sweet valley high

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Somehow we stumbled on the topic of the Sweet Valley High series in Frisky group chat this week and I found myself arguing the merits of various characters from the series. I’ve read most of the books multiple times and used to collect them — I was forced to give up about 20 of… READ MORE »


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When I heard that Diablo Cody had signed on to write the big-screen version of my beloved Sweet Valley High series, I died a little inside. In a good way. You see, I’m such a hardcore SVH fan that I collect the series and read them on the regular. I am still not over the… READ MORE »


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“I want it to be wonderfully nostalgic. I want it to be to the ’80s what ‘American Graffiti’ was to the [early] ’60s. I want it to be looking back on a really cool time and enjoying yourself and I want it to be glamorous and colorful and bubblegum and a feast for the senses. That’s… READ MORE »


Style

Today is an exciting day. Sitting on my nightstand, the just released book, Sweet Valley Confidential, about the Wakefield twins 10 years after they’ve left high school. As a hardcore SVH fan — I collect the books and still read them on the beach during the summer — I cannot wait to dive in and… READ MORE »


Celebs

Twins Brittany (right) and Cynthia (left) Daniel played Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, respectively, on the television show “Sweet Valley High,” which ran from 1994 to 1997. Jessica and Elizabeth were the quintessential California good girls and Brittany and Cynthia definitely played the parts well. These days, the twins have their own uniquely defined styles. Cynthia… READ MORE »


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You guys. I’m kind of losing my mind this morning. Behold, on the left, the cover of the upcoming book Sweet Valley Confidential, which takes places 10 years after high school. According to the website for the book, which comes out in holy-crap-why-so-far-away March 29, 2011, twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are now estranged. Over-achieving… READ MORE »


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“It’s not, like, Atlas Shrugged where people are like, ‘You must have a tremendous amount of respect for this material, you better not f**k this up.’ And yet, people have been surprisingly vocal about the fact that they don’t want me to ruin Sweet Valley High. It’s like bubblegum, come on.”— Our girl Diablo CodyREAD MORE »


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OK people, fess up. You’ve read a Sweet Valley High book. Some of you may have breezed through all 152 tomes, while others of you may have stopped in for classics like Elizabeth’s Super-Selling Lemonade or Jessica Quits the Squad. Sure, the series about a pair of blond, Californian twins was no Nancy Drew, but… READ MORE »


News

During my junior high/early high school years, I consumed young adult series like my life depended on it. Maybe in a way, it did. I read obsessively about my favorite characters and their packed weekend social schedules of dances, pool parties, tropical vacations, exciting dates, beach parties….trouble was that I was spending my weekend nights… READ MORE »


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I basically lived for reading Sweet Valley High when I was in elementary school — as I previously wrote, SVH #3 Playing With Fire was the first time I read the word “breast” in print in a somewhat sexual way. I remember vividly thinking that SVH was the way high school would be like, in… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Whoa. We totally just found our favorite new blog (besides The Frisky, of course!) — a San Francisco writer named Casey is rereading and recapping the entire Sweet Valley High series. On the off chance a few of you readers weren’t fans of the series, it was the book series for tweens growing up in… READ MORE »