In the early 90s each Saturday morning after Live & Kicking had finished on TV me and my sister would walk across 'the rec' to the local library - full of excitement at all the new books we were going to find! 📚
I started reading The Babysitters Club series and was instantly hooked! Looking back these girls were like my first feministic role models, I was drawn to their business like minds, their confidence and independence. This was my first taste of American life and how different it was to mine - the escapism was wonderful. 🇺🇸
The Sweet Valley High books were my next reading journey - following the lives of Jessica & Elizabeth Wakefield as they navigated high school and life. Being an identical twin i felt some sort of solidarity with the sisters and a level of understanding of their relationship. These books were my first eye opener of sex, drugs and relationships! 😜
The 'Point' books were brilliant! My sister loved the Point Horror books but I struggled to enjoy them and actually found them really scary - especially one called Homecoming Queen 😱. I did however love the Point Romance and also Point Fiction books.
Did you read any of these books growing up?