A few days ago, my co-worker and I were talking about the recent returns to our old favorite series. (Hi, Katie!) We know about the prequel to the Baby-Sitters Club that’s just come out. (Can’t wait to read it!) Have you heard about the new book to come out next year called Sweet Valley Confidential??
The new book is supposed to take place 12 years after high school, so they’ll be in their late 20s/early 30s. Just imagine all of the crazy stuff that could happen NOW!!!
But really, how much different do you think it can be? In high school, they were already dealing with cheating boyfriends, cheating ON boyfriends, bad/annoying/murderous friends, pursuing dreams, etc etc. I was a big fan of Sweet Valley when I was younger. I read Sweet Valley Kids, Sweet Valley Twins, The Unicorn Club, Sweet Valley University, and of course, Sweet Valley High. I even watched a few episodes of the tv show. AND according to this article, there’s going to be a movie about SVH written & produced by Diablo Cody!!! This. Is. Awesome.
When I was younger, my older sister and I used to write what I now know would be called fanfiction about the BSC. One of the ideas for a story we came up with was a fastforward. We planned out what they’d be doing in the future, who they’d be married to, how many kids they’d have, and what their names would be. In case you’re wondering – Kristy is married to Bart, Mallory is married to — oh shoot I forget his name, the guy from Australia she had a crush on, Mary Anne and Logan…hmm, I think that’s all I remember. I think at least a few of them married new people. I’m pretty sure Mallory had a ton of kids because she likes a big family. I guess I wasn’t too creative. I wonder where that piece of paper is….
So, what do you guys think of the return to Sweet Valley? Were you a fan?