Dangerous Love (Sweet Valley High #6)
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 canand d...more
I can't decide if Mr. Collins is hot or creepy, which I fear is the whole point.
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...more
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...more
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.
*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???
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...more
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)[she does, and hilarity ensues. (hide spoiler)])["br"]>["br"]>