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Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction

by Gabrielle Moss Author

Need a little history on the underrated paperback writings of the 80's and 90's? Paperback Crush is about all those authors that didn't draw audiences the Harry Potter-type young adult novels that came later, but weren't necessarily about socio-economics issues either. These were the novels that you could get for cheap and lose yourself in for hours. Explore the classics from this era and their spin-offs with Gabrielle Moss, an author of books like GLOP: Nontoxic and Expensive Ideas That Will Make You Look Ridiculous, and the features editor for Bustle, as she brings you on a trip down memory lane, where you can explore your old favorites or learn about some hidden gems. If you absorbed Sweet Valley High, the Babysitters Club, and Goosebumps, this smartly irreverent history will bring you back. Or if you didn't get to read them at the time, now you can finally figure out what the fuss was all about.