Tag Archives: Francine Pascal

Movie Madness And/Or Mania: My Mother Was Never A Kid [Hangin’ Out With Cici] (1980)

As this site concludes its tenth (!!!) year, we’re going to do a true Throwback Thursday, revisiting the very first title we reviewed, Francine Pascal’s time-traveling mother-daughter epic (and start of the Victoria Martin trilogy) Hangin’ Out With Cici. A … Continue reading

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Sweet Valley High #82: Kidnapped By The Cult! By Francine Pascal

She was right! Everyone was loved and happy except for her! With a strangled sob, Jessica burst into tears… So far this year, we’ve looked at books dealing with clinical depression, terrible parents, eating disorders, alcoholism and a wide variety … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

We will return the week of January 16, 2017!

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Love And Betrayal & Hold The Mayo! By Francine Pascal

Has Victoria’s summer ended before it’s begun? Background: Victoria Martin, Francine Pascal’s sophisticated Upper West Side teenager, previously appeared in Hangin’ Out with Cici (in which she traveled back in time to the 1940s to learn a valuable lesson about not … Continue reading

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My First Love & Other Disasters By Francine Pascal

It’s not easy to be fifteen and in love- especially if the boy you love is seventeen, gorgeous and doesn’t know you exist! Francine Pascal has made her fortune as the writer-behind-the-ghost for adolescent touchstones such as the Caitlin mega-miniseries … Continue reading

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Sweet Valley High Super Thriller: Murder In Paradise By Francine Pascal

Join Elizabeth and Jessica at the Paradise Spa for the chill of a lifetime! Could you use a respite after a solid month of teen angst titles? I sure could. I don’t plan on pushing into the 1990s often, but … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

New content returns on January 7th, 2014!

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From the Creator of Sweet Valley High, Francine Pascal: Caitlin: The Love Trilogy: Loving, Love Lost and True Love By Joanna Campbell

Caitlin. Beautiful. Dazzling. Charming. Outrageous. Rich. Unforgettable. And very, very clever.    Sweet Valley High is often criticized for presenting unrealistic expectations of one’s teenaged years and promoting unhealthy images of romantic relationships to its young readership: everyone is rich … Continue reading

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Hangin’ Out With Cici By Francine Pascal

Background: We have to address the elephant in the room:  Sweet Valley Confidential, the long-rumored “ten years-later” sequel to Francine Pascal’s various Sweet Valley series which finally came to fruition last year. The big news at the time was that … Continue reading

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