3.17.2008

SVH Reissue

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You know, there's really no subtle way for me to announce this, so I'll just come out with it.

They are REISSUING THE SWEET VALLEY HIGH SERIES!

I repeat, they are REISSUING all the adventures of Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield.

I was OB-sessed with SVH when I was but a wee one, and read the first, oh, 50 books or so before I moved on to more sophisticated reads (which, as I recall, was, like, Danielle Steel).

I wanted a lavaliere. I wanted Lila Fowler's clothes and money. I was on Team Todd. I wanted to go to the Dairy Burger. I still giggle thinking about Bruce's license plate. I thought Francine Pascal was on par with Jane Austen or Emily Bronte, if I'd known who they were at the time. I looked forward to the "super editions" or "super thrillers" where the twins went on adventures. I always had a crush on Guy the sensitive keyboardist. I thought a Fiat Spider was the coolest.car.ever.

I shouldn't be this excited, but I am. I still have all those novels tucked away in the safety of my parent's attic, unable to part with a single one. I just might have to read Double Love again, when it's reissued...

And, my word, I had forgotten about all that fabu cover art...

(I just giggled myself silly over the Sweet Valley High wikipedia entry. Hee.)

C'mon, I can't be the only one...

5 comments:

Miss Lissa said...

Ah, Sweet Valley.

I liked some of the later "Super Specials" where there were evil twins that looked just like Jessica and Elizabeth and were just SO over the top with soapy drama that they were, frankly, amazing. I don't have many of my SVHs left, but I still have those. *sigh*

Carrie said...

LOL! I totally remember All Night Long being the first SVH I read. I was disappointed by the lack of sex! You can't title a book All Night Long and not have sex in it!

I'm not sure about re-issuing them without updating them, though.

Marissa said...

They are partially updating them...for example, Elizabeth has an "anonymous blog" instead of a gossip column in the paper, for example...

I LOVED the Super Specials too! Hee!

Several of us at the library just had a big squealy, reminiscing moment about these books...

I do wonder what the teens of today will think of them, though...

Anonymous said...

okay.. random question but I've been pulling my hair out all day over this... really long time ago there was one book I read where Liz and Jess are working on a set of a movie, which takes place at this like super old, maybe abandoned mansion. the movie is based on a true story that actually happened in that mansion except I can't remember it for the life of me.. go figure. they're trying to help this woman uncover the real story of what happened I think and the murderer was actually a staff member and there's this huge necklace that's like the focal point of the book that seals the deal.. then the murderer guy like hangs Liz off a balcony? something along those lines.

my dilemma: I can't remember the name of the book, or any characters in it besides Liz or Jess. I can't remember the exact plot outline, or what sub series the book was part of, or what it looks like. I have googled, wikipedia-ed, yahoo answered, searched every library site, reference site, fan site, and amazon. read descriptions to at least seventy books that have no meaning to me and STILL CANNOT FIND THIS BOOK

so I figured, in a desperate attempt to stop going crazy, maybe you could help me :)

Marissa said...

Oh man, that IS a challenge! I don't remember that one myself, and I've tried searching online too, but to no avail! Shoot! I'll let you know if I find it!