Sweet Valley Twins Graphic Novels #1: Best Friends

Book Review #669

Title: Sweet Valley Twins Graphic Novels #1: Best Friends

Creator: Francine Pascal

Adapter: Nicole Andelfinger

Artist: Claudia Aguirre

Publisher: Random House Graphic

Genres: Fiction, Graphic novel

Format: Paperback

Source: Times Reads

Publication Date: November 1, 2022

Pages: 218

My Rating: 5 STARS


Jessica and Elizabeth are ready to take on middle school . . . but are they ready to take on each other? The New York Times bestselling world of Sweet Valley Twins returns in these all-new graphic novel adaptations!

“This series should be as popular with readers as The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels.” –Booklist

Jessica and Elizabeth have always been inseparable twins, but starting middle school means a chance for new beginnings! Elizabeth is excited to organize a school newspaper, but Jessica is more interested in joining the exclusive Unicorn Club. What will happen when the twins realize they might not be as alike as they thought?

Middle school is hard enough, but with these twins each dealing with becoming their own person–will they be able to stay friends at the same time?

Francine Pascal’s beloved Sweet Valley Twins comes to life in a brand-new graphic novel that will have old and new fans delighted as they meet Jessica and Elizabeth in graphic novel form. With the lively artwork of Claudia Aguirre, Sweet Valley Twins: Best Friendsis a contemporary middle-grade graphic novel filled with heart, laughter, and lots of twins.


Sweet Valley Twins Graphic Novels #1: Best Friends is such a nostalgic book following my favourite fictional identical twins, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield. This graphic novel brought me so many memories of my younger days as I used to read and reread this favourite series of mine.

I’m so happy that this series that I am so fond of is now adapted to a graphic novel. The storyline is the same though it was still so much fun reading it in graphic novel form. I absolutely love the colouring and illustrations of the book, it’s too pretty and I just know I would pick it up over and over again to reread. With all the familiar characters and setting, it felt like a friend comforting me during all the times I used to read and escape reality.

This was overall so much fun and a book I would always cherish. I absolutely cannot wait to read the rest of the book in the series. If you’re a fan or not a fan, I welcome you to the Sweet Valley world and I hope you would enjoy it as much as I do.


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