While checking facebook this morning via my Ipad (more on that on a different day), I saw my friend MS posted this link.
Jessica and Elizabeth, otherwise known as two of my grade school best friends, are back! (Side note: check out this pic of me my sis recently posted on FB. I think i was probably 10 years old, maybe 11. THIS is why I had imaginary friends from junior fiction:
Back to J & E:
I loved the New Yorker article line: "Is it me, a person who read nearly all of them at age twelve, while my parents sighed and said tactfully, 'This series would be good for a girl who wouldn’t enjoy reading otherwise…'". I am sure my mom sighed when she saw me reading these. My neighbor, Mandy, had the WHOLE collection. I literally would call her and ask, "Can I have some more SVH?" I literally could not get enough of them. What about those Super Editions?!?!
Check out these covers I found online:
Really...IS Jessica as grown up as she thinks she is?!
The funny thing is is that I can still remember main characters and plot lines of these things. Sometimes I can't even remember things about a book I read two weeks ago!
So Yes - I WILL be reading Sweet Valley Confidential. There is going to be a movie too!! :) Who's with me?
And if you are REALLY a fan, or just want some funny nostalgia, check out this site dedicated to Sweet Valley. This site is my book cover photo source.