motorcycles ever since their cousin Remy was killed in a motorcycle crash. Meanwhile, other girls are riding with their arms around Todd making Elizabeth crazy with jealousy. Will Elizabeth decide to ride with Todd when Jessica forgets to pick her up fro ...more
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What I learned from SVH #6:
*Mr. Collins is a leeettle too interested in teenage girls. I'm just sayin'.
*If you don't listen to your parents you'll end up in a COMA!
*"Hot clam special" sounds vaguely...pornographic.
*Jess has a satin jumpsuit. A satin. Jumpsuit. With spaghetti straps.

Loved the cover, though. Maybe they got in that accident because Todd should spend a little more time looking at, I don't know, THE ROAD???
Tara Calaby
This book is such a good example of just how Elizabeth isn't the perfect good girl as often as she'd like to believe. It also shows off, once again, just how unappealing Todd is as a character and a boyfriend. Not enough Jess for my liking - it's very Liz focussed.

[re-read: previously read around five times]
Oh my! Liz finally decided to ride on the back of Todd's motorcycle and ended up in a coma. Jessica is at her bedside stating she will turn over a new leaf and become a better sitter. She will no longer take advantage of Liz and think of other people besides herself. This is definetly like a soap opera but I am having fun!
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.
Elizabeth can't bear the fact that her boyfriend Todd has a motorcycle b/c she is not allowed to ride on it! What will she do when he starts to give other girls rides to the newly reopened Dairi Burger?? Read the book and find out!
Elizabeth is forbidden from going on motor cycles ever since her cousin died in an accident. Todd bought a motor cycle and wants Elizabeth to ride with him. Elizabeth can't but other girls can ride with Todd.
Good lord, these books were terrible. I remember going through all the books in the Hollywood PS library, though, and after the R.L. Stines and Ann M. Martins were finished, these were the only things left.
Jess Hoyt
I loved the book I thought it was a book that sucked me in I think I actually read it about five. times. I think I read it in one day for about four hours.
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Sixth instalment in the Sweet Valley High series comes to a dramatic end with Todd and Elizabeth involved in a motorcycle crash and Elizabeth in a coma ...
This was stupid as usual. Moral of the story is this: If you face your fears you'll end up in a coma.
Just when you thought that everything is smooth? Oh here comes the trouble. Liz is in coma. What's next?
This was always one of my favorite covers... The story was great too, but I loved this cover.
Kristin Kellner
I loved the Sweet Valley High books! I remember this was one of my favorites. Vroom! Vroom!
Marts  (Thinker)
Read this back in secondary school... 'Sweet Valley High #6 - Dangerous Love' by Francine Pascal
I love smutty books about 16 year old twins that lack adult supervision. I'm sorry, I just do!
this is the series i loved the most, it decribes sisters love betwwwen liz and jess
Keli Wright
Jun 12, 2008 Keli Wright rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all the little girls
Recommended to Keli by: ?
We all want to ride on a motercycle with a HOT GUY!!!! ....... I still do:)
Jay Arcy
at least, something different. jessica is not so obnoxious here
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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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