Just Announced Sequels To Books You Love
Hollywood loves sequels, and apparently so does the publishing industry. Check out this list of soon to be released updates to classic series you loved as a kid.
“Sweet Valley High: Super Seniors”
Twins Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield have always had their problems. But after years of sleeping with each other’s husbands, and the husbands of all their friends, they find themselves bitterly alone at an old age. Now in their late 70’s, the sisters have no choice but to move into the Sweet Valley Assisted Living Facility. It isn’t long before the girls find living in an adult home is just like high school, but with really, really old people. Jessica instantly becomes popular, stealing the hearts and pills of all the boys (and by boys, we mean very old men). Meanwhile, Elizabeth, fighting off the beginning stages of Alzheimers, struggles to remember all the horrible things Jess did to her. As her memories fade, the girls become closer than ever. That is until one day when a new heartthrob moves into the home… Todd. Instantly, the girls are once again competing for his heart (which runs on a pace maker). Will Todd choose Jess or Liz or hip replacement surgery? Will Liz remember her name is actually Liz?
“Are You There L. Ron Hubbard? It’s Me, Margaret.”
Margaret, now in her late 40’s, is going through a mid-life crisis. Recently divorced for a third time, Margaret decides to move to Los Angeles and start over. While her life has gone through a lot of changes lately, it’s the changes to her body that are confusing her most. She’s been having hot flashes, unexplained weight gain and a diminished sex drive. Unsure what is happening to her, she finds comfort in the ancient west coast religion of Scientology. Soon she’s attending brunches at Tom Cruise’s house and listening to the audio book of Dianetics. But even the soothing words of L. Ron Hubbard can’t explain how a seventh level Zion like her can ever prepare for the woman change.
“Don’t Tell Mom The Babysitter’s Club Is Dead”
The Babysitter’s Club is all grown up…and still babysitting. Now in their early 40’s, they’re charging 1987 prices ($5 an hour) and learning valuable lessons about friendship everyday. During their weekly Club meeting, Kristy gets a call that Mr. and Mr. Rodriguez need a babysitter to watch their four, multi-ethnic adopted kids for the weekend while they go to Korea to pick up the latest addition to the family. Everybody knows the Rodriguez kids are spoiled brats and Kristy assigns Claudia, Stacey and Dawn to do it. Not happy, the women accuse Kristy of having it in for them ever since they all went to Chinatown to get botox with Mary Anne and didn’t invite her. Kristy insists this has nothing to do with their anti-aging regimen and sends them on their way. The next day, when the women don’t check in, Kristy and Mary Anne drop by the Rodriguez’s. To their surprise, they find the three girls dead due to complications from their back alley botox injections. While Mary Anne wants to call the cops, Kristy points out that if this news gets out, all the same sex couples will go back to hiring Mexican nannies. Kristy convinces her to cover up the girls’ death and finish the job so they can collect the lucrative $200 payday. Together, the best friends work together to save their struggling business, but when Mary Anne starts to suffer the effects from the tainted botox, it threatens to push the limits of their friendship further than covering up a triple death ever could.
“Eloise at the Port Authority”
After living in New York’s historic Plaza Hotel for 33 years, Eloise is in her late thirties still roaming the halls and getting into all sorts of trouble. That is until one day in 1988 when the plaza is purchased by billionaire tycoon Donald Trump. Not interested in freeloading squatters riding tricycles through his halls, the Trumpster kicks Eloise out. Now, the precocious 39 year old, having never known a life without room service and pillow mints, finds herself homeless on the mean streets of Manhattan. Together with Nanny (now 104) and her raisin eating, sneaker-wearing turtle Skipperdee (who, like Nanny, also refuses to die), Eloise finds a new place to call home… The New York Port Authority. Excited by her new home, Eloise wastes no time getting into mischief. Whether it’s accidentally introducing Nanny to an underground prostitution ring or interrupting a clandestine meeting between two stockbrokers in the New Jersey transit mens’ room, every day is an adventure for Eloise.
What books would you like to see? Suggest your own in the comments!
MARC DWORKIN is a television writer/producer who has worked on ABC’s Hope & Faith and Disney’s Pair of Kings. He’s also a founding member of Menudo.
JENNIFER NICOLE is an award-winning artist from the New York area. An accomplished graphic designer and illustrator, Jen loves to make art in the real world too! Working from recycled wood, paint and windows, Jen was inspired to open her own business called Art In The Garage. Her creations are whimsical and unique and she can create any sign you need for any occasion. As Jen likes to say ” These are gifts you can afford to give away, but you will want to keep them for yourself!” Art In The Garage is proving that “Green Art” can be affordable and fun too!
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