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Deceptions (Sweet Valley High #14)

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A tangled web ...

Elizabeth Wakefield is stunned when Nicholas Morrow asks her for a date. A newcomer to Sweet Valley, Nicholas is fabulously wealthy and extremely handsome. Even though Elizabeth would never cheat on Todd Wilkins, her steady boyfriend, Nicholas is so attractive and sincere that she agrees to go out with him just once.

To make matters worse, Jessica, Elizabe

Mass Market Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 1st 1984 by Bantam Books (first published January 1st 1984)
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Ashley Murphy
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013
The new rich boy wore an ascot on a date. A freaking ascot.

This was garbage.

I loved it.
Mar 04, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: sweet-valley
Not one of my favorite books. And one in which I am disappointed in all the characters. Jessica is mischievous as usual but it is her character. Although with the stunt she pulls she should have been in more trouble than she was. Randy I both felt sorry for and annoyed with. But the biggest irk was Elizabeth. She is normally my favorite but her secrecy in this one I was less than pleased about. The pacing of this story was also a bit boring. I actually started to doze off twice. And it is a shor ...more
Tara Calaby
When I was first reading these books, many moons ago, I used to think that Nicholas Morrow was pretty dishy. Perhaps it was because he's one of the few Sweet Valley Boys who actually looks pretty handsome on the book covers; perhaps I was just taught to lower my expectations by Todd Wilkins. Either way, I was all about the Nicholas, so it made perfect sense to me that Liz would agree to go on a date with him, despite being in an exclusive relationship with Todd.

Of course, as an adult, I look at
This book made me yell a lot. When Arthur was reading it to me, I was either yelling at Elizabeth to grow a pair and just tell stupid Nicholas that she doesn't want to go on a date with him...or I was yelling out what was going to happen next (all of these books are ridiculously predictable). As some of my buds may know, when Arthur reads these books to me, he gives each character a ridiculous voice. There was a great moment when Todd (French accent) and Nicholas (French Mickey Mouse) were havin ...more
Susan Bazzett-Griffith
Nov 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
The worst SVH book yet, mostly due to complete lack of b-plot. Reading about Nicholas pressuring Elizabeth to go on a fancy date and her internal struggle about this, due to both her love for Todd and because her sister likes and has laid claim to him dragged throughthe entire book. And really, that's all that happens. Also, the cover pisses me off, as repeatedly, the young Mr. Morrow is described as having thick dark hair, whereas the illustration is sandy blond/light brown at best. A filler bo ...more
Feb 28, 2015 rated it it was ok
Source: I borrowed this book online via OpenLibrary.
Cost: Free

Title: Deceptions
Series: Sweet Valley High #14
Author: Francine Pascal/Kate William
Overall Rating: 2 stars

This one was just awful.

If Liz thought that she and Todd are so perfect together, she shouldn't have really had a second thought or considered going on a date with Nicholas, never mind actually doing it. Also, I know Jess is really annoying at times, but she shouldn't have done that on her own twin.

This was just too stu
May 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
One summer, I was stuck in a small town where the library had nothing good to read that I hadn't already read EXCEPT for the entire Sweet Valley High series. They completely sucked me in, although I think it's because I was very bored, and fascinated by the soap-opera americanness of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield's lives.
Nov 15, 2013 rated it it was ok
The Main Plot in 50 Words or Less: Follow-up to Liz's kidnapping, now she has to deal with the new guy's advances. Is she in love with Nicholas? What about Todd? What about Jessica?

The Second Plot in 20 Words or Less: Jessica uses her feminine wiles to get Randy, a computer nerd, to hack into school computers and change her grade.

The book opens right where the last one ended, with Liz's welcome home party from being kidnapped. Nicholas is immediately infatuated with Elizabeth, instead of Jessica
Dec 21, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: identical-twins, own
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Liz finds herself struggling with a dilemma: does she accept a dinner date with a guy who has just moved into town or does she turn him down? Mind you, she has a steady boyfriend that she loves dearly, so you can see the problem. Being the super-nice girl that she is, she decides to accept. Of course, her decision nearly costs her her relationship with her boyfriend.

Although Elizabeth knows that Todd is the only boy for her, she agrees to go out with handsome, wealthy Nicholas. She later learns
Jul 02, 2012 rated it liked it
Elizabeth decides to go on a date with Nicholas Morrow after he continues to beg her. She starts to have second thoughts when Jessica says how in love she is with him and when Todd, her boyfriend, gets jealous when he sees him talking to her. She was going to tell Todd and maybe Elizabeth about the one time only date but after that she decides to keep it a secret. The date goes very well and Elizabeth tells Nicholas that she still only thinks of him as a friend. But on the way out Elizabeth sees ...more
Oct 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: the-early-years
I loved every minute of this series and I still do. One of those childhood memories that never leaves you. I loved going to the library to pick up a new Francine Pascal book, nothing better in the world.
Marts  (Thinker)
Jul 07, 2008 rated it liked it
Read this back in secondary school... 'Sweet Valley High #14 - Deceptions' by Francine Pascal
Keli Wright
Jun 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all the little girls
Recommended to Keli by: ?
naughty girl ahahhahah
Megan Gray
Jun 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I loved Elizabeth being bad in this one! A real switcheroo.
I just can't believe I didn't enjoy the eighties more, you know, at the time.
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Well. I guess everything's wrapped up in a neat little package.
Sheila Read
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I remember the cover just not the story.
Apr 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
More fun! I've really been enjoying this series.
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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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