The problem with re-makes is they suck.

15Apr08

I just learned about the updating of the Sweet Valley High series of books. I used to devour  SVH in junior high. I remember finishing a book in hours wondering what would happen to Jessica and Bruce in the next installment and running to the mall bookstore (yeah they used to be in malls – no Barnes and Noble) to find out. Turns out they got skinner and better clothes.

Here is a look at the original covers:

 

The skinner, better dressed version:

Personally, I love the old ones. Maybe I’m just nostalgic. I used to pretend I was Elizabeth (the smart one) and I would wear simple clothes and barrettes in my hair on the sides. I also thought she was the prettier one in her understated ways.

You can check out this article in nymag about the new release of the series. It’s pretty funny.

 

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One Response to “The problem with re-makes is they suck.”

  1. Ha! Great title. I didn’t read SVH too much when I was younger. But, I was all over Ramona Quimby! ha ha


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