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Dangerous Love (Sweet Valley High #6)

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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
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Mass Market Paperback, 132 pages
Published March 1st 1984 by Bantam Books (first published January 1st 1984)
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Christine
Dec 04, 2014 Christine rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, svh
HOT CLAM SPECIAL!

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
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Laura
Jul 13, 2008 Laura rated it liked it
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.
Hillary
'why am I still reading these?' you ask. the answer: I just don't know.
jenn
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.
Jerry
Apr 09, 2016 Jerry rated it really liked it
The best volume of this series I've read so far! It combines elements of an old-school sitcom with a dramatic serial! I'm glad I have the next few books on hand!
Connie
Mar 01, 2015 Connie rated it really liked it
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
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K.
Aug 30, 2011 K. rated it did not like it
If you don't do what your parents say, you'll eventually end up in a coma. This is what I learned.
PurplyCookie
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
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star_fire13
Jun 08, 2015 star_fire13 rated it liked it
Obviously Todd would never leave Elizabeth because she can't ride his motorcycle, but as someone who is extremely jealous and possessive, I can understand Elizabeth's fear. I'm surprised she went riding with him in the end though. That definitely seemed more like a Jessica thing to do. I'm surprised she didn't cite all the times Jessica's broken rules when she did this.

I hate how Jessica is now like, "Omg I've taken my sister for granted! I'm going to be a better person!" when we all know that w
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Melanie
The twins' cousin killed in a motorcycle wreck was named.... Rex. Haha!

So Todd is having sex with all the girls in town except for Elizabeth, so she gets jealous and has sex with him anyway, and gets herpes. Substitute "motorcycle rides" for "sex" and "coma" for "herpes" and you've got the whole plot. Except the part where Enid has this non-sequitur debutante ball, which was obviously needed to fatten up the book.
Tara Calaby
Alice and Ned Wakefield let their daughters get away with almost anything, but they have one firm household rule: no motorcycles. Apparently the twins' cousin died young in a motorbike accident, and their parents would prefer that they didn't follow in his footsteps. It's one of the few rules that Jess is happy to keep, so obviously it's up to Liz to break it. And, of course it's Todd's fault.

Todd's wanted a motorbike forever, and finally he manages to trade in his car for a magnificent new hog
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Marian
Mar 05, 2013 Marian rated it really liked it
Shelves: sweetvalley, readit, 2013
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
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Nicole Dunton
Dec 11, 2015 Nicole Dunton rated it it was amazing
This book was emotionally packed and drama filled. I loved it though. All Sweet Valley books seem to have a drama filled story with relatable dilemas and sound advice. I feel teenagers should read it. Some of the books may help them through problems they face. Even if it's as simple as realizing they aren't alone. Others face the problems they face too. Warning, this book has a bit of a cliff hanger. It's best to have the next book ready!
Myah
Nov 03, 2015 Myah rated it it was amazing
In this Sweet Valley High Todd gets a motorcycle. Elizabeth can't ride motorcycles because her cousin, Rexy, died in an accident. Todd's bike almost tears their relationship apart. This was a very good Sweet Valley High. I didn't expect the ending. It was very sad and nerve racking. Highly recommend this Sweet Valleyy High, very good.
Valerie (He Said Books Or Me)
The Sweet Valley Books changed my life in the 5th and 6th grade. My friends and I would coordinate so that we could read all of the books. I remember reading them along with the BSC. As we got a little older, we also got to enjoy the TV Show. I enjoyed these books.
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.
karlee
Nov 21, 2014 karlee rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Nelly
Nov 09, 2015 Nelly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
En omläsning. Läste den här i 13-års åldern och älskade den. Fortfarande bra än idag men kanske inte lika fantastisk som då.
Faith
Jul 31, 2015 Faith rated it it was amazing
These are the good books. There classic and amazing. Please do not read the updated books.
Terri
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!
Amy
Aug 02, 2008 Amy rated it liked it
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
Reading with Cats
Feb 15, 2015 Reading with Cats rated it really liked it
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???
Jodi
Jul 18, 2010 Jodi rated it really liked it
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!
Meghan
Motorcycle crashes have never been so hilarious.

This is where the pernicious reissues leave off, so anyone who was unironically buying and reading these would be stuck hitting up the library or the thrift store to find out of Elizabeth survives. (Spoiler: (view spoiler))
Ruthie Jones
Aug 14, 2010 Ruthie Jones rated it liked it
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.
Tracy
May 30, 2011 Tracy rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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!
Emily
Apr 29, 2012 Emily rated it liked it
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.
Donna
Dec 03, 2012 Donna rated it did not like it
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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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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