25 January 2011
9 deep thoughts in sweet valley
i am rereading sweet valley high, as i've been doing for the past year or so. because svh is perfect for those inevitable dips in literary enthusiasm- like when, in the final 100-page stretch, one is no longer enthralled by the secrets of the flesh: the scandalous life and sensual times of collette and yet not quite ready for devices & desire: a history of contraceptives in america. in those times, elizabeth and enid and all the gang welcome me back to sweet valley with open arms. and, at the deathbed of tricia martin, jessica wakefield reminds me that we must not let our days be ruined by stocking runs...
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