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Picks and Pans Review: Buzz Book Sweet Valley Confidential

updated 04/18/2011 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 04/18/2011 01:00AM

Ten years later, Francine Pascal, creator of the megahit Sweet Valley High series, revisits twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield.

WHAT THEY'RE UP TO: No more chilling with Todd and Winston at the Dairi Burger. Now 27, "good" twin Liz is a reporter in New York City; bad girl Jess is a marketing exec at a cosmetics company in Sweet Valley.

HOW THEY'VE CHANGED: They're on Facebook and listen to Beyonce. Plus, they kind of hate each other now! Why? Jessica slept with someone she shouldn't have.

SHOULD YOU READ IT? Sweet Valley Confidential is poorly written and out of touch (the hot designer is Betsey Johnson), and the characters have gotten even more oblivious and superficial with age. But if you once devoured Sweet Valley books like bonbons, it's a confection you won't be able to resist.

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