Variety is reporting that Diablo Cody (Juno) has accepted an offer from Universal to write and co-produce an adaptation of Sweet Valley High. Read the full article in Variety.
I have to wonder if the franchise wasn't planning this move to the big screen last year when they re-released the book series with snazzy new 21st Century covers. Hm.
I don't know about any of you, but my love of reading probably started with Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield in Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley High series. When I was looking for a book cover from the series to put up at the top of my post, I came across a bunch of titles like Bitter Rivals, Kidnapped, Perfect Summer, and the unforgettable Christmas special.
Now that I'm a parent, I certainly read Young Adult fiction differently than I did when I was a 'tween myself. If I picked up one of my old copies of Sweet Valley High, would I be horrified or would I laugh at the innocence of it all?
Do you think that the creator of Juno will bring the right amount of edge to the Wakefield twins, or will your nostalgia keep you from finding out?