“Now with this striking new adult novel from author and creator Francine Pascal, millions of devoted fans can finally return to the idyllic Sweet Valley, home of the phenomenally successful book series and franchise. Iconic and beloved identical twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are back and all grown up, dealing with the complicated adult world of love, careers, betrayal, and sisterhood. “
That’s right…they’re back! With over 500 titles, the Sweet Valley series captivated so many of us in our youth and teen years. And now it’s going to move with us into adulthood with Pascal’s latest Sweet Valley Confidential set to come out March of 2011. Also there is talk of a screenplay by Diablo Cody….of Juno fame about the twins in their high school years. Flashbacks indeed….
I was a reader of Sweet Valley High in my grade school years…I think all my favorite barbies were coincidentally also named Jessica and blonde (although I was not and never have been). Even though in reality I think I myself was more of a mix of the two characters. I know a lot of girls probably identified with one twin over the other…and I am interested to know why but we will get to that in a bit!
I’m interested to see where life has led the twins and am really excited to see this series brought back not on the YA level but on the adult level for its original fans. So often we see popular titles brought back for their original age audience but not the individuals who actually once fell in love with them or were addicted to the series. I think it’s wonderful that this series chose a different path. A path that means our favorite characters are now at the same place in life as us. Won’t it be interesting to see what has happened?
I still have a few SVH books in my personal library and I am not gonna lie, every time I see one at a book sale or used book store…I want to buy it. There’s something about the books of our childhood that stay with us, they become part of who we become and who we were. They make us feel young again just seeing the covers. I for one can’t wait until March to find out what has happened to the Wakefield twins!
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And here at Stiletto Storytime I have been lucky enough to be able to provide my readers with a chance to get in on Sweet Valley Confidential now and later when the book is released! One lucky winner will receive a copy of the book when it is released in March 2011. The second will receive a Sweet Valley T-shirt now! US and Canadian entries only. Please leave your e-mail address. Winner to be chosen by random number generator. Giveaway ends September 1, 2010 at midnight. You need not be a follower to enter. However..
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To enter just leave me a comment about which character you related to the most and why?
Were you a Jessica or an Elizabeth?