Tomorrow, a whole mess of books I want to read go on sale, including Sweet Valley Confidential, the story of Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield 10 years later. I read the PDF first chapter awhile back, and Elizabeth is as uptight as ever, and I am sort of peeking-through-my-fingers curious as to what happens in the story. On one hand, the Sweet Valley books were totally my gateway drug to romance novels, but on the other hand, I might like my own version of what happened later better than the novel.
There’s going to be a big ol’ media push with the new book, and I imagine it’ll get some coverage since it has that wonderful nostalgia factor to it – that sort of, “OMG I haven’t thought about those in YEARS” memory jolt. And then you remember just how much you remember about Sweet Valley and wonder what you might have done with that memory cell instead. This is one of the commercials that’s going to appear for the book:
You know, I didn’t think Jessica (I am presuming that’s her with the curls and the red lipstick) would grow up to look so much like Heidi Montag.
So, are you going to pick this one up? Did you read the SVH series and have fond memories like I do? I’m really on the fence here – my imagined future for the SVH crew (without the falling refrigerators) vs. the updated novel. What do you think – should I read it?