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To think Stephen Wakefield was ... odd

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teaforbreakfast Sun 05-Feb-17 17:00:43

- he only ever dated high school girls.

- he used to comment about his mother and his sisters' beautiful figures hmm

- did he have any friends at all?

Jog my memories as I remember finding him most peculiar even as a daft teen myself, but I can only remember the above as to why.

MumBod Sun 05-Feb-17 17:01:26


StillStayingClassySanDiego Sun 05-Feb-17 17:03:14

Who is he?

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 05-Feb-17 17:03:50

Never heard of him?

Highalert Sun 05-Feb-17 17:04:36

Who is he?

teaforbreakfast Sun 05-Feb-17 17:04:46

grin Sweet Valley High.

And erm ... you don't have to reply grin

ShatnersBassoon Sun 05-Feb-17 17:04:56

Is this somebody you knew?

ShatnersBassoon Sun 05-Feb-17 17:06:02

Oh, that's a bit niche.

MumBod Sun 05-Feb-17 17:06:04

Aah...I was more of a Sweet Dreams reader myself.

CaoNiMa Sun 05-Feb-17 17:07:09

His weirdness was most apparent when he dated a girl who looked like his dead girlfriend - Tricia Martin, whose sister Betsy was the school bike, IIRC.

OurBlanche Sun 05-Feb-17 17:07:21

But we do have to reply... this is AIBU.

And YABVVU to suggest some invidious stuff and forget to tell us he is fictional smile

EB123 Sun 05-Feb-17 17:07:26

Haha I knew who you meant. Loved Sweet Valley High. Have you read the book that came out a few years ago about them as adults?

teaforbreakfast Sun 05-Feb-17 17:08:13

I vaguely remember that one, although all things considered he did move on from Tricia with indecent haste. With another high school girl <tuts>

teaforbreakfast Sun 05-Feb-17 17:08:41

Soz Blanche

I thought you'd ALL KNOW! Work of incredible fiction, and all ...

OopNorth Sun 05-Feb-17 17:10:55

Turned out to be gay didn't he? Affair with Aaron Dallas

EB123 Sun 05-Feb-17 17:13:32

Yep he was gay.

CatACombs Sun 05-Feb-17 17:13:45

I mostly only read sweet valley twins.
In those the twins just hated him for existing, I think.

CaoNiMa Sun 05-Feb-17 17:15:59

The recent Sweet Valley High book is RUBBISH. Rubbish, I tell you. So badly written.

I can remember the SVH characters so well. It's like they're seared into my memory. And the Spanish split-level house (what even is that?), the gold lavaliere necklaces, the Dairi Burger.

BeyondUnderthinking Sun 05-Feb-17 17:17:43

Yep. He was so in love with Jessica/Alice

BeyondUnderthinking Sun 05-Feb-17 17:18:19

...perfect size ten figures too, cao grin

teaforbreakfast Sun 05-Feb-17 17:18:30


As opposed to the great skill of earlier works wink

I haven't a clue what the Spanish split level house is either! But it was GOOD.

Don't forget Casey's Place and the pizza place which begins with a G and i can't remember it.

BeyondUnderthinking Sun 05-Feb-17 17:19:16

I love the bloggers that read them as adults and rip them apart.

teaforbreakfast Sun 05-Feb-17 17:21:41

I've just discovered it's Steven Wakefield, by the way.

Sorry, Steven.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 05-Feb-17 17:23:11

I don't think I read those. I loved the Babysitters Club though.

CaoNiMa Sun 05-Feb-17 17:24:17

Well, I mean, the originals weren't exactly Dostoevsky, but they had a certain something. At least they flowed relatively well in terms of narrative and characterisation. Kind of. grin

Looking back, they were pretty dire in terms of stereotypes. The "fat kid" (Lois Waller!), the bookish/hippy ones who wrote for the Oracle, the rich ones.

I always used to like Jessica more, but I was totally an Elizabeth.

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