20 Hilariously Photoshopped Paperbacks That Will Ruin Your Childhood

You’ll never look at ‘The Babysitter’s Club’ the same way again.

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Ok, I’ll admit it — when I first stumbled upon Paperback Paradise on Instagram (not to be confused with our own forthcoming feed), it took me a minute to realize something was off. At first glance, it looks like an innocent used book store hawking its wares online, as each caption consists only of a price (usually $1-4, not bad!). But upon further inspection, it becomes clear that your favorite editions of The Babysitter’s Club, Nancy Drew, The Hardy Boys, and dozens of other romance, sci-fi, and fantasy novels been ingeniously photoshopped. (You can even purchase their merch.)

These classic covers suddenly take on new, often dark twists: the babysitters are plotting murder, the Sweet Valley twins are getting called out for their white privilege, and the Hardy boys are now having very NSFW adventures. I won’t include some of the more explicit titles here, but be sure to check out them out on your own (if you dare).

BTW: This might ruin your childhood, but you’ll be laughing so hard you probably won’t care.

Below are some of the funniest Instagram posts from Paperback Paradise for your viewing pleasure.
Disclaimer: The images used in this post do not belong to Paperback Paris, but to their accredited creator.

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These are some covers that made me LMAO!

Be sure to share a few favorites of your own with us in the comments below!

Written by Justine Goode

LA-born reader. English major. Liberal with em-dashes.