*Additional note 06/12* For whatever reason, the subject of this book has ended up in a couple of conversations of mine this week. Apparently, people aren't aware that the book was so extremely far off from the original Sweet Valley High series. Maybe it won't be a big deal to some people but I wanted to say again to those who didn't know : If you feel like you wouldn't be able to handle major character/personality changes from your beloved childhood book friends, keep your memories intact by avoiding this book. If you're unsure how you might feel and don't mind having the book spoiled for you, go ahead and read my spoilers in the review and following notes.*Original review 01/12*FAIL. Big time. It's rare that I rate books 1 star. Usually, if a book is terrible, I will give up reading and shelve it as unfinished without a rating. Technically, I didn't read the whole book. I read the first few chapters and found myself completely disgusted, so I skipped ahead to the end and read the last few chapters, as well as the epilogue/where are they now? This book RUINED the series for me. All of my fond childhood memories - GONE. I can't stand when books make you feel like they were written for the purpose of shock value like this one was. Only click on the spoiler ahead if you really want to know. I wasn't buying that Todd realized somewhere in the back of his head that Jessica was really the one he wanted all along, not Elizabeth. It was so out of character from everything we had been sold for years and invalidated all of that time we spent caring for those people because everything went down in such a way that the betrayals were horrendous to read about.If you were like me and loved this series as a child, do yourself a favor. Remember everything the way it was. You really don't want to see everyone's lives dissected and rebuilt the way that it was done in this book.