All Grown Up

Diablo Cody, author of Candy Girl: A Year in the Life of an Unlikely Stripper and author of the screenplay for Juno has won a hard-fought battle to adapt the Sweet Valley High series of young adult books for the screen. According to her Twitter feed (via Jezebel), she wrote, “You have no idea how many [*&^!*!]s I took down to do this project. I went ‘full Jessica.’ Believe it.”

I’ve never read the books so I’ll trust Variety‘s description of them: “The “Sweet Valley” novels followed the lives of identical twins with dissimilar personalities — the sensitive and practical Elizabeth and the flighty and boy-crazy Jessica — in the fictional town of Sweet Valley.”

All praise to Jodi Chromey for the catch.–David E