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It’s hard to believe it’s been almost two decades since Melissa Joan Hart was narrating her way through teen life in the hit TV show Clarissa Explains It All. And while fans of the original show may now be in their late twenties and beyond, the popular character is set to make a return.
While Clarissa sadly won’t be coming back to television screens, she is due to make a return in the form of a young adult novel. The book, Things I Can’t Explain, is set for release in November this year.
The book has been penned by the show’s original creator Mitchell Kriegman, and will see Clarissa in her mid-20s as she attempts to navigate the problems of young adulthood.
Author Kriegman doesn’t give too much away about the plotline but does suggest that Clarissa finds herself feeling a little lost, telling Entertainment Weekly: “The tween years, which Clarissa was pretty good at explaining, are long gone and she’s entered the world of new issues that are pretty unexplainable."
“Those adult problems looked way simpler from a fourteen-year-old girl perspective. After all, fourteen-year-old girls know everything.”
Clarissa was known for her sassy, sarcastic and super cool attitude back in the '90s television show.
Fans of the show will also find out what happened to Clarissa’s annoying younger brother Ferguson. Talking about Ferguson’s future, Kreigman revealed in a recent interview, “Yep, it’s either amazing or abysmal. Actually it’s both. Ferg has a pretty big arc in this book. He’s almost reborn in a way. I can’t wait to see what happens to him next.”
We can’t wait to read where the characters are now!