9 Things You Didn’t Know About Sweet Valley High

  
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5. Potential Reboot

Teenagers who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s will definitely be happy about this — “Sweet Valley High” is being made into a movie! According to Deadline, Paramount Pictures hired co-writers Kristen “Kiwi” Smith and Harper Dill to bring the series to the big screen. Smith is best known for writing huge hits like 10 Things I Hate About You and Legally Blonde, whereas Dill is a writer on the Fox series The Mick. They’ve got tons of storylines to choose from, but so far there’s been no word on when the movie will come out or what time period it will be set in — will the Wakefield twins be in high school, or will it pick up with them as adults? We’ll just have to wait and see!

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4. Readers Thought Pascal was a Teenager

Pascal has this amazing ability to know all the ins and outs of being a teenager. Her stories resonated with readers so well that many people assumed she was a teenager, not a woman in her 40s. The issues young people have in high school never really change all that much and almost always include peer pressure, boyfriends, sibling rivalry, teacher troubles and looks. In an interview with Chicago Tribue, Pascal admits she steals her ideas from her teenage daughters, but also from her own experiences. One time at an autograph party, a 13-year-old girl looking for an autograph said to Pascal in shock, “I thought you were going to be 16!” Pascal said she took it as a compliment.

Main: Ben Ansen; Inset: Handout

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