Books: Sweet Valley High

April 11, 2008 at 12:47 pm 6 comments

Did any of you read Sweet Valley High books when you were younger?

They were a staple of my middle school years. I don’t think I read anything else during that time in my life….except for the few Saved by the Bell books that were also around. (Don’t judge me, but I still own them all in a box in my parents basement…and maybe own the Season 1 of the tv show! yikes)

Well, now that these books are being modified to appeal to present-day teens. Um. What? I just don’t know how I feel about this. Dickens? Austen? psh. These books are classics too! They are being updated to include new fashions, cars, and even (no big shocker) designer names and labels. If you ask me, the easiest way to pitch the lifespan of a book is to add a bunch of present day “hip” designer names and labels. Fashion is fickle people…There is a new hot name everyday.

Well anyways…I have to admit I am not thrilled about all these new changes, but then again, if new generations of teenyboppers are going to be fans of Jessica & Elizabeth Wakefield, maybe it is worth it.

Take a look at what my favorite (and very funny!) fashion critics, the Fug Girls have to say about our new Sweet Valley High Updates…

“Sweet Valley High gets a Fashion Face-lift.”

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  • 1. Suzanne  |  April 11, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    I totally remember the books, but even more so I remember the short lived tv show. I also (extra credit here for me) had the Sweet Valley High board game!!!!! I dont know why but i loved and hated being Enid in that game.

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  • 2. sbloom  |  April 12, 2008 at 10:40 am

    Yes! I for sure will! I think their next show is May 23rd. I’ll let ya know more when I find out. 🙂

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  • 3. annieinmn  |  April 14, 2008 at 10:39 am

    Oh Suzanne- I am so jealous! I always wanted the board game. I even must admit that I saw it on eBay about 6 months ago and I really thought about getting it.

    I have the Saved by the Bell board game…once in a while I will get it out and re-live the old days! 🙂 haha

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  • 4. Allison  |  May 18, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Ugh, I heard that the twins were down-sized from a perfect size 6 to a perfect size 4. Say it isn’t so!

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  • 5. annieinmn  |  May 19, 2008 at 9:04 am

    It’s sad isn’t it?

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  • […] 13, 2008 Ugh. Ever since I heard that the Sweet Valley High books were being updated for present day readers I have been worried that my childhood favorites are […]

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