It's been a few weeks since I've had a Book Chat post and I'm pretty happy to get back to joining everyone with this week's post. When I saw that this week's topic was your first book love I knew exactly what to write about. I read lots of children's book in elementary school and I liked them but the first books that I loved, that I practically obsessed over...
Sweet Valley Twins
I loved these books. I discovered them when I was in the third grade when one of the girls in my Girl Scout troop brought one to a meeting. She showed it off like she was Vanna White and we oohed and aahed over it the whole time. That weekend I begged my Grandpa for the first Sweet Valley book I could find. And the other two that were on the shelf as well.
I walked into class on Monday with my new already read books and proudly showed them off. Becky from the Girl Scout troop, who was also in my class, brought in some of hers too. We spent all out recess that week sitting on the bench reading together; it was like our own mini book club. Every Monday we'd bring in the new books we'd gotten over the weekend and take turns reading the ones we didn't each have.
That pretty much began my decade long obsession with anything Sweet Valley. Eventually I moved on to Sweet Valley High and University but I'll always have a soft spot for the original Jessica and Elizabeth. I always thought of myself as more Elizabeth than Jessica too.
Did you read any Sweet Valley? Who was your favorite character?