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Did You Read Sweet Valley High Books Growing Up?

Sweet Valley High, a book series that had a twenty-year run starting in 1983, centered on the lives of teen twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield from — you guessed it — Sweet Valley, CA. There was even a television show based on the books.

Word on the street is that Jennifer's Body screenwriter Diablo Cody will be at the helm of a project to produce and direct an adaptation of the Sweet Valley High books. Something tells me she'll be perfect for this.

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erinsugar erinsugar 7 years
Read every single one, and the spinoffs. Loved them.
vanitypot vanitypot 7 years
yep, i've read them! also Sweet Valley kids before going to Sweet Valley High then the SVU series.. as a kid, i actually envied Lily Fowler (she's probably the old-school Blair Waldorf) and Liz was my personal hero.. :D
nyxmoxie nyxmoxie 7 years
Aimeelo...I also read the babysitters club. I loved the movie when it came out in the mid 90s. Man I feel old now. lol.
nyxmoxie nyxmoxie 7 years
I love, loved Sweet Valley, yes I even watched the crappy tv show and you all know it was crappy. lol. The novels were great but the tv show was ugh. Anyway I would love to see a well acted and well written adaptation.
Aimeelo Aimeelo 7 years
it was all about the babysitters club for me.
filmgirl81 filmgirl81 7 years
GlowingMoon, we're so alike
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 7 years
It was one of my 80s staples!!
TheEnchantedOne TheEnchantedOne 7 years
Not SVH but I was totally mad about Sweet Valley Kids and Sweet Valley Twins! I even read the Unicorn Club series. Good times :)
UrbanBohemian UrbanBohemian 7 years
I used to have the Sweet Valley High board game! But for reading I was more of a Babysitters' Club kind of kid.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Yes, I read some of them. Incidentally, I remember that exact cover. When I was in junior high, I had a good formula for reading them, without reading the entire book. I would read the synopsis on the back, and last chapter of the book. One would get the whole story from that. Really. :)
Chrstne Chrstne 7 years
I read all of the Sweet Valley High Books and college books, I am pretty sure. I was always obsessed with reading, growing up. I even watched the short TV show they had on in the late 90's. They even have some episodes on YouTube, haha.
Ac2366 Ac2366 7 years
I loved these books. I read a lot of them. They were hand me downs from my aunt who was only 9 years older than me.
bengalspice bengalspice 7 years
I read Sweet Valley Kids too ... I wanted to grow up and be just like Elizabeth!
chatondeneige chatondeneige 7 years
Not going to lie, I'm going to go check out a few from the library. I've been looking for some light, fast reads. :) The thing about Diablo Cody if she does this - is that now all she's done in film is high school movies - is that really all she wants to do? There's a niche for it, but I couldn't continually dumb myself down to that level - if she can, I guess good for her.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
party, i agree. I sort of want to look for them next time i visit my mom.. see if they are still around?!?
equestriennechic equestriennechic 7 years
Loved them. :)
partysugar partysugar 7 years
Ps. I always wanted to drive a red jeep because Jessica and Elizabeth had one. To my 11-year-old self, it seemed wildly glamorous.
partysugar partysugar 7 years
Hearing about this kind of makes me want to read one of the books again...
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I read one of them when I was in middle school.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 7 years
I did read some but not all of them.
pearsbeary pearsbeary 7 years
twins and the family sagas..but not high school
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