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Secrets (Sweet Valley High #2)

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  3,167 Ratings  ·  126 Reviews
Jessica Wakefield only wants two things: to be chosen homecoming queen, and to dance in the spotlight with Bruce Patman.

But there's one girl standing in her way -- Enid Rollins, her twin sister Elizabeth's best friend.

When Jessica discovers Enid's deepest, darkest secret, she has a choice to make: be nice and keep quiet, or reveal it to the entire school and clinch the cro
Mass Market Paperback, 154 pages
Published April 8th 2008 by Laurel-Leaf Books (first published 1983)
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Feb 24, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sweet-valley
I cannot believe they've re-released and updated these books to fit the times. Seriously? Do the characters really need cell phones and internet access to make them relatable to today's teen? Has Gossip Girl really ruined everything? They better not have messed with the fashion descriptions. I want to know that Liz has her hair feathered and pinned back with two barrettes, that match her polo shirt, which is tucked into her pleated khaki pants.

graveyardgremlin (formerly faeriemyst)
Disclaimer: I am not a teenager or preteen, but an adult. Supposedly. Everyone keeps telling me I am but I'm not sure I'm buying what they're selling. Therefore my views are based from that perspective rather than someone in the target age range. I inhaled these suckers when I was young, hale, and hearty, so in an apparent moment of weakness have decided to re-visit one of my favorite old series in a fondly-remembered, tongue-in-cheek, and mostly sarcastic approach. So since I couldn't manage to ...more
Mar 05, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sweet-valley
Oh, Jessica, Jessica, Jessica! She really sticks her foot in it this time. as the motto goes, 'What Jessica wants, Jessica gets' simply must come true in this one. Jessica is wants two things right now Bruce Patman and the title of queen for the next school dance. She figures the easiest way to Bruce is to get that title as he is a shoo-in for king. The catch is that Elizabeth's best friend Enid is also a candidate.

What Jessica does in this book to get her way is low and plain cruel to several
Jul 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, books-i-own
The Sweet Valley High books were the original trashy teen fiction. I'm sure something came before them that was just as bad, it must have faded into obscurity without me knowing about it. Each book seems to have the same running gags: every girl crying at the drop of a hat, Jessica mentioning 'a hundred thirty-seven times', Jessica being a sociopathic clothes and boyfriend stealing little schemer, and Elizabeth/Liz being a passive little pushover.

Central crisis: Jessica wants to be fall queen a
Lorien Rhys ~ Live for tomorrow
Yes, yes, I know this whole series is bound to be insanely cheesy BUUUUUT. . . it's a lot of fun to read.
I'm slowly working my way through the Sweet Valley High and University series, as well as completing my collection.

I started religiously reading these books in the early 90s, so I haven't read a lot of the earlier books in the series.

In book number 2, Secrets, Enid is keeping a secret correspondence with an old friend who happens to be a guy. She really doesn't want her boyfriend Ronnie to find out. She finally confides in Liz, who swears not to tell anyone, and of course Jessica stumbles upon
Keriann Davey
Ok so I know these books have there faults, there not well written, there probably not the best books for teenage girls but if your like me and appreciate them for what they are they are a fun read.

Jessica really annoyed me in this book and she stopped to a new low even for her. I liked the strong message in the book about how starting and spreading rumours can be so damming and how to over come that if you're the victim, I also loved that Jessica got her just deserts and the whole situation mad
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good installment in the series.
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Homecoming time has come! Surprise, surprise, but Lyla and Jessica have made the list for homecoming queen. The real shocker is that Edin and Elizabeth did too. Thinking they only got the nod because they are dating hot boyfriends, Jessica is determined not to let either one of them show her up. No matter what. Seriously, why hasn't one of her parents taken her behind a shed yet and beat some manners into this girl? If I had d
Amy Kitchell-Leighty
Well I wrote a long review on the first book Double Love, so this won't be as detailed. I read both of these books back to back--pretty easy to do when they're only about 150 pages long.

One thing I forgot to mention on the first review, that I had forgotten about, was how each book ends. On the last page there would be a closed ending to all that had happened in the previous pages and then a paragraph or two of something "new" and then at the bottom of the page in italics and bold font it would
Jennifer Wardrip
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Jessica wants to be homecoming queen. She's dying to dance in the spotlight with the shoo-in for king, Bruce Patman.

While Jessica has the popular vote locked up, she learns that other people are rooting for Enid, her sister's best friend.

But Enid has a dark secret that she shares with Liz.

Jessica will do anything to win, but will she take down her sister's best friend and make life miserable for her sister in the process?

The second book in the
Luckily these books are not getting any less ridiculous!
Feb 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the first Sweet Valley High book I ever read. It was love at first sight.
Susan Bazzett-Griffith
So the second book I received was the old edition from the eighties, which made everything better. That said, in the first book Jessica accuses Todd of sexual assault and in this one, she purposefully misleads Enid's boyfriend (kind of scarily controlling guy) into thinking he was being cheated on-- girl really is awful- how did she have so many friends, anyway? The third book is the new version. I am ready to feel like everything is wrong again, but this time, I am prepared. Two stars, because ...more
Maria Elmvang
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Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Finally reading the series from the beginning (I've read one before). It is so silly but a quick read and entertaining. Love that these are on Kindle now.
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read the book Secrets by Francine Pascal. This book is centered around two twin high schoolers. Secrets are flying around when Elizabeth's, one of the twins, best friends has a big secret that she doesn't want anyone to know. Jessica, the other twin, figures out the secret and uses it to her advantage to further herself in getting her dream boy.
I absolutely love this book. I love how they make the twins polar opposites. It gives the book a certain uniqueness because most twin stories make t
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Sweet Valley fans
How I Came To Read This Book: I salvaged it from a pile my mom was going to donate, wanting to prep for the forthcoming Sweet Valley Confidential!

The Plot: Jessica wants to be named the upcoming fall dance queen, namely so she can attend all events for the rest of the year on the arm of inevitable king Bruce Patman. Her main obstacle is Elizabeth's new BFF, Enid, who happens to be dating the head of the dance committee. When Jessica discovers Enid's deep dark secret past, she decides to use it t
Again, I can't remember if I've read this one before, but I'm leaning more towards no. Enid's secret wasn't nearly as dark as I thought it would be. No one ended up dead! haha I'm guessing the first few novels aren't as dark as I remember the series turning. I'm PRETTY SURE it's in High that the characters eventually encounter suicides and drug addictions and sexual assaults. Might it might be that I have to wait for Sweet Valley High: Senior Year or even Sweet Valley University for that.

Slightly different plot from the first book, but mostly the same. This time, though, Jessica gets jealous and manages to ruin not just Elizabeth's life, but Enid's as well. Of course, at the end, Elizabeth finally realizes (AGAIN) that Jessica's responsible for all of their problems (AGAIN) and concocts a plan to punish Jessica (AGAIN). In the end, everyone's laughing at Jessica's expense (AGAIN) and all is forgiven (AGAIN). Come on, this isn't a spoiler, people. So far these books are being for ...more
Sep 07, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'll give this book 1.5 starts, the lowest rating I've given on this site. Why? Well:

1) I'm so disappointed that the series I used to love as a child is so terrible, I almost regret re-reading it.
2) Can anyone sympathize with Jessica, honestly? She irritates me so much I just want to scream "I don't care about your stupid boyfriend problems, you are the phoniest and most selfish person alive!" at her face.
3) If Enid was supposed to be a former junkie, just like George, they seemed to have mana
Rachel Brand
Another one that I didn't read as a teenager. This one didn't have nearly as much drama as the first book, or maybe it was because most of it surrounded Enid and not the Wakefield family that I didn't find it quite so fun. It was also a good 60 or so pages shorter than 'Double Love', which made it shorter than some of the BSC books! I didn't realise the SVH books didn't have a standard page-length.

As usual, this book revolved around Jessica being jealous over the possibility of someone (Enid) g
Nov 08, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have a guilty pleasure for these books, partly because I grew up reading them. There's a naive simplicity of high school literature in those days, when being popular meant carrying out nasty, backstabbing plots against their rivals and everyone has their deep dark secret and things always work out in the end. Oh, well, I don't read them for realism. I read them for the same reason people watch cheesy soap operas and stupid movies: lowbrow entertainment that can give you a sense of feeling smar ...more
Jun 26, 2014 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The Main Plot in 50 Words or Less: Jessica wants to be queen of the fall dance so she can win Bruce Patman. She will do anything to win. Anything.

The Second Plot in 20 Words or Less: Jessica finds out a secret about Enid, her competition for the dance. She uses it to win.

Opening Lines: "My very own sister! How could she do such a hideous thing to me?" Jessica Wakefield fumed.

Closing Lines: There was a hint of invitation in his smile, and more than a spark of interest in his sexy blue eyes. Some
Tara Calaby
Secrets is not one of my favourite Sweet Valley High novels. This is largely to do with the focus on Enid. I've never liked her, and my dislike has only grown over the years. For some reason, I always picture her lines being delivered in a whine. Jessica had much better taste when it came to choosing her close friends!

The other thing that really bothers me about this book is the casual way Enid's friends talk about her clearly abusive relationship with Ronnie. He's insanely jealous to the point
Dec 02, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Jessica wants to be named the upcoming fall dance queen, namely so she can attend all events for the rest of the year on the arm of inevitable king Bruce Patman. Her main obstacle is Elizabeth's new BFF, Enid, who happens to be dating the head of the dance committee.

When Jessica discovers Enid's deep dark secret past, she decides to use it to her advantage, causing rifts all over the place that culminate in a variety of repercussions on the night of the big dance.

One thing that bothers me abou
Desy Bachti
Lagi-lagi nemu buku murah di pesta buku gramedia. Sbnrnya uda pernah beli buku pertama di pesta buku lalu, eh di pesta buku kali ini nemu lagi lanjutannya seri 2-6.. Yeay, kapan lagi bisa ngumpulin seri dengan harga murah bingitss..
Sejujurnya sih utk ukuran buku terjemahan, buku ini masuk kategori terjemahan yg kurang oke. Saya kurang suka dengan buku-buku yg menerjemahkan kata-kata dari luar ke dalam bahasa indonesia yg tdk baku. Penggunaan kata "nggak" di novel terjemahan itu rasanya nggak ban
Wow! I can not understand why I liked this book when I was younger. I got so mad while reading this book again.
Jessica is a jerk to her sister and also the definition of a snob. She steals, lies, and cheats in order to get what she wants, no matter what the circumstances may be. In this book, she wants to be the queen at the fall dance and is willing to break up Enid's relationship with her boyfriend to get the crown.
Elizabeth is sweet and kind. A little too kind. Even when Jessica admittedl
Kristine (The Writer's Inkwell)
Maybe it’s because I read some of the later books before I ever read these earlier ones, but as I was rereading this last night I couldn’t help but wonder how these ever got popular. Jessica and Elizabeth are too polar opposite from one another that it’s actually annoying to read about their different takes on things. Jessica is so self-centered, you’d think her sister would have learned to never trust a single word out of her mouth. I’m not even quite sure how she hasn’t pissed off the wrong gi ...more
Jessica the sociopath is at it again. The Fall dance is coming up and Jessica plans to be queen with Bruce Patman as King - the guy that she's secretly been in love with forever.... Didn't she just try to hook up with Todd like a week ago? Anyway, Liz's best friend Enid is competition and being the horrible person that she is - Jess can't rely on her own abilities. She sets out on an evil ploy to ruin Enid's life so no one will vote for her.
When Jess is snooping through Liz's room she found a n
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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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