The Sweet Life, a new e-serial that imagines the Sweet Valley High twins at 30.Vampires and post-apocalyptic gladiators are the new teenagers of young adult fiction. But in the '70s and '80s the original heroes were just regular kids with hormonal drama. Weren't we all?
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We survived childhood and pubescence, with a little help from writers like Francine Pascal, Judy Blume and Lois Duncan. So how would their characters fare as adults?
In The Sweet Life, a brand new continuation of the Sweet Valley High series, Elizabeth and Jessica are all grown up. The "e-serial," released episodically each Sunday from July 15 through August 12, re-imagines the Wakefield sisters as mothers and career-women. Don't worry, they've still got plenty of high school drama.
"They are 30 now, they look different and their experiences have been broadened but inside their heads there's still those 16 year old girls," Francine Pascal, creator and author of the Sweet Valley High franchise, as well as the latest series, tells Yahoo! Shine.
Pascal spent a