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80’s On My Mind: YA set in the 80’s

It has come to my attention that some people consider stories set in the 80’s to be historical fiction and I honestly don’t think I’m okay with that. There are children out there referring to the 1980s and 1990s “the late 1900’s”…what?! But if you think that to be true—DON’T TELL ME—and are looking for books that fit, that “era” we have a list for you. I’m sure in the next few years this will become a real thing, and everyone will have stories set in those awesome decades, where they will say, “Check out this new book. It’s set in the 80’s. You like historical fiction, right?”
Do you hear that? It’s the sound of me sobbing. But I hope this list makes you happy, because the books are all really good, even if you stand by me and the 80’s were NOT that long ago. (Did I just date myself more with that cinematic reference? SOB.)