Book Cover from The Closet
You are going to think I’m kidding here, but this is yet another friggin’ time that the twins are almost murdered. And recover quick enough to celebrate being alive with a nosh at the Dairi Burger. It’s like some sick game from Saw with these Wakefields. Get a pimple and gut and your family and friends are allowed to live, or stay perfect and others suffer! Hahahaha!
We’re back in the summer, and I realized that the first four super thrillers are a miniseries, including later when Nicholas falls for crazy Babs. So that means the timeline jumped all over when these came out? It’s the summer and Liz is with Jeffrey, who is working as a camp counselor in San Francisco. Which is code for sleeping with men in San Francisco. Seriously, there are no sleep away camps in SF, if they wanted to be realistic, they would have said Marin or something. Seriously, don’t fuck with my city ghostwriters!
Steven is home (duh) interning at a law firm, and the Wakefields are hosting his friend Adam who is also interning. Adam is too poor to live on his own, so the Wakefields got a collective boner when they heard that and agreed to house him. Jessica is sick of Elizabeth mooning over Jeffrey being away, so she tries to get her interested in Adam. She writes a fake love note from Adam to Liz. COINCIDENTALLY, the same day, Adam’s girlfriend is murdered by an ex-boyfriend and Jessica witnesses the guy trying to hide the body but gets away before the guy can confront her. There’s a backstory about this girlfriend being rich and her parents not approving of Adam, but really you don’t need to give a fuck.
Let me back up. The twins are interning at the Sweet Valley News during the summer. of course Liz thinks by the end of the summer she will win a nobel prize, and Jessica is forced to by her parents. Jessica’s new dry-hump target is star reporter Seth, who is twenty-two and writes mystery novels on the side. Hubba hubba! Sounds like my kind of nerdy guy. Jessica tries to get Seth into her by making up false leads so they can go solve crimes together. Again, it is SO BEYOND JESSICA’S COMPREHENSION that Seth is maybe not interested in her so she persists on with the bullshit. Also, no one believes her when she says she sees the murder.
Oh yea, and then Adam is arrested for his girlfriend’s murder because everyone thinks he wrote Liz a love note and that made the police think he killed his girlfriend so he could be with Liz. Nice detective work there, Sweet Valley police. Then again, the twins insane beauty and awesomeness can drive people to murder! They just can’t help it! Anyway, Jessica refuses to tell the police that she really wrote the note, SO ADAM STAYS IN JAIL AND ACCUSED OF MURDER. But the important thing is, Jessica isn’t in trouble!
Ned and Alice forbade the twins to drive the Fiat, because the murderer may recognize the car. There’s an office party at the news, and Jessica gets a ride with Seth, and Liz is supposed to drive Steven’s car, but he didn’t come home in time (the ONE time he is not home, right?) so she says fuck it, I’ll take the Fiat. Jessica is at the party and realizes that the killer is there and is actually a friend of the news editor. Jessica somehow convinces the killer to leave the party, probably with the help of her alluring magnetism, but oops, Liz pulls up in the Fiat as he goes into the garage. Killer guy tries to kill the twins by running into them with his car and beating them with a pipe. You think I’m kidding when I say that. Somehow the twins overcome him and knock him unconscious (they also have super strength) and become the heroes. Jessica somehow does not get in trouble for keeping information from the police, and also is awarded the opportunity to write a front-page story about how she cracked the case.
Oh yea, somehow in all the celebrating someone remembers to release Adam from prison. No bother that his reputation is ruined and his girlfriend is dead, it’s okay because the twins are okay and the beating didn’t ruin their California-girl good looks.
Also? Double Jeopardy does not mean that two people are in jeopardy. Just sayin’.
The real question here is: the Sweet Valley News actually exists, and has more then two employees? What breaking news could they possible have to cover? Well, let’s check out some recent headlines:
Alice Wakefield Tapped to Lead New Town Hall Redesign; Spanish-Style Tiles Expected to Be Involved
Enid Rollins’ Past to Be Revealed as Dangerous and Outlandish, No One Gives Shit
Tricia Martin Still Dead, Sources Confirm
Cheryl Thomas Moves to Sweet Valley, Black Population Up 25%
Jessica’s New Bikini Said to Be Small, Revealing
Local Teacher Roger Collins Proposes New Sleepaway Teen Summer Writing Camp at His House
Toilet Store Opens in Downtown Sweet Valley, No Customers Yet
Local Teen Winston Egbert Beats His Own Record at Taco Eating Contest, Awarded Nothing
Hidden Camera Found in Boys’ Locker Room, Local Teen Tom McKay Tipped Off Police
Local Couple Alice and Ned Wakefield to Publish Book on Parenting
Annie Whitman Goes on Ninth Date this Week, Slut Status Solidified
Bruce Patman Switching to Boxer Briefs, Sources Confirm
Susan Stewart Reveals Identity of Real Father, Sweet Valley Residents say Susan Who?
Local Survey of Sweet Valley Residents reveal that Sweet Valley is the #1 Favorite Place in the World
Local High School Dance Canceled, Project Youth Flooded With Calls from Depressed Students
Police Catch Twenty-Seventh Serial Killer This Year
Town Council Passes a Measure that This Year will have Six Christmases and Eight Summer Vacations
Lois Waller Still Fat, Sources Confirm
Local Sweet Valley Residents Pondering if Jews Really Exist