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Forbidden Love (Sweet Valley High #34)

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Maria Santelli's engagement to Michael Harris is the talk of Sweet Valley High, but they must keep it a secret from their parents. Years ago, the two families had a huge argument, and Michael and Maria were forbidden to see each other. At first, the sparkle in Maria's eyes nearly matches the sparkle of her diamond ring. But being engaged isn't as easy as Maria had expected ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 138 pages
Published January 1st 1987 by Bantam Books
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Maria Elmvang
SVH #34 - Forbidden Love, or, The One With Romeo And Juliet Only Not

For once there's actually only one plot-line - it's all the A plot!

When we left the twins in #33 they had just heard rumours that Maria and Michael had gotten engaged. Jessica thought, "Oh, how romantic!" Liz thought, "But they're only 16 and 17!!" to which Jessica replied, "Well, Juliet was only 14!". Yeah Jess, I'm with Liz on this one. Especially when I heard they'd only been going out for a couple of months. But of course,
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kylajaclyn
Aug 18, 2011 rated it liked it
Welcome to 'The One that Copies Shakespeare' or SVH #34: 'Forbidden Love.'

This is the best book of the series, what with swordfights and premature death and secret weddings and feuds and poison. Francine Pascal and her Ghostwriters are better than The Bard!

No. I'm joking.

In this one, the kids are paired up for Mr. Jaworski's Family and Marriage unit. This plot was EVERYWHERE in the 80s and 90s, in every TV show and book : Kids get together and raise a fake baby or have a fake marriage. I recentl
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Connie
Source: I read this book online via Open Library.
Cost: Free

Title: Forbidden Love
Series: Sweet Valley High #34
Author: Francine Pascal // Kate William
Overall Rating: 3 stars

So, Romeo and Juliet eh? My least favourite Shakespeare...ever...And guess what this book was based upon. So 16 year olds Michael and Maria are engaged to be married, Maria is Miss Independent, and Michael is possessive. It's a real healthy relationship, but hey, they're getting married, who cares! But oh no, drama! T
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Hillary
Okay SVH, two things: It was clearly stated in book 33 that Prince Albert was a yellow lab, yet, by book 34 he has morphed into a golden retriever! Also, on pg 110 you have Roger Collins spinning Olivia Davidson around on the dance floor at Lila Fowler's party. Um, I think you meant her boyfriend Roger Patman and not her English teacher Roger Collins! .
Lisa
Jun 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Winston Egbert gets a romance! This ending is one of my favorites in the series. NERDY TRUE LOVE.
PurplyCookie
An 80s retelling of Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet" but with a good dose of Sweet Valley-ness thrown in.

A pretend married couple project was started (apparently all the rage in the 80s and the early 90s so think back on all those TV sitcoms you've watched) in SVH.

Jess and Winston are paired up, Lila gets Bill Chase, Liz and Bruce are paired up, Enid gets Ken, Olivia gets with Liz's new boyfriend Jeffrey, Amy gets Roger and, of course, the subjects of this book, Maria Santelli and Michael Har
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Jodie
Oct 24, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-early-years
Just like the Breakfast Club, I could not have survived the 80s without Sweet Valley... It was fun drama. I didn't have to watch Miami Vice, Dallas or Dynasty to get a fun ride, I just had to pick up the next book and read.
Keli Wright
Jun 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all the little girls
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loovved it!
Marts  (Thinker)
Feb 15, 2011 rated it liked it
Read this back in secondary school... 'Sweet Valley High #34 - Forbidden Love' by Francine Pascal
Hil
Mar 01, 2015 rated it liked it
Well, what have we learned from this book? Don't get married when you're 16. Another stupid book down. Only another 100 and odd to go...
Forever Young Adult
Graded By: Erin

Read the drinking game and review here.
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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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