I’ve been reading Sweet Valley ever since I started with primary school. I remembered the VERY first Sweet Valley Kids book I read and it was #6, Lila’s Secret. Ever since that time during first grade I wouldn’t stop reading all the of Sweet Valley books. I basically grew up with it. Sweet Valley Kids, Sweet Valley Twins, Sweet Valley High, Sweet Valley University, Sweet Valley Senior Year, Sweet Valley Junior High, The Unicorn Club, you name it, I’ve read most of these books! Imagine my surprise when I knew that Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later was officially released yesterday. I remember vaguely reading about Cody Diablo doing a remake of the series for this year or next and I was also excited about that. Anyway back to the book, I’ve been reading early reviews from buyers and it seems like it isn’t very good? WELL I DON’T CARE. I’m a huge fan of the franchise and I’m definitely reading it the moment I get my hands on it.
It’s now set in New York, and it seems like it has a Gossip Girl meets Pretty Little Liars feel. Since I immensely enjoy those shows, then I will definitely enjoy this book series. The old characters are back, and one thing that surprised me the most is the Steven Wakefield, the infamous Wakefield older brother.. is gay. I don’t know what to make of it, I thought he had always been a goof in the books so I’m definitely excited to see what’s in store for his character this time. Another review said that it’s like they never left high school.. all the more fun to read! I mean aren’t high school dramas the best? Exaggerated, overly self-centered.. just my usual cup of tea. Far away from the real world and all its intricacies. Can’t wait to read it soon.
Man, I never really got into Sweet Valley High as a child but now that you mention that it’s kinda like GG and PLL, it sounds enticing. How difficult do you think it’d be for someone who has minimal knowledge of the series to understand this? 😛
I’m barely 2 chapters in, but considering how they talked so much about people in the past..it might be unfamiliar. But then the good part is you don’t have any biases and just read the book freely. Let me know what you think when you do 🙂