Friday, September 24, 2010

Sweet Valley University #42: Sneaking In

This is like the book where everyone goes crazy. Danny suddenly starts thinking that Isabella is cheating on him because he sees her goofing around with a frat guy. Then he starts following her around all the time and making rude comments because he thinks that she’s going to leave him. Isabella realizes that he’s acting weird and it turns her off.

She asks him to take her to some sorority ball thing and he won’t go because (a) he doesn’t feel comfortable around those people (even though he never had a problem before) and (b) he thinks it’s stupid and that Isabella should hate the sorority anyway. The only reason he agrees to go is because she threatens to take someone else!

Jessica gets bored with Nick because he took a leave of absence from the police force, while he works on getting ready for college. He wants to study and shows up to checkout one of her classes, which leads to Jessica getting turned off. She thinks that he’s going to turn into another regular college guy, so her wandering eye takes over.

She notices a hot new guy named Clay DiPalma and naturally he’s into her because she’s a Wakefield twin. They share a few conversations and he makes it clear that he’s into her. Then Nick shows up, the two guys get into a scuffle and Nick punches him. Suddenly Jess is fine with Nick and in love again because he’s her bad boy cop again.

This all leads up to a sorority/fraternity dance/fancy dinner thing. Danny keeps pouting all night because Isabella wants to dance and have fun, instead of sitting around and talking about their relationship. How dare she! Isabella decides that she can’t handle the way he’s acting and starts dancing with other guys. Danny storms off and she notices Clay.

Isabella follows Clay outside, where he’s smoking. He offers her a cigarette, she turns him down and then sees Danny, who hates smoking and changes her mind. Turns out that the cigarette was laced with PCP, she starts hallucinating and runs from everyone who tries to help because she thinks they’re wild animals. She ends up falling over the balcony.

The funny thing is that they call 911 for an ambulance, but then Nick calls his old partner and he comes to the scene, instead of any other cops. Do they not understand how 911 works? Seriously, NO other cops came to the scene. Then he somehow gets to take over the investigation.

Jess becomes obsessed with the whole thing and fights with Nick when he points out that he can’t work on the case. She gets him to call Clay and pretend like he wants to buy drugs. She demands that he let her go with him and he refuses, until she threatens to call the chief of police. Oh and she’s also pissed because Nick tells Clay that they broke up.

Danny gets completely distracted because of what happened. He can’t study and his grades start slipping (in less than a week?). His professor even calls him in and lectures him on his classes. Again, in less than a week? At first he blames himself for not being there, but then he blames her because it was her fault for smoking with a stranger. That makes him feel kind of shitty when he learns that she’s in a coma and may not wake up.

Liz and Tom are also fighting because she constantly keeps bringing up Dana and Scott, wanting to talk about the people they dated when they broke up. Tom keeps changing the subject, but she keeps bringing it up. Literally, they’re making out and she stops to talk about it! She keeps getting emails and letters from Scott, talking about how great his life is, which is nice when she gets an email from his latest writing partner. Apparently Scott was expelled because he made up information and wrote false stories for the paper.

Towards the end of the book, he cooks her dinner as a way of apologizing for what happened. Tom somehow makes beef burgundy without alcohol and in a crock pot in his dorm room, in less than an hour. They eat, he goes to clean up and she starts looking around his room, only to find a box of condoms under the bed! Now she gets why he didn’t want her to know what happened with Dana.

Nick goes to meet Clay and tells Jessica to wait outside. I really find it hard to believe that he let her come at all. Clay tells Nick that he knows he’s a cop and threatens him. They get into it and Clay hits him with his gun. Jess shows up, hears Clay say that he killed another cop and waits for Nick to wake up. She wants to call the cops, but he tells her to leave because he doesn’t want anyone to know that she was there…

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