Does anyone remember the Sweet Valley books?
My entire youth involved reading them in every spare moment. (Maybe I still, on occasion, pick one up and have a read...)
I remember being in Kindergarten and reading Sweet Valley Kids, to Grades 1-6 reading Sweet Valley Twins and then Grades 7-12 reading Sweet Valley High. Apparently there's Sweet Valley University or something like that. Maybe I should start reading them when I begin my degree next year!
Anyway, there's talk of a Sweet Valley High movie being made. Diablo Cody ('Juno', 'Jennifer's Body') is allegedly writing the screenplay for the movie. I guarantee this film will probably be an absolute load of crap (because the books are). It will be awful much like The Spice Girls Movie- So horrid, cliche and lame that it's really good and will remain one of the best movies you've ever seen. Sooo, I'm pretty much really excited for the movie.
Off but still on topic, everyone has Twitter these days. Everyone from Ellen DeGeneres, to Kevin Rudd, to book publishing company 'Penguin' all follow, have followers and send out tweets. I thought the line would be drawn at companies having Twitter accounts to promote products but nope. Characters from Sweet Valley High such as Elizabeth & Jessica Wakefield, Todd Wilkins, Bruce Patman, Lila Fowler and even one of the teachers from the school is on there! Whoever made these accounts clearly have far too much time on their hands. To be fair though, the tweets are sort of entertaining in a really lame way...
Tip #1: Be incredibly rich. The authorities are much more forgiving of date rape when you can bribe them.
Tip #2: Driving a hot car attracts shallow women who are just ripe for the picking. (And remember, date rape in a shitty car is just rape.)
Elizabeth Wakefield says:
@brucepatman What's a hand job?
@LilaFowler Whatever Lila. You're just jealous because you have a father that's away all the time and a mother who doesn't love you.
If you've read the books, I promise you'll find these tweets entertaining.
I also just discovered that characters from The Babysitters Club series have Twitter accounts too and they tweet the people from Sweet Valley High! What the hell?! Seriously! Who is the person sitting at their laptop creating all these accounts for fictional characters? If you are them, please get in contact. :)
Did anyone else read Sweet Valley High or The Babysitters Club in their younger years? (Don't be afraid to admit that you still do!)