So! I've been hearing about the Sweet Valley High being re-released for about two years now. I guess I didn't take this announcement seriously because when I saw the first two books-- Sweet Valley High: Double Love and Sweet Valley High: Secrets, on display I was bit shocked at the sight. I was also a bit sad I don't know why, but happiness was also mixed in there somewhere. But apparently the books are being re-released to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the series.
I felt like talking about this because I'm currently collecting the Sweet Valley series (yes the complete series: Kids, Twins, Junior High, University, High, Senior Year, and The Elizabeth Series) I'm taking my time though because I have no bookshelves or the space for everything yet. Needless to say Sweet Valley has been a kind of a constant in my youth (gosh I sound so old). I haven't read ALL the books from the Kids, High, University, Senior Year, and Elizabeth Series-- I was mainly a SVT (Sweet Valley Twins) and SVJH (Sweet Valley Junior High) fan And I got into SVH after reading book 100: The Evil Twin.
A lot of people have been saying that there's no way that the series will reach the same popularity with this generation as it did with the last. Me? I kinda have to agree. I mean lightening doesn't strike the same place twice. But seeing the books there on display at B&N had me doubting that statment a bit. I'll just have to see won't I?
In the mean time I'm just comparing bookcovers. And personally-- I'm being bias here, I kinda prefer the old bookcovers but the new ones are cute.