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Creating the Sweet Valley High Cast of My Dreams

Zara Husaini | Posted 01.25.2014 | Style
Zara Husaini

I'm not sure if I can stomach an entire film featuring puffy-sleeved blouses and mom jeans, so I'm taking this opportunity to style my dream Sweet Valley Highcast.

Our Favorite Teen Novels

Posted 12.04.2012 | Books

The "Sweet Valley High" books hit e-readers last week, and while twins Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are getting introduced to a whole new set of fa...

I Used To Ghostwrite 'Sweet Valley High' Books

The Hairpin | Posted 08.09.2012 | Women

Now that Francine Pascal's young-adult series Sweet Valley High has spawned the recent Sweet Valley Confidential and the new e-book series The Sweet L...

Beloved Teen Novels Moving Toward The Big Screen

Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment

Sure, "Breaking Dawn" earned a gobsmacking $235 million worldwide this weekend, and the first film adaptation of "The Hunger Games" is drawing unsight...

What Makes The Newest "Sweet Valley High" Spinoff Different?

nytimes.com | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 08.02.2011 | Books

If the recent spinoff of the “Sweet Valley High” young-adult series wasn’t enough for nostalgic fans, there is another revival in the works....

'Sweet Valley Confidential': A Bittersweet Return

Mara Reinstein | Posted 05.29.2011 | Books
Mara Reinstein

Nostalgia has is merits, but some youthful classics aren't destined to age with me. This is why I fear the inevitable day when I read about a new series in which Harriet the Spy runs the CIA.