When I learned that Jackie Collins had died on Saturday, my first thought was, She blew my mind. For some of us, our romance gateway might have been Sweet Valley High, or Sweet Dreams, or even the Sunfire books. (I remain eternally bummed...Show More Summary
The infamous Book #40 may have actually saved lives.
After Diablo Cody’s shout out to Jennifer Lawrence to help her get Sweet Valley High made into a film, we chart those in development hell that should make it to the cinema.
If you're used to Diablo Cody's screenplays about the young and acerbic, you may be surprised by her new film, Ricki and the Flash. It follows a 60-something bar rocker (played by Meryl Streep) who's so far outside pop culture's cool mainstream that she cheerfully voted for George W. Bush —... More »
YA heroines and idyllically described twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield may be making their size six, lavalier-clad return to the small screen. (The pair are already due for a big-screen reboot courtesy of Diablo Cody, though that...Show More Summary
There’s a possibility that Sweet Valley High will return to television if you cross your fingers hard enough. Read more...
As we make our way from one TV show revival to another, it certainly seems like any show in television?s long history is up for grabs. The latest retread comes in the form of Francine Pascal's hit book series Sweet Valley High, which may see a return to TV in the future. Click To Continue Reading
Hollywood is rebooting everything else these days so why not reboot "Sweet Valley High," too? Brittany Daniel who played Jessica Wakefield on the series based on author Francine Pascal's books, said the potential for a reboot is not totally out of the question (basically because no one has said "no," yet). Show More Summary
90s nostalgia seems like it’s hear to stay. First we got a spin-off show from Boy Meets World, then Netflix whipped out Fuller House, and now it looks like we’re getting a reboot for Sweet Valley High. According to E! the original twin actresses are behind a hopeful reboot of Sweet Valley High. Show More Summary
Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield are coming back. At least they hope to. I can exclusively reveal that Brittany and Cynthia Daniel are developing a reboot of Sweet Valley High,...
Many of the Wakefield twins' adventures are typical teenage stuff. Sometimes, though, the plotlines of the Sweet Valley High books were, in a word, insane.
When I see the words “Sweet Valley” I immediately think of Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, the twin blond bombshells who ruled the Sweet Valley High pre-teen book series. Oddly enough, the hazy, atmospheric production style that this Sweet Valley creates is not too far off from a teen-dream bedroom vibe after all — that is, […]
“Every generation thinks that standards are slipping – in my childhood it was Enid Blyton in the line of fire, for my sister it was the Sweet Valley High series, and today it’s The Hunger Games. All have been roundly condemned for stopping children reading good books. And yet children keep reading. “
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 them [...]
On The Walking Dead, Josh McDermitt’s character, Eugene, is a skilled liar—and also still alive, at least going into the
When the Licking Valley High School band wore t-shirts with “Salvation” emblazoned on them, they merely meant to call attention to the piece they had chosen to play for the Sweet Corn Festival. The selection they entertained the crowd with was Tchesnokov’s “Salvation is Created.” But someone in the crowd complained and the Freedom From […]
Roxane Gay’s raw, unflinching writing is now up for mass consumption. She published two works this year: Bad Feminist, a collection of essays that run the gamut from Chris Brown to Sweet Valley High, and her first novel, the critically...Show More Summary
After the Times Magazine published their interview with Roxane Gay — in which the Bad Feminist author and Year in Reading alum delves into the title of her latest book and talks about her love of Sweet Valley High — the crew at McSweeney’s dug up a humor piece the author published in 2010. If you can read […]
The writer on embracing her flaws and loving “Sweet Valley High.”