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Author Moss, Gabrielle, author.

Title Paperback crush : the totally radical history of '80s and '90s teen fiction / by Gabrielle Moss.

Publication Info. Philadelphia, PA : Quirk Books, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
 Canton Public Library - Adult Department  813.009 MOSS    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  002 MOSS, GABRIELLE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  809.8 MOSS    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  813.009 MOSS    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Whiton Branch - Non Fiction  813.009 MOSS    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  809.892 MOSS    Check Shelf
 New Britain, Main Library - Non Fiction  813.009 MOS    Check Shelf
 Simsbury Public Library - Non Fiction  813.0099 MOSS    Check Shelf
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  809 M85P    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  813.54 MOSS    Check Shelf

Description 255 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 244) and index.
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.
Summary "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 utterly beloved. Paperback crush dives in deep to this golden age with affection, history, and a little bit of snark"-- Publisher's description.
Subject Young adult fiction, American -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Teenage girls in literature.
DESIGN / Book.
HUMOR / Essays.
LITERARY CRITICISM / Subjects & Themes / Women.
Teenage girls in literature. (OCoLC)fst01145458
Young adult fiction, American. (OCoLC)fst01183089
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
ISBN 9781683690788 (paperback)
1683690788 (paperback)
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