Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sweet Valley Twins #75: Jessica and the Earthquake

Jessica wakes up at 3:42 exactly and notices that something seems off, but she quickly goes back to sleep. The next day, she discovers that an earthquake hit and that's what woke her up. She immediately starts bragging about her extrasensory perceptions, while her family just kind of rolls their eyes.

Elizabeth thinks that it will pass once they get to school and find other people who woke up, but everyone slept through it. Jessica quickly starts embellishing her story, telling people about how she had to dive across the room to catch a glass unicorn and how the pictures on her wall fell off. Everyone gets sick of it pretty fast, but she just keeps repeating her story.

Lila and Janet decide to talk to the Unicorn Club about teaching her a lesson. They'll demand that Jessica predict when another earthquake will strike. Lloyd starts following her around all the time and talking to her about quakes, so she thinks an aftershock will hit soon. She randomly picks Thursday, and Lila decides to throw a party to prove her wrong.

Meanwhile, Elizabeth and Amy are pissed off because they're both "great" journalists who slept through the whole thing. They decide to stay up all night every night in case something happens. When they realize this is impossible, they take turns. When nothing happens, Mr. Bowman decides not to do a story about the quake.

As the day of the party approaches, Jessica does everything possible to stop it from happening. Bruce rushes out and makes up a bunch of shirts that say, "I survived the quake" with the date she predicted on the back, and he makes it clear that he'll make her life hell if nothing happens.

The party finally hits, and Jessica has people jumping all over her. They run a pool about when the earthquake will start, and they run a separate pool about whether she's telling the truth. She randomly picks a time and sneaks into the basement to be alone and cry.

Since this is Sweet Valley, an earthquake really does hit when she predicted. Lila is actually carrying a cake when it happens and it spills all over her. Elizabeth and Amy find Jessica asleep in the basement and take a picture of her. They run it in the paper with the story and everyone has a big laugh.

The B-story is all about Steven. He sees a new video from his favorite band about the evils of eating meat and the meat industry. He decides to learn more about it and become a vegan, which leads to him lecturing all of his family and friends. Just as Ned and Alice get into it and start making vegan foods, he realizes that he misses meat. Steven keeps trying to sneak meat, but people catch him. The twins finally find him chowing down on a burger and agree to keep his secret, though I'm pretty sure it's never mentioned again.

*It's hard to imagine a huge and popular band doing a music video where they shows cows being slaughtered and stuff like that, let alone networks playing it.

*Where the hell are Ned and Alice? Amy keeps spending the night and the girls stay up all night, but no one seems to notice.

*Lila actually falls head first into the cake LOL.

*Aaron, who is Jessica's "boyfriend", runs the betting pool. He pretty much laughs it off, but it's still a little mean.


  1. What's funny is this actually happened to me. I live in a town that rarely has earthquakes and we actually had one but I was the only one who felt it. Everyone thought I was crazy.
    Loved Lila falling head first into the cake.