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Paperback crush : the totally radical history of '80s and '90s teen fiction

Author: Gabrielle Moss
Publisher: Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every twenty- or thirty-something woman knows these books. The pink covers, the flimsy paper, the zillion volumes in the series that kept you reading for your entire adolescence. Spurred by the commercial success of Sweet Valley High and The Babysitters Club, these were not the serious-issue YA novels of the 1970s, nor were they the blockbuster books of the Harry Potter and Twilight ilk. They were cheap, short, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gabrielle Moss
ISBN: 9781683690788 1683690788
OCLC Number: 1022200901
Description: 255 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Love: first kisses, first base, and goin' all the way --
Friends: BFFs, frenemies, and tweenage social clubs --
Family: kid brothers, snotty sisters, and good ol' mom and dad --
School: classmates, cafeterias, and group projects gone bad --
Jobs: babysitters, camp counselors, and teen sleuths --
Danger: tragedy, taboo topics, and other tough stuff --
Terror: stalkers, slashers, and freaky child ghosts.
Other Titles: Totally radical history of '80s and '90s teen fiction
Totally radical history of Eighties and Nineties teen fiction
Responsibility: by Gabrielle Moss.

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Bustle features editor Gabrielle Moss takes the reader on a nostaglic tour of teen book covers of yore, digging deep into the history of the genre as well as the stories behind the best-known series.  Read more...

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"Gabrielle Moss pays homage to the pastel-tinted golden years between Judy Blume and J.K. Rowling."--The Washington Post "A love letter to and analysis of the books that an entire generation read Read more...

 
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