A hundred years ago (okay, maybe not that long ago), when Yours Truly was a middle school nerd, it wasn’t angsty vampires or crossbow-wielding big sisters who made the world of young adult fiction popular. It was the catty mean girls of Sweet Valley High that had pubescent readers flipping the pages. Sweet Valley High is a series created by Francine Pascal, who presided over a team of ghostwriters for the duration of the series’ creation.The series began in 1983 and ceased publication 20 years later with over 152 books to its name.

And now, Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody will be bringing the Sweet Valley sisters, Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, to the big screen.

According to The Huffington Post, while promoting her “upcoming dark comedy, Young Adult, Oscar-winner Diablo Cody got a chance to talk about one of her next projects: a movie version of the beloved YA series, Sweet Valley High.

I want it to be wonderfully nostalgic,” Cody told Indiewire. “I want it to be to the ’80s what ‘American Graffiti’ was to the [early] ’60s. I want it to be looking back on a really cool time and enjoying yourself and I want it to be glamorous and colorful and bubblegum and a feast for the senses. That’s my plan.”

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