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PostSubject: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sun Aug 07, 2011 1:17 am

Are there any Sweet Valley High readers out there?! grinsmiley
... of the ORIGINAL series from the 80s???



I discovered the books when I was 13 years old and throughout the 90s... I read many many many SVH books! lol
I went through a phase where I wanted to be like Elizabeth Wakefield. I also bought the SVH board game. My brother knew how much I loved the books so whenever I came back from the library with a stack of SVH books, he would grab one and start reading the last page of the book out loud to bug me. I would just be screaming LA LA LA! and run after him to take it away from his hands!! lol Sometimes I would fake being sick so I could skip school and then spend the entire day reading the books hahaha I was so into the stories that one of the books made me cry .... I mean... I was flat out crying. Okay I'll say it... it was Winter Carnival lol


In the 90s the TV series also was made and I was in heaven watching Todd Wilkins... I had a big crush on him Love LOL




Aneeeeeway..... the Sweet Valley High books were remade for a more modern generation and it includes cell phones, computers, etc...




I haven't looked at these books since the 90s and I was in Amazon.com and saw the new sweet valley high book... I decided to check it out and when I first started reading I right away saw something I didn't like in the new series. In the ORIGINAL series... Jessica and Elizabeth are a perfect size 6 but NOW... they are a "Perfect Size FOUR". Wow... girls struggle bad enough with their body image and I think it is not cool that years later... 6 is not considered perfect anymore????? It was bad enough then reading at the beginning of each book that they were a 'perfect' size 6. They went from a 6 to a 4. NOT cool No

I read other reviews and saw that some story lines were completely changed and they replaced the Dairi Burger with a Mexican Restaurant LOL Wow...
Some things should just be left alone.. and SVH is one of them! lol


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:37 pm

I was a teen growing up in the mid 90s.So i remember watching the T.V show. I loved it. It was awesome.Innocent & sweet.(better the *cough* gossip girls*) anways i read some of the books.Sadly i don't have them anymore.I brought season 1 on DVD.

I think i may take a look at the librray to see if they have them. just to read for fun. Thumbsup

oh my. why in the world would they change size..What's so cool about being size 4? I'm never gonna be size 4 or 6. Huh?


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:08 pm

Do you remember which of the books were some of your favorites? greenS


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:47 am

It was called kidnapped.the one when jeessica dates that strange guy and he kidnappes her.That was a good one.

The one when liz goes into a coma.Liked it cause you can tell how much jess really does care and love her sister.You see the sweet side of her. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Mon Aug 08, 2011 2:42 pm

Remakes of anything just aren't the same. Every once in a while a new one might be better, but overall, they just don't hold up.

I never read these books, but I'm not sure I would try them out now. Though I review books for kids and teens all the time, this doesn't sound like anything I would read or want my girls to read.


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Mon Aug 08, 2011 5:45 pm

I agree,they did a re-make of BH-90210 show.I must say it didn't hold up at all.



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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:27 pm

bethandmanly wrote:
I never read these books, but I'm not sure I would try them out now. Though I review books for kids and teens all the time, this doesn't sound like anything I would read or want my girls to read.

I gotta say that at times my mom didn't like that I had my nose in the books a lot of the time. Specially when she would pick up a book and saw a couple in the front page with a title saying 'All Night Long' Laughing
So I tended to sometimes hide the books with couples in the front... LOL
But I don't remember anything bad about these books. They were very teenybopper stuff and loved the story lines. It was very fictional... unrealistic at times now that I look back at it... but as a teen... as part of 'The Reading Rainbow' song said... "you can be anywhere..." which is what happened. As I read them, I would transport myself into the fictional world of Sweet Valley.

This was like the original Gossip Girl... but MUCH TAMER. Well... I only read the Sweet Valley High, I think I only read one of the college years. I also read a couple of the Sweet Valley Kids & Twins.





Here is a cool article I found on the books: http://welllovedtales.wordpress.com/2008/08/04/the-world-of-sweet-valley/

*** Also, an SVH movie is being made (in production) by Diablo Cody... same one who did Juno. I hope the movie turns out okay lol


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Mon Aug 08, 2011 7:46 pm

I read some of the sweet valley twins books.My teacher gave me one of the books in grade 6.

I hope the movie will be good.Id love to watch it.

BTW.did ya ever read books called girl talk?


I think it's great you loved to read the books when you were a teen. Lot of teens today have there nosies stuck into there ipones /ipads lol


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 1:38 am

Ok you can all Laugh at me if you want to but i will admit I Read some of the Sweet Valley Kids Books i must of been around 10 i remember i like them but i never tried Sweet Valley High or Twins i got hook on Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew & Trixie Belden around that time greenS


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:00 am

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Ok you can all Laugh at me if you want to but i will admit I Read some of the Sweet Valley Kids Books i must of been around 10 i remember i like them but i never tried Sweet Valley High or Twins i got hook on Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew & Trixie Belden around that time greenS

Nothing wrong with that. Smile I won't laugh!


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:11 am

Ah, Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew - those were more my style. I never read any of the SVH books.
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Tue Aug 09, 2011 11:47 am

I won't laugh Jacob! Those were neat books! Thumbsup

I never read any Nancy Drew books... might give those a try. Sweet Valley High also had the Thriller editions... I LOOOOVED those!!!



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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:44 pm

Savannah wrote:
Ah, Trixie Belden and Nancy Drew - those were more my style. I never read any of the SVH books.

I never read any of the Nancy Drew books... but it looks like they had different series didn't they? .. or versions I should say.

I read somewhere that "The Nancy Drew Files" (done in 1986) was done because of the popularity of the Sweet Valley High books and even the cover art looked a little similar.




Which version of Nancy Drew did you read?
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Mon Aug 22, 2011 5:40 pm

I read both the way i remember the Case Files are more Creepy then the other ones


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sat Sep 10, 2011 7:08 pm

I have a sweet valley high aountrack Cd from the t.v show.


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sat Sep 10, 2011 11:38 pm

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I have a sweet valley high aountrack Cd from the t.v show.

Cool! How many songs do you have?

I had the Sweet Valley High board game... which I now regret giving away lol





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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sun Sep 11, 2011 12:08 am

I'm reading Sweet Valley High #2 Secrets. I remember reading SVH books, in the 90's. Then, when we moved to other house. We give them away. I been collecting them from garage sales, thrift stores, or book sale. I wouldn't read the update version of SVH. I always like the old fashion SVH. It's classic.




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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:13 pm

Carol wrote:
sweetkrissy2011 wrote:
I have a sweet valley high aountrack Cd from the t.v show.

Cool! How many songs do you have?

I had the Sweet Valley High board game... which I now regret giving away lol




cool.Think 10 was on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:35 pm

Yeah Carol they are around 30 Bucks on ebay those games should of kept it Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:48 pm

I just hope they don't turn SVH into like gossip girls.


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sun Nov 13, 2011 5:03 pm

I went through our Storage Room in the Basement the other day found a box of Sweet Valley Books posted them in the Classifieds made $6 for 12 Books Laughing


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:16 pm

OhMy not bad


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Mon Nov 14, 2011 12:10 am

I have quite a collection of SVH books Smile



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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Mon Nov 14, 2011 3:41 pm

you should keep them. Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Sweet Valley High Books!   Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:22 am

It's been awhile since I've read one of the Sweet Valley books, but I used to love them! I may even still have one or two that I have yet to read.

I didn't know that there was a 'new' version of the books. Are they by the same person, (I know that the series had one creator but probably a few different authors), or did someone new write them? I'll have to look them up!
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