Remember how when I read the last SVT book I said it was way boring? No? I didn’t either, until I started reading that review again. I didn’t think the books could get worse, honestly, but I was wrong. This one was awful.
The blurb on the cover, where it says “Is Elizabeth about to make the biggest mistake of her life?” That should really be amended to “Is reading this book about to be the biggest waste of reading of your life?” I mean, it has been since September 18 that I wrote about one of these kinds of books! It took me two goddamn months to finish a book that has huge type and 104 pages! Pathetic!
On to the plot then, for what it’s worth. Seriously, y’all have no idea the sacrifices I am making so you don’t have to. And please, do me a favor and DO NOT EVER have any of your children read this book. I mean, they’re all kind of bad, but jesus!
Today in the lives of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, we meet poor Sophia Rizzo. She has curly brown hair and her clothes are bad, so naturally she is the worst person Jessica has met in EVER. And also, this means that Liz has to take her under her wing, because who wouldn’t benefit from the talents of the lovely older Ms. Wakefield?
The school is having a play and they want the students to put it all together, so a committee is formed and it turns out Sophia is a great play writer! So she writes the whole play, it’s about real life family stuff, how people should be honest and get along with each other, blah blah. Really it’s probably actually a good message but it’s so boring that I couldn’t get past that.
Also, Jessica is totally hating on Sophia, calls her “Shabby Sophia” and gets the Unicorns to boycott the auditions for the play. Aaaaand Sophia has this awful older brother, Tony, who punches Steven so Ma and Pa Wakefield forbid Liz from seeing Sophia outside of school.
Uncharacteristically for Liz, she goes against their wishes and toooootally keeps hanging with Sophia. She even plans a birthday party for her! And switches places with Jessica so Liz can be sure to be in town instead of in LA at some rock concert! Whoa Liz, slow down with the rebellion there!
The Wakefields find out about the party and are not pleased that Elizabeth didn’t trust them, but because everything has to end well, they realize how both Sophia and her mom are good people and should be given a second chance. So Mrs. Wakefield hires Mrs. Rizzo to make shit for her designer firm. I mean, what life in Sweet Valley wouldn’t be improved by some intervention by the perfect Wakefields!
And now you totally know how this book went, so see how spending 5 minutes here saved you 45 somewhere else?