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Penguin celebrates their YA titles with ’90s teen movie series

Finally a safe space to indulge your Six Pence None The Richer fandom. In Toronto this summer, Penguin Teen Canada will pair three of its YA authors with screenings of iconic ’90s teen movies.

The monthly Penguin Teen Screen program, presented at the Revue Cinema (400 Roncesvalles Ave.), will kick off on June 20 when Gabrielle Moss introduces the Pygmalion goes to prom classic She’s All That. Moss is the author of Paperback Crush, a history of girl-centric ’80s series such as The Babysitters Club.

Dark magic reigns on July 18 when Isabel Sterling introduces the Goth greatness of high-school witch pic The Craft. Sterling’s recent book These Witches Don’t Burn features teen witches grappling with such ordinary high-school problems as parties, breakups, and a sinister roving Blood Witch.

Finally, Arvin Ahmadi closes out the series on August 22 with the tech anarchists of Hackers. Ahmadi’s Girl Gone Viral features a teen hacker who gets in over her head when she tries to win a contest to meet the billionaire behind a ubiquitous virtual-reality platform.

The authors will sign books before and after the screenings with books available to purchase through Another Story Bookshop. The series will be co-hosted by Longreads’s Queens of Infamy columnist Anne Thériault. Tickets are available through the Revue Cinema.