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

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Quirk Books
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7.0 X 0.9 X 8.9 inches | 1.9 pounds
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About the Author
Gabrielle Moss is the author of GLOP: Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas That Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious (HarperCollins, 2016). She is a features editor at Bustle and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, Slate,, the Hairpin, and many other fine publications. She lives in New York City. She is definitely a Jessica. Follow her on Twitter @Gaby_Moss.
"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 voraciously."-- Buzzfeed News

"A researched and nostalgic look back at what made the genre so successful, from cover art and feminist themes to fan favorite authors and publishers."--Chicago Tribune

"A history lesson, sociological study, and nostalgia trip in one."--Hello Giggles

"A nostalgic and hilarious tour through teen bookshelves and the Golden Age of YA literature."--Bitch Media

"Remember the days of The Baby-Sitters Club, Sweet Valley High, and The Saddle Club? If not, Paperback Crush will jog your memory in the loveliest possible way."--Brit + Co

"Writer Gabrielle Moss has a chatty, let's-dish tone that works well for this trip down nostalgia road."-- Deseret News

"A humorous and nostalgic ode to favorite YA series of the era, from The Baby-Sitters Club, Sweet Valley High, and beyond."--Publishers Weekly

"Part history, part snark, part love letter to the past, Paperback Crush is the hilarious pop culture history book millennial readers have been waiting for."--Bustle

"YA history buffs and academics alike will want to read, reminisce, and chuckle through this fun and well-done work."--School Library Journal, Starred Review

"Moss' lovingly snarky writing style will fuel former teen-girl paperback readers' appreciation, and the 1980s-style graphic design adds to the nostalgia."--Booklist

"Reading the book is like having a conversation with a close friend with a shared obsession for young adult literature."--Foreword Reviews

"Paperback Crush: The Totally Radical History of '80s and '90s Teen Fiction filters the Rosebuds of Moss's literary innocence through the bright lens of experience."--The Amazon Book Review

"This is not your typical history of fiction book, as it is funny, quirky, self-deprecating, and just downright fun."--Geeks of Doom

"A deep retrospective of teen romance novels of the '80s, '90's, and early '00s."--