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Secret Admirer (Sweet Valley High #39)

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A little too personal...

Sweet Valley High is in a frenzy when the school newspaper begins to run personal ads. Even Penny Ayala, the shy, serious editor of the paper, decides to place an ad, and a boy named Jamie responds. His letters are witty and sensitive just like hers, and he seems to be Penny's perfect match.

Elizabeth Wakefield encourages Penny to pursue her secret
Mass Market Paperback, 153 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Bantam Books (first published 1987)
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Mar 17, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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I relate to Penny Ayala more than any other Sweet Valley High character. For example, she'd rather read than go to a dance and wears comfortable clothes and no makeup. Wow, that describes me to a T. And even more than relating to her personally, this story more or less actually happened to me. Both of us were set up at our school for secret admirer notes used to humiliate us. Except that she got a boyfriend out of it and I'm still single and that was almost ten years ago.

The subplot features Je
When Penny Ayala, the studious and shy editor of school newspaper, The Oracle, decides to set up a lonely hearts column it becomes an immediate hit with the students of Sweet Valley High. Seeing this as an opportunity to improve her own love life, she sends out a personal ad herself, after being persuaded by her friends Olivia and Elizabeth.

After receiving a few out-there replies, Penny becomes fond of a guy who wishes to meet her at the mall. Taking care with her appearance, Penny waits in vai
Lydia Rose
Jun 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
This book is really, really good! Warning, *Spoilers!*

Penny is the editor for the school newspaper, so she keeps very, very busy. She uses it as an excuse when people ask her about her datelessness, but secretly, she'd like someone.

Elizabeth and Enid get Penny to take up an ad in the newspaper. It's a new fad at Sweet Valley High, you put an ad in and people send their letters to the column manager (Lynne Henry) and she passes/sends the people who put the ads in their letters. Even Jessica and
Oct 23, 2016 rated it liked it
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Title: Secret Admirer
Series: Sweet Valley High #39
Author: Francine Pascal // Kate William
Overall Rating: 3 stars

It's hard to believe that I still have like 100 books in the main series to go, this one wasn't the worst out of the 39 that I've read so far but it definitely wasn't the best. I liked the whole idea of the boys playing a joke on Eden and Liz trying to help out her friend but it was a pretty douchey move on behalf of the boys, do peopl
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Sarah B
Ugh, peer pressure.
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
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I just loved the storylines and the characters and the entire Wakefield universe. Good stuff from start to finish. I wouldn't have missed it for the world.
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of my all-time favorites and the reason I decided to name my (imaginary) future daughter Penny. She is studious and wears cute headbands.
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Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I remember the cover just not the story.
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My fist SVH 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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