It all started with a little Cam Jansen and Encyclopedia Brown. I chose my own adventure all the way to Nancy Drew, and then things changed. Onto the scene burst the likes of Paula Danziger, R.L. Stine, Lois Duncan, Christopher Pike, and L.J. Smith. I read fast, and I read a lot. When bored, I used to dream of making all my beloved teen books into movies, wondering who would play The Final Friends, and just what Stefan Salvatore would've looked like.

Fast-forward a decade and change, and bit by bit things are coming true. We've gotten a sweetly chaste Nancy Drew, CW's show that vaguely resembles Smith's The Vampire Diaries has capitalized on Twilight mania, and Diablo Cody is taking a stab at Sweet Valley High. So what's left?

A lot, and I wouldn't be surprised if we hear about more '80s fare coming back to life soon. And frankly, I'm all for the idea if it keeps Hollywood busy and away from cinematic remakes of films of the last twenty years. (I shudder to think what would happen if they ever tried to remake Goonies... ) That, and I must admit: I love me some good nostalgia.

Flying back to my youthful reader days, here are some books that could be next. And, as always, leave any other ideas in the comments!
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