I loved Sweet Valley High when I was growing up. Though my friends and I were more the Babysitters Club generation, the cool older schools at school all read Sweet Valley, and I loved sneaking them after class to read about boyfriends, drugs, and hooking up. And Lila Fowler, because everyone knows she was the real star.
The books made me feel cool just by association. So that’s why I nerded the hell out when I heard that a sequel called Sweet Valley Confidential is being published next year. The book takes place 10 years after the original series ended, so Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield (you remember: blonde hair, blue-green eyes, perfect size six figures) are now 28. And I got my hands on an exclusive copy of the first chapter. They’re behind the jump just in case you want to be surprised.