Sweet Valley University Recaps

Sunday, March 28, 2010

SVU #6 The love of her life

Elizabeth and Tom everyone....

I have returned. So....insert excuse. So here is some randomly generated(totally made up) excuses of why I've been gone, not that too many people read this. Ok here it goes.
1. My husband had to go and have a tooth abesess then get it pulled, and yours truly took care of him.
2. I've discovered public transportation. And been all over town and still did nothing.
3. I've been partying and doing other fun stuff.
4. I'm growing out my hair and it takes a lot of time. Seriously. Kinda.
5. I've been planning my second honeymoon.

Ok so all of those but number three are true. But whatever. On to the book.

So we finally find out who got shot. But not yet. We get a helpful recap of the end of the last book basically. Then a few scenes later we learn that it was Mike that got shot.

Cut to Elizabeth and William, we get yet another recap of the last scene of the last book where Elizabeth finds the secret society book, William tells her that it's his honor student log for meeting times but the attack is in the schedule. She goes to put it back and a silver bookmark with a broken star falls out. In case your not smarter than a fifth grader, it's William. Yep. I'm not doubting your intelligence, I'm just saying we have to hear how Liz is the smart twin all the time yet she just figured it out.

I'm going to just brief you on the Todd plot now,  because it's drug out and lame. He and Mark Gathers finally meet with the dean and Mark is just done at SVU and leaves Alex to go find himself or whatever. Todd can't play with the team this year but he can practice with the team and play next year. The university isn't going to do anything about the people from SVU who gave them the bribes so Liz says she will help him with that. Todd becomes infatuated with Elizabeth again. Oh Todd. I'm not going to lie, when I was younger reading these books I thought Todd was soo cool. Now he's just really annoying to me. Especially in the university ones.

So remember from the last one that Denise Waters and Winston went to the ball? So now they kiss and are all cute. It's really sweet. Winston is all nervous about losing his virginity. Denise is really sweet about it and tells him they should just take things slow. Take some notes Todd! Hey I don't see you writing anything! Get to work Todd!

Steven is in jail and he doesn't know who actually pulled the trigger. They get him out and many prison jokes insue. Mike is in intensive care and occasionally wakes to ask for Jessica, they don't know if he will make it or not. Jessica won't go to see Mike even after his mother calls her and she promises. She basically just decides to go through the motions of life. Pretty normal for someone going through trauma but they make it sound really creepy.

William spent the whole night with Celine in their room waiting for Elizabeth. She comes home and sees them together and thinks that they are dating or whatever. William tries to convince Elizabeth that Tom is the leader and he is not involved at all. Yeah um, William, that ship freaking sailed a long time ago.  Elizabeth and Tom apparently have a death wish and they decide to do a segment the same day on the secret society, using Tom's experience as the high light. This is not smart. I think I need a new tag...''This is where normal people would die''. William threatens them to shut up about the secret society stuff. He doesn't yet know that they are doing a piece on it(this will be important later), and somehow them being threatened makes them want to do the piece more.

Jessica goes to see Mike. She decides she should stay with him because he is her husband. Yeah...um...ok.....whatever Jessica. I'm not even gonna go off on you.  Mike tells her that the shooting was his fault and that he was the one that pulled the trigger. He also says that he will tell the judge that. The doctors tell Jessica that he will probably be ok but he might not ever walk again. When we get past the filler parts Mike doesn't hold his end of the bargain, but then Jessica yells at him in front of the whole courtroom, so he tells the judge it was him. The sentence for some odd reason is that Steven has to help take care of Mike for like six months.

I'm not going to lie, like half of this book is boring filler. So here is the rest Elizabeth gets adult-napped by the secret society and Celine. Tom figures out where they are and kinda saves her but it's mostly Celine who suddenly gets a moral and saves her. Don't worry, it's not as exciting as it sounds. Also we learn that Lila is enjoying married life but she spends alot of time alone when her husband is away and she gets lonely.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

SVU #5 A married woman

See how different they are yet the same, see one wares sleeves.

So we left off with Mike having freaked out and trashed the apartment and Elizabeth trying to get Jessica to leave with her, and Jessica finally telling Liz that she got married. So the book starts out with Elizabeth being a good sister and having stayed with Jessica and is now making her coffee. She again tries to talk Jessica into leaving with her. She refuses and says that she has to solve it herself. I would be concerned that the next time Jessica left the apartment would be in a body bag, but you can't help someone who doesn't want help.

Winston, Denise, and Winston's parents are all out having lunch at the resturant that Jessica works at(she called in sick). It's really quiet awkward with Denise pretending to be his girlfriend and his parents asking about when Denise wants to have children, Winston's mom kindly tells us that it's never too early to start talking about it because it can sneak up on you, also that Winston snuck up on them. Charming. I would love to see this woman at a dinner party. Hee.

Jessica is calling in sick and she gets fired, then to top off this great morning Mike comes back and begs Jessica to take him back. First there was Team Edward, then Team Jacob, now Team Hate Mike. Should we make it H8 Mike?

Elizabeth and Nina are having breakfast in Nina's room and Elizabeth tells her about Jessica getting married.

Jessica is making Mike breakfast and listening to a radio show about how to make your marriage work. Mike comes in and says that they should have Elizabeth and Steven over for dinner.

Tom had gone to Elizabeth's dorm for something the night that she was with Jessica and when he got there Celine said she must still be out with William. Tom is worried the secret society has gotten too her and wants to make sure that she is ok. He keeps trying to find her but keeps missing her but a few minutes. It's kinda sweet, a little obsessed.

Jessica is in the car that Mike is working on and she is pretending to be reading cooking magazines to pick a menu for when Elizabeth and Steven come over for dinner, but really she is reading women's magazines for advice on how to make things good with Mike.

Elizabeth is having lunch with Nina and Bryan and they talk about the attack and Elizabeth tells them that she thinks Mike is the leader of the secret society. Because that is the most logical person it could be. She catches Tom's glance across the room. He is sitting with Celine and she is mad that William is staring at Elizabeth. Celine makes it sound like Elizabeth is out having fun all the time. William goes over and sits and talks with Elizabeth, Nina, and Bryan. Then Tom comes up and Elizabeth asks if he wants to sit down. William basically says not too because Tom must be busy. William = Mr.Rude. Tom says that he probably should be going and that he will talk to her later.

William and Elizabeth go out on a date for Italian food. Elizabeth shares her theory about Mike being the head of the secret society and William thinks that it's plausable. After their date Elizabeth goes to Tom's dorm and Isabella opens the door. She invite Elizabeth in and explains that Danny just stepped out to get pizza and that she is welcome to join them and wait for Tom. She comes in just to write him a not and Isabella mentions something about how Tom used to be and how mysterious he is. This gives Elizabeth an idea and she starts to go through the micro filch at the library and learns that Tom used to be a wild football player and that was totally self obsorbed.

Steven is out somewhere when he sees Mike and decides to follow him? Hopefully to a psych ward. He follows him and Mike sees him without realizing that he was following him. Mike says he didn't have to go all the way down there just to say that they can come to dinner on Friday. Steven says that even if he was invited he would not come.

Mike is mad that Steven wasn't invited and that he still doesn't know that they are married. So Jessica actually invites Elizabeth over.

Elizabeth tells Tom all about her theory that Mike is the leader of the secret society. Tom doesn't think that he is, so Elizabeth invites him to dinner at Jessica and Mike's and says that that way he will see how Mike is.

Mike takes Jessica out to a fancy resturant and she feels bad because she thinks he feels more comfortable in a diner. He order a beer and when they bring it to him he asks the mean waiter to take it back because he doesn't drink beer from a glass.

Tom is chilling with Danny at the campus cafeteria when Celine comes over to him. I find Celine an unlikely character to incounter in real life because someone would have already killed her. No way she would live to eighteen or however old she is supposed to be. Tom want info about the secret society from her so the hang out. He actually gets some useful info out of her.

Winston and Elizabeth hang out at lunch and they talk about Winston asking out Denise. Later he is practicing what to say and Denise knocks on the door and asks him to the upccoming whatever ball. Nifty shifty.

Jessica is at the store and buys a whole bunch of stuff for the dinner party, then gets home and we have a charming scene detailing how Jessica can just not cook. Like not at all. She sets the chicken on fire and Mike gets home just then and helps her put out the fire. They call a Tex-Mex place and lie about it. Hee.

The dinner party is great and all goes well. Mike is dare I say it? Nice. He and Tom bond quiet a bit and have a common interest in jazz music and motor cycles. Lame sauce. I wanted Tom to be in our H8T Mike club!

Todd talks with Elizabeth about how he is not mad at her for the sports scandal and how he needs help because they are only investigating him and Mark and no one else is going down with them. Lol. He is soo going to get beat up.

Elizabeth comes home to Tom in her room and Celine is gone. He shows her the broken star ring and she thinks he is telling her that he is the leader of the secret society. Where would she get an idea like that? Not from someone who has told you he is for the last four books! Anyways he explains that he is not the leader but back when he was Wildman Watts he used to be a member. Elizabeth goes to the ball with William. Tom figures out that it's William. Yes I said it it's William. Seriously it's written really obviously. Like so obvious this book could be called 'You can skip this one it's William and Jessica's husband is a jerk'. By the time Tom figures it out Elizabeth is with William at his house and finds a secret society book

Jessica and Mike are coming home and they are in the parking lot of their apartment and Steven sees them and they all are arguing. Mike says something about Jessica being his wife and she runs off. She goes and spends the night at Isabella's dorm. She makes up with Mike and goes back to him. Jessica later finds a gun in Mike stuff and realizes she doesn't really know him and she doesn't want to be with him. As she is leaving him to tries to make her stay by grabbing her and she gets to Steven's apartment and Mike shows up a second later with the gun. For a second I wondered why she didn't take the bullets when she found the gun but then I remembered that she would probably accidentily shoot herself when she tried to take the clip out. Steven and Mike struggle over the gun and a shot is fired. Billie dials 911 and thats the end. Next recap up soon:)