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inkpop Fundamentals: July 27, 2010

Posted by cat eyes & skinny jeans on July 27, 2010

The Wakefield Twins…ten years later! It has been nearly ten years since the last Sweet Valley High book Sweet Valley University was released. In the meantime, author Francine Pascal – who, along with many ghostwriters, penned 152 books for the series (which consisted of various spin-offs) – has gone on to write other tales, including the popular Fearless books; but, come March 29, 2011, Pascal will revisit Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield, the beautiful twins from Sweet Valley, California in Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later. The book is said to focus on the twins, now 27-years-old and living separate lives (one in New York City and one still in California), and their struggles with divorce and the search for love. Read the first chapter here. And for you diehard Sweet Valley fans – rumor has it that Diablo Cody is already working with Universal Pictures on a film adaptation. CNN.

Nine pages of ‘I Am Number Four’ Despite the fact that there are only eight more days until the August 3, 2010 release of the much-awaited release of Pittacus Lore’s I Am Number Four, fans are finding it hard to hold out on reading the highly-popularized book much longer – now they don’t have to. With a sequel – The Power of Six – already in the works; in addition to a film adaptation by Steven Spielberg and Michael Bay in production for a 2011 release, Pittacus Lore has been kind enough to share the first nine pages of his debut. Check it out here. Entertainment Weekly.

Today’s assignment…blog! In an attempt to jump on the social networking bandwagon, and spark enthusiasm for school assignments in students; high school teachers, at the urging of StageOfLife.com, are embracing a new type of curriculum…blogging. Having already created blogging-centric lesson plans for educators to access; StageOfLife.com feels that this new form of creative outlet will inspire students to take their texting and Twittering skills, and put them to good use via the creation of blog posts. Social Times.

Over to you…what do you think of authors revisiting characters and showing them in a grown-up state? If you could see any fictional character ten years from now, who would it be and why? What do you think of the first nine pages of I Am Number Four? On a scale of 1 to 10, how excited are you to get your hands on the book in its entirety? What do you think of adding blogging to school curriculums – yay or nay?

Share your thoughts in the comments section!

Erika (aka inkpoperika)

2 Responses to “inkpop Fundamentals: July 27, 2010”

  1. Nella said

    I am number four seems interesting 🙂

  2. Baylee Jean said

    I think it would be cool if some authors went back and visited thier characters, showing us exactly what has happened to them. If I could see any character 10 years from now, it’d be Draco Malfoy from Harry Potter. He’s my favorite character, I love him. He’s kinda misunderstood and not as evil as they make him seem.
    Truth be told I don’t even know what the book, “I am Four” is about. Maybe if I learn more about it I might like it. Lastly, I think it would be awesome if school did Blog related classes. I love my blog, and I would LOVE being in a class where all you do is blog! It’s perfect.

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