If you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s, you knew all about Sweet Valley and the characters that lived there. In November 2022, Random House Children’s Books takes the franchise and adapts them into graphic novels.
Writer Nicole Andelfinger and acclaimed artist Claudia Aguirre will launch the graphic novel line with an adaptation of SWEET VALLEY TWINS #1: BEST FRIENDS, the first novel in the series, which was originally published in 1986. Fans of ’80s and ’90s pop culture will fondly remember twins Elizabeth and Jessica from Sweet Valley, California, and their navigation of friendship, school, crushes, and more.
In SWEET VALLEY TWINS #1: BEST FRIENDS, Jessica and Elizabeth are ready to take on middle school . . . but are they ready to take on each other? Jessica and Elizabeth have always been inseparable, but starting middle school means a chance for new beginnings. Elizabeth is excited to organize a school newspaper, but Jessica is more interested in joining the exclusive Unicorn Club. Middle school is hard enough, but with these twins each dealing with becoming their own person, will they be able to stay friends?
Sweet Valley Twins #1: Best Friends arrives on November 1, 2022, with book two arriving in 2023.