I just heard about the new Harriet the Spy remake that Disney is releasing, Harriet the Spy: Blog Wars. In this version, Harriet is a high-school student, competing with a popular girl for the spot of official school blogger. I have to admit, I'm feeling pretty skeptical. Part of Harriet's charm, at least for me, is she's part of that generation of urban independent girls with hands-off parents. A bit geeky, and socially awkward, sure, but intrepid and loveable, just the same.
The upcoming film adaptation of Cleary's Beezus and Ramona also ages the characters by about five or six years, which, for some reason, doesn't bother me as much. Even though Ramona is going from being a five year old, to a ten year old, she's still a kid.
Here's the Blog Wars trailer.