This book is horribly written. Thank goodness it was a short book.
After coming from “A Song of Fire and Ice”, I was deeply disturbed with the writing style of Francine Pascal on this particular book.
So disturbed that I’m going to re-read an SVH book just to compare the writing styles. (Really, what was I thinking that ‘Sweet Valley’ was one of the greatest book series of all times? LOL.)
Francine Pascal’s use of ‘like’ and ‘so’ for the twins’ speech and thoughts(For example, ‘Like, that is so not true’) is annoying in a ‘kill-me-now’ kind of way. The twins are supposed to be 27 years old, not 16.
Making the twins think and talk like they’re still 16 years old and back in high school again just made me go ‘Aaarrrgggh’!
But even though the book was painful to read, I read it anyway and was able to finish it.
The book is full of flashbacks, narrating the details of how THE BETRAYAL happened.
The book was actually confusing to read. One paragraph you’re in Jessica’s head, the next you’re in Elizabeth’s. It would have been better if Francine Pascal gave each character a chapter instead, rather than jumping abruptly from one character’s mind to another.
If I were to come up with a single description for the book, it would be ‘Trying hard’.
The book was trying hard to transition from ‘young adult’ reading to ‘adult’ and it was also trying hard to be scandalous.
But in the end, the book only ended up being a cliche, sadly.