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A hilarious and nostalgic trip through the history of paperback pre-teen series of the 80s and 90s.

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Gaby Moss is a Features Editor at Bustle and the author of GLOP- Nontoxic, Expensive Ideas That Will Make You Look Ridiculous and Feel Pretentious (HarperCollins, 2016). A self-proclaimed "elderly tween," her writing has appeared in Slate, GQ.com, The Hairpin, and many other fine publications. She lives in New York with a massive collection of BSC books.

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"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 "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

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