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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

I Love the '90s!

With shows like Full House being revived and Surge back on grocery store shelves, ‘90s nostalgia is at an all-time high. Keep the memories flowing with these ‘90s flashback titles:



The Future of Us by Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler

The year is 1996, and Emma has a brand-new computer. Her best friend Josh comes over with a CD that gives her 100 free hours on AOL. (Remember those!)  Once they log on, they discover that they are able to somehow login to Facebook. With every change they make, their Facebook status updates with a new life. An interesting commentary on the role that social media plays in our lives, The Future of Us is rich with references to ‘90s pop culture and will make any ‘90s kid smile.

As If!: The Oral History of Clueless as told by Amy Heckerling, the Cast and the Crew by Jen Chaney

Whether you love it or hate it, there is no denying that "Clueless" is one of the most iconic movies of the ‘90s. Clueless changed the language of teenagers, spawned fashion trends and created an everlasting legacy. Jen Chaney uses interviews from the cast and crew that take you from start to finish and beyond, describing how the movie was made and the legacy it created afterwards. A must read for fans of the movie and anyone who likes watching director commentaries.

Things I Can't Explain by Mitchell Kriegman

Part sequel, part reimagining of the classic series “Clarissa Explains it All.”  Clarissa Darling is now in her twenties and is an out of work journalist. A victim of the 2008 recession, Clarissa is a bit more serious but her eclectic wardrobe, obsessions and superstitions still live on. Along with Clarissa, we also learn what has happened to her parents (in the process of a divorce), her brother Ferguson (in jail!) and Sam (Where is Sam, anyway?).

-Alicia Rocconi, Patrick Henry Library

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