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!