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Bitter Rivals (Sweet Valley High #29)

3.39  ·  Rating Details ·  742 Ratings  ·  18 Reviews
Three's a crowd...

Elizabeth Wakefield is ecstatic. Her dearest childhood friend, Amy Sutton, is moving back to Sweet Valley. Elizabeth can't wait to see her again and introduce Amy to her current best friend, Enid Rollins.

Amy is an undeniable hit at Sweet Valley High. She's glamorous and vivacious, and she becomes the newest member of the cheerleading squad. But to Eliza
Mass Market Paperback, 138 pages
Published June 1st 1986 by Bantam Books (first published 1986)
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Sarah Crawford
Sep 23, 2016 Sarah Crawford rated it really liked it
Amy Sutton had been Elizabeth's best friend for a long time until she moved away. Enid then became Elizabeth's best friend. Now, though, Amy is due to return to live in Sweet Valley again and Elizabeth is really looking forward to that. Enid, though, has some concerns over whether or not her relationship with Elizabeth will stay the same.

Amy returns but she has changed a lot. Her appearance is different and she has become boy-crazy. For a while Elizabeth tries to restore their original relations
It was interesting to see Liz and Enid reacting to a changed Amy. At least Liz found out that Amy is no longer the same Amy who had been her best friend back in grade school. Too bad that Amy came off as more vicious than Jessica is much later in the series.

I liked the way the book conveyed Enid's jealousy of Amy but, also at the same time, she was portrayed as being insecure and threatened by the return of Liz's "best friend". But sometimes I do feel that Liz deserves a more multifaceted perso
Source: I read this book online via Open Library.
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Title: Bitter Rivals
Series: Sweet Valley High #29
Author: Francine Pascal // Kate William
Overall Rating: 3 stars

Amy Sutton is back! I think I briefly remember her from the Sweet Valley Twins books or SVJH but the new Amy is mean, self centred, loves blusher and is essentially more Jess than Liz. But Liz is loving life now that her childhood best friend has come back, and Enid, well, she's less loving life because she sees Amy as
Let me make sure I have this right: Amy is just like Jessica. Jessica is well meaning and forgivable. Amy is the spawn of Satan's mean-ass monkey seed. We all apply generous amounts of 'blusher.'
May 13, 2012 Kristina rated it liked it
Shelves: ya, sweet-valley-high, own
I always wondered how Amy Sutton came into the mix in the later books
Alexis Kasznia
Apr 12, 2015 Alexis Kasznia rated it it was amazing
Amy Sutton VS Enid Rollins and Liz is caught in the middle!
Ryan Quan
Aug 03, 2012 Ryan Quan rated it liked it
This is the one where Elizabeth realizes her old friend Amy Sutton is a total bitch now. Sad but realistic ;)
Dec 21, 2010 hannaH rated it did not like it
Shelves: svh, own-it
I never really cared about Amy, and Enid is as boring as white bread, and Elizabeth is a pain, so this one sucks. I think I've only read it once.
Keli Wright
Jun 12, 2008 Keli Wright rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all the little girls
Recommended to Keli by: ?
Lovvved it
Vesta Lynn
I can't believe it, but I remember this book. I think I read almost the whole series.
Tanya Rivera
Apr 05, 2013 Tanya Rivera rated it liked it
Fun reading for the early teen years. Loved them from the age of 12 - 15
Oct 24, 2010 Jodie rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-early-years
I never wanted to stop reading these. They are like a great old friend. I can pick up where I left off...
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Erin

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Apr 29, 2009 Sally rated it it was ok
AAAHH! The one where Amy comes back... and she's totally changed and I was sad :(
Sep 22, 2008 Jill rated it liked it
Shelves: kids-n-teens
Another lovely Enid book.
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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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