The author of the screenplay for Juno is set to adapt The Sweet Valley High series for the big screen. And just after most libraries finally weeded the bulk of the very long series.
I remember the series being one of a group that in the nineties you absolutely did not weed. They sat on the shelves until they were in tatters. Other series that could not be weeded at the time were RL Stine and Christopher Pike. No matter how old they got, they still checked out constantly.
I was so thrilled when I could finally get those old books off of the shelves as their use went down and get newer titles. And now, now they are making a feature film?! Why now? It also looks like they have already been made into a TV series in 1994 when they were still hot.
So my big question for all of you practicing YA librarians is whether you still have Sweet Valley on your shelves and whether they still go out.