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Jessica's Secret (Sweet Valley Twins #42)

3.45 of 5 stars 3.45  ·  rating details  ·  368 ratings  ·  13 reviews
Growing pains . . .

Jessica Wakefield has always prided herself on being the more sophisticated twin, but suddenly it's her sister, Elizabeth, who's blossoming. Overnight, something wonderful has happened to turn Elizabeth into a young woman. And now Jessica's sure that if anyone--especially her sister--finds out that it hasn't happened to her, she'll die of humiliation. T
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Paperback, 133 pages
Published October 1st 1990 by Bantam
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Bianca
I’m laughing at this one. Because can I just talk about the absurdity of it for a minute? Elizabeth gets her period and Jessica is jealous because she doesn’t get hers at the same time. When I was twelve years old, I never had this desire. Truthfully, this is not something I would have been jealous of if someone told me they had it. It trips me out to no end to read these kinds of books. Mrs. Wakefield even makes a special dinner to celebrate. Hah. I remember mine and my mother did get all gooey ...more
Kyla Crowley
Synopsis: I swear I have read this one before, though usually I remember covers better than plots. But the story was WAY too familiar to me to not have read it. Either that or all these books from the 90s are just interchangeable... which I don't really doubt.

So Elizabeth has! her! period! now. Which is epic not because she actually has her period (that happens to half the population, after all), but because periods and "supplies" are discussed, and it is more or less acknowledged that the Wakef
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Jodie
It was always hard for me to resist picking up a Sweet Valley book, no matter where I was - Walmart, grocery store, airport...
Elizabeth
This was one of the SVT books I read over and over. I remember being so excited at the thought of getting my period. lol
Donna
Dec 03, 2012 Donna added it
Snort. Mine was either the day after my 13th or 14th birthday, and all I remember feeling is vaguely resigned.
Megan
a menstruation narrative!
elizabeth and jessica could both learn from reading The Emotionally Abusive Relationship
Rayna
Please only read this book if you are a girl trust my boys how read this are going to freak out
Sally
Oh my god, it's totally a Judy Blume Sweet Valley special! ;)
Tinkerbelle
I thought that this book was really good i give this book 5 stars.
Lynda Brown

One for pre-pubescent school boys.
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Sheila Read
I remember the cover just not the story.
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Jun 04, 2009 Cws added it
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