Sweet Valley adults

Francine Pascal, the brains behind Sweet Valley High

For those of us born in the ’70s and ’80s, all this news about beloved teen series might be too much to handle. (In case you missed the updates, The Baby-Sitters Club is coming back and Sweet Valley High might be turned into a movie.)

Today, Publishers Marketplace confirmed that Francine Pascal has signed a deal to publish Sweet Valley Confidential in early 2011. The book will follow Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield—and all their Sweet Valley friends—into their late twenties and early thirties. The novel will be published by St. Martin’s Press. No word yet if it will be a single book or the start to a series (here’s hoping. . .), or if the target audience will be teens or adults.

Of the book, Pascal said, “I’ve had thousands of queries from fans over the years wondering what Jessica and Elizabeth would be like as adults… Well, Sweet Valley Confidential should give them all the answers. And I can guarantee they will be very surprised. Actually, more like shocked.”

Will Elizabeth get back with boring Todd Wilkins? Are Jessica and Lila Fowler still frenemies? Will the twins still be a “perfect size six”? We’ll have to wait until 2011 to find out.

SVH fans: What are your hopes for the book?

3 Responses to Sweet Valley adults

  1. CJ says:

    Growing up, I always wanted to be a cheerleader like Jessica and editor of the school paper like Elizabeth–and a “perfect size six,” like both. (I was a cheerleader and yearbook editor–close enough!) I’ll definitely pick this up.

  2. Nadia says:

    I used to love reading these books when I was growing up. I can’t believe they are going to write about them as adults – I’m so excited to find out what happened to Elizabeth and Jessica. Should be a fun read.

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