St. Martins to publish first adult 'Sweet Valley High' novel

Great news for grown-up fans of  Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield: Today, St. Martin’s Press officially confirmed that they will publish Sweet Valley Confidential, the first hardcover adult Sweet Valley High novel. The novel — which “follows the cast of characters into adulthood,” according to St. Martin’s press release — will be written by the writer who created the franchise in the early 1980s, Francine Pascal.

“I’ve had thousands of queries from fans over the years wondering what Jessica and Elizabeth would be like as adults,” Pascal says in the release. “Well, Sweet Valley Confidential should give them all the answers. And I can guarantee they will be very surprised. Actually, more like shocked.”

Let’s turn this over to you, Shelf Lifers: What do you expect to see in the novel? What would shock you?

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  • alisha

    i am very excited about this… i loved this series!

  • GS

    OMG! I think I just died and went to heaven! I read every single one of the books when I was younger! So glad Francine is going to write them! Can’t wait!

  • maiv

    Wow, this could either be effing awesome or just really bad.

  • alex

    my husband is going to kill me when i use a borders coupon to get this book. no expectations for novel other than to fall in love w/ the characters all over again for first time in over 13 yrs

  • Kim

    I am SO EXCITED for this. Anyone else want to grab their old books out of storage??

    • alisha

      i would love to, but my mom gave them all away when i was younger to goodwill! i wanted to strangle her.

    • Kelly

      Hahaha. I used to have so many of the books when I was a kid. Then about 6 months ago i went on a mission to find every book in the series!! I am now about 27 books short of having all of them :) Gotta love EBAY and book trading communities! :)

      • janey

        haha yeah love ebay! it is the only way to get sweet valley since the libraries threw them out!every woman born in the 80s should be getting ready to buy this book! i can’t wait.

  • Lizabeth

    This makes me want to start checking them out at the library, like I did 15 or so years ago! These were my favorite!

  • Amy

    I remember reading them in elementary school and thinking the books were so scandalous! I’m sure if I went back and read them now, they’d be quite innocent, especially compared to today’s standards.

    • Lila Fowler *_*

      totally agree. swh was like omg in th good old days of junior high school. compared to today it’d be tame indeed.

  • Kim

    Oh PLEASE let them keep the unintentional humour of the original series… and its subsequent spin-offs. If we don’t have a paragraph about their perfect size 6 figures and aquamarine eyes, I will be sad.

  • Mandy

    Oh, I cannot WAIT.

  • Durnita Cooperwood

    I am beyond excited, when I heard the great news my mind went back to hurrying to finish my homework so I could read Sweet Valley. My best Christmas my parents gave me were books 1-100 in the Sweet Valley High series, I will never forget it. Thank you Mom Dad and Ms.Pascal!

    • Auth

      Troy, I heard those comments too . oh you gotta do a coulpe of 100 mile rides to do IM! I took a leap of faith and it works! I’m also a Sports Dietitian as well and could help you with any nutrition issues you may have, I would love to start a group/forum for those triathletes doing IM and HIM.

  • regina

    yay! i wanna know when this comes out. I miss reading about those two. they’ve had some interesting adventures in their boooks

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