Monday, December 6, 2010

Where are they now: Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield

Few (fictional) people played  bigger role in my childhood than Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield.  Once I learned to read, I started saving my allowance to buy Sweet Valley Kids books and quickly graduated to the other series that followed them through junior high, high school and college.  Now there's a new book coming out (yes really!) that revisits Elizabeth and Jessica ten years later.

In honor of this new book (which I pre-ordered - that's how nerdy I am) I wanted to do a where are they now post about Elizabeth and Jessica and then see how my prediction for them compares to the book when it arrives in March. 

Elizabeth Wakefield
Elizabeth was getting a journalism degree last time I read about her, and I think she would have stuck with that career path.  Now she's living in Silver Lake and writing for the LA Times as well as the occasional piece for Vanity Fair and the Huffington Post.  She isn't married, but lives with her boyfriend who published a well-known novel a couple of years ago.  She's still not a very adventurous dresser and buys for comfort before style, but Jessica would never let her walking around looking sloppy.

Jessica Wakefield
Jessica also lives in LA, and she's currently dating an actor starring in a vampire show on the CW.  They just moved into a house in West Hollywood and she's growing accustomed to photographers taking their picture at Starbucks (she loves it, actually).  Jessica's own aspirations of fame never panned out, but she's now one of the most successful modeling agents outside of New York.  Her style is sexy and glamorous - still the opposite of her sister.


  1. I can't even tell you how much I love SVH!! I have a pretty extensive collection of the books, which I plan to begin rereading (for the millionth time) in preparation for the release of the new book. I think that you captured the twins' "ten years later" style perfectly!

    By the way, have you heard that Diablo Cody is writing a screen play for a SVH movie?!

  2. Love the outfits! This is what I would have guessed too, but I read the first chapter and it seems Ms. Pascal is going in a different direction with the book!

    Now I am going to have to pre-order. I had no idea this was coming out. Thanks Haley!

  3. So fun! I think you've got their style down. I loved Sweet Valley High so much and I've got the 10 years later book on my wish list!



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