Best of 2011

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Did Jessica Wakefield ever grow up? Did Elizabeth and Todd find true love? And did Bruce Patman still have a Porsche with the 1BRUCE1 license plate? It was all answered in the year's guilty-pleasure read, Sweet Valley Confidential, a follow-up to the popular '80s Sweet Valley High books. "I run into people who have been Sweet Valley readers ... it seemed to have been a very important part of their adolescence," author Francine Pascal told PEOPLE. "I was thinking of them [when I wrote it.]"]