Thursday, September 24, 2009

Everything Old is New Again

I loved the Sweet Valley High books when I was a preteen and young teen. Just devoured them.

I started out reading the Sweet Valley Twins books (a spin-off prequel series that featured the twins in middle school) and moved on to the hundreds of books telling Jessica and Elizabeth's tale in high school.

I really have no recollection of the TV series that began in 1994 and ran for 4 seasons, although a good friend of mine was an actress in that series. (I didn't know her at the time, of course.) But I was a senior in high school when that started, so I'd moved on. I was too cool for that. It wasn't even on my radar screen.

But you better believe that the movie is on my radar screen. According to Variety, "Juno" screenwriter Diablo Cody is penning a screenplay for a big screen adaptation of Francine Fascal's beloved '80s YA series.

I can't wait to see what she does with it!


  1. I loved those books too! I didn't watch the tv show, I was probably more into 90210 or melrose at the time.

  2. oh dude. could be really good. or really, really

  3. So will the twins end up preggo?

  4. I hope neither of them dates a vampire!

  5. I loved these books! I started with the Sweet Valley Twins, moved on to Sweet Valley High and read some of Sweet Valley University but never really got into that one. I remember being really excited about the tv series but I don't think I ever got to watch it. I didn't realize it ran for 4 seasons! May have to see if I can find it.