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The Dating Game (Sweet Valley High #78)

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Neither Jean West nor her friend Claire Middleton has had a date in ages. So when they each receive a passionate love letter, they're thrilled. But when the girls compare the letters, they discover something horrible: The letters come from the same guy-Scott Trost! Jean and Claire confront the handsome, arrogant Scott. Instead of apologizing, he suggests a dating contest w ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 154 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Bantam (first published January 1st 1991)
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Lindley Walter-smith
Obnoxious sexist jock asks two girls out at once, with the same love letter. The girls decide to get their own back on him by... letting him date both of them at once (I am still not exactly sure why this is a lesson), but one decides he is secretly sweet and that she just loves him like crazy...

Very lightweight, fun mid-number SVH, with no heavy angst like you sometimes get at this stage. Its major drawback is, as it often is at this stage in SVH, the "Elizabeth learns moral lessons" plot line.
Mar 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Elizabeth was on the warpath again on this one, and given what she knew from her perspective, you could hardly blame her, Scott was being an arse. This one dealt on one level with sexism, but on another level with public vs. private perception when you’re high school.

I really enjoyed this one, Jean and Claire were fun characters to ride along with and it was an interesting situation that they were all in. Scott had some growing up to do, and the girl’s found their “true loves” along the way.
Feb 03, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-early-years
Love the drama, love the friendships, love the Wakefields.
Jeanette Cupcake
Dec 12, 2008 rated it it was ok
it was ok. not one of their good ones. ended kind of rapidly without closure.
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both of the twins like doing the dating game playing games with the guys
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