ROMANCE

Non-Fiction

 

Mora, Pat
Dizzy in Your Eyes: Poems About Love
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The award-winning author of A Library for Juana presents a collection of 50 poems featuring teen narrators who share their thoughts about love or heartbreak, in a volume that also explores a variety of poetic forms. 2010.

Abbott, Hailey
Mistletoe
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Working in a winter wonderland / Aimee Friedman -- Have yourself a merry little breakup / Hailey Abbott -- Scenes from
a cinematic New Year's / Nina Malkin -- The Christmas choos / Melissa de la Cruz. 2006. (13 yrs. & up)

 

Fiction

Abbott, Hailey
The Bridesmaid  
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Working in the family business as an assistant to numerous weddings, Abby is certain that marriage, or anything associated with it, is not for her, yet when her sister declares that she is getting married and wants Abby as her maid of honor, Abby must find the strength to get through yet another social fiasco just waiting to happen! 2005. (12 yrs. & up)

Cabot, Meg
Princess in Love 
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In a series of humorous diary entries, a New York City ninth grader agonizes over her love life, final exams, and future role
as the princess of Genovia. 75,000 first printing. 2002. (12-14 yrs.)

 

Caine, Rachel
Prince of Shadows
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The star-crossed tale of Romeo and Juliet, told through the eyes of Romeo's cousin, Benvolio, a thief known as the Prince of Shadows.  2014.

 

Carlson, Melody
My Amish Boyfriend
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Sixteen-year-old Shannon McNamara has exciting plans for the summer, and she can't wait to get to them. Unbeknownst to her, however, her widowed and ailing mother has plans of her own--to relocate them both to the heart of Amish country in Ohio where she has relatives who can look after her. Shannon quickly learns that living a "simple" life is actually a lot of hard work. But when a hot young Amish guy named Ezra enters the picture, she's ready to get an Amish makeover and even consider making it a permanent change. But does Ezra share her attraction? Will Shannon really make the jump into this new way of life? And will it be for the right reasons?  2014.

Carroll, Jenny
Shadowland 
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When sixteen-year-old Susannah, a mediator between the deceased and the living, moves across the country to live with her new stepfamily, she finds Jesse, a 19th century ghost, in her new bedroom. 2000. (14 & up)

Cheshire, Simon
Kissing Vanessa 
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Fifteen-year-old Kevin Watts has plans to do better in school, but when the next term begins he is smitten by his new
classmate, Vanessa, and he focuses all of his energy on getting close to her with the help of his friend Jack, a self-professed babe magnet and relationship guru. 2003.  
(12 yrs. & up)

Clark, Catherine
Icing on the Lake 
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As Kirsten spends winter break avoiding her best friends' match-making attempts, she is distracted by the new guy who
shows up to shovel the driveway after yet another snowstorm. 2006. (12-14 yrs.)

Clements, Bruce
Tom Loves Anna Loves Tom 
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Almost from the first moment he sees Anna, Tom knows that he loves her, and although she is cautious at first, they
quickly develop a very special relationship. 1990. (12 & up)

Cooney, Caroline B.
Both Sides of Time 
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A hopeless romantic who feels out of place, fifteen-year-old Annie Lockwood travels through time to 1895, where she is
enchanted by the traditions of the period and where she falls in love, but fears she cannot stay. 1995. (12 yrs.& up)

 

Dalton, Michelle
Fifteenth Summer
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Fifteen-year-old Chelsea and her family are spending the summer at a cottage on the shore of Lake Michigan where Chelsea meets and falls for Josh--the cute and shy employee at the new bookstore in town.  2103.

Duble, Kathleen Benner
Hearts of Iron
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In early 1800s Connecticut, fifteen-year-old Lucy tries to decide whether to marry her childhood friend who unhappily
toils at the Mt. Riga iron furnace or the young man from Boston who has come to work in her father's store. 2006. (10-14yrs.)

 

Fogalin, Adrian
The Big Nothing
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A middle-schooler struggles to cope with major family problems, including a brother who might be heading for the Persian Gulf, but finds an escape in piano lessons and the dream of a romance with a popular girl.  2004.

Garwood, Julie
A Girl Named Summer
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When Summer Matthews learns that her new boyfriend, David Marshall, admires girl athletes, she lies and tells him she's a
track runner, and begins training for a six-mile race in order to impress him. 1986. (12-14 yrs.)

 

Goldman, William
The Princess Bride
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A classic swashbuckling romance retells the tale of a drunken swordsman and a gentle giant who come to the aid of Westley, a handsome farm boy, and Buttercup, a princess in dire need of rescue from the evil schemers surrounding her.  1998.

 

Gordon, Korman
Son of the Mob 
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Seventeen-year-old Vince Luca's life is constantly complicated by the fact that he is the son of a powerful Mafia boss, a
relationship that threatens to destroy his romance with the daughter of an FBI agent. 2002. (12 yrs. & up)


Guibord, Maurissa
Warped
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When seventeen-year-old Tessa Brody comes into possession of an ancient unicorn tapestry, she is plummeted into
sixteenth-century England, where her life is intertwined with that of a handsome nobleman who is desperately trying to
escape a terrible fate.  2011.

Gunn, Robin Jones
A Heart Full of Hope 
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Sixteen-year-old Christy is swept off her feet by Rick, a handsome Christian boy who wants to go steady with her, but her friendship with Todd makes her decision a difficult one. 1999. (12 yrs. & up)

Hartinger, Brent
The Last Chance Texaco 
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Having been bounced around within the foster system for eight years, fifteen-year-old orphan Lucy Pitt ends up in the
worst home of them all with nearly no support, but an unlikely friendship with a new roommate and a determination to
succeed keeps Lucy on the path to a hopeful future. 2004. (12 yrs. & up)

 

Heath, Lorraine
Samantha and the Cowboy
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2002.

 

Jones, Carrie
Girl, Hero
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High school freshman Lily pours her heart out in letters to her hero, dead movie star John Wayne, in which she tells him about the death of her beloved stepfather, her mother's abusive boyfriends, her fears that her father is gay, getting the lead in the high school play, and her burgeoning romance with a classmate who reminds her of Mr. Wayne.  2008.

Kephart, Beth
Undercover
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High school sophomore Elisa is used to observing while going unnoticed except when classmates ask her to write love notes for them, but a teacher's recognition of her talent, a "client's" desire for her friendship, a love of ice skating, and her parent's marital problems draw her out of herself. 2007. (12 yrs. & up)

Kerr, M.E.
I Stay Near You
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A gold ring mysteriously manipulates generation after generation of bearers, beginning with Mildred, who receives the ring from her boyfriend, the richest boy in town, before he leaves to fight in World War II. 1997. (12 & up)

Klause, Annette Curtis
Blood and Chocolate 
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Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom. 1997. (14 yrs. & up)

Les Becquets, Diane
Love, Cajun Style  
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Teenage Lucy learns about life and love with the help of her friends and saucy Tante Pearl over the course of one hot Louisiana summer before her senior year of high school. 2005. (13-16 yrs.)

Lester, Julius
Cupid: A Tale of Love and Desire
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Cupid, the spoiled and mischievous god of love, is attracted to and marries the beautiful mortal, Phyche, and both learn many lessons about the nature of love. 2007. (12 yrs. & up)

Levithan, David
How They Met: And Other Stories
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A collection of eighteen stories describing the surprises, sacrifices, doubts, pain, and joy of falling in love. 2008. (14 yrs. & up)

 

Luddy, Karon
Spelldown: The Big Time Dreams of a Small Town Word Whiz
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In 1969, the town of Red Clover, South Carolina, led by an enthusiastic new Latin teacher, supports thirteen-year-old Karlene as she wins her school spelling bee and strives to qualify for the National Bee, despite family problems and a growing desire for romance.  2007.

 

McColl, Michaela
Prisoners in the Palace
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Recently orphaned and destitute, seventeen-year-old Liza Hastings earns a position as a lady's maid to sixteen-year-old Princess Victoria at Kensington Palace in 1836, the year before Victoria becomes Queen of England.  2010. 

Maxwell, Katie
The Year My Life Went Down the Loo  
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Emily finds it difficult to adjust when her family moves from Seattle to England, and e-mails her friend back home all of her troubles. 2003. (12-14 yrs.)

Miller, Kirsten
The Eternal Ones
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Experiencing recurring visions of a romance from a past life that ended tragically, dressmaker Haven leaves the home of her tyrannical grandmother to start over in New York, where she falls in love with a man who is under suspicion for murder and who Haven finds both familiar and threatening.  (14 yrs. and older)

 

Mont, Eve Marie
A Breath of Eyre
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A Breath of Eyre
Emma Townsend, who sympathizes with the titular character in "Jane Eyre," finds herself lost in Jane's nineteenth-century world when a lightning storm catapults her right into Jane's body.  2012.

 

Mont, Eve Marie
A Touch of Scarlet
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Myracle, Lauren
The Infinite Moment of Us
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As high school graduation nears, Wren Gray is surprised to connect with gentle Charlie Parker, a boy with a troubled past who has loved her for years, while she considers displeasing her parents for the first time and changing the plans for her future.  2013.

 

Napoli, Donna Jo
The Smile
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In Renaissance Italy, Elisabetta longs for romance, and when Leonardo da Vinci introduces her to Guiliano de Medici, whose family rules Florence but is about to be deposed, she has no inkling of the romance--and sorrow--that will ensue.  2008.

 

Nillson, Per
Heart's Delight
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As a sixteen-year-old looks at and systematically destroys each of his mementos of Ann-Kathrin, he replays scenes from their relationship and realizes that it was not the great romance he believed it to be.  2003.

 

Patrice, Kindl
Keeping the Castle
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In order to support her family and maintain their ancient castle in Lesser Hoo, seventeen-year-old Althea bears the burden of finding a wealthy suitor who can remedy their financial problems.  2012.

 

Perkins, Stephanie
Anna and the French Kiss
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When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.  2010.

 

Perkins, Stephanie
Isla and the Happily Ever After
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Isla has had a crush on classmate Josh since their freshman year at the School of America in Paris, but after a chance encounter over the summer in Manhattan they return to France for their senior year where they are forced to confront challenges every young couple in love must face.  2014.


Plummer, Louise
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman 
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Seventeen-year-old Kate hopes for romance when her older brother's friend Richard comes to stay at their house during Christmas vacation. 1995. (12 - 14 yrs.)


Rennison, Louise
Startled by His Furry Shorts
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With Masimo, Dave the Laugh, and Robbie all knocking down her door, Georgia Nicolson must find a way to manage her interested ensemble of cute boys in order to figure out which one is just the right fit for her. 2006. (12-14 yrs.)

 

 

Spears, Kat
Sway
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High school senior Jesse Alderman, or "Sway," as he's known, could sell hell to a bishop. He also specializes in getting things people want - term papers, a date with the prom queen, fake IDs. He has few close friends and he never EVER lets emotions get in the way. For Jesse, life is simply a series of business transactions. But when Ken Foster, captain of the football team, leading candidate for homecoming king, and all-around jerk, hires Jesse to help him win the heart of the angelic Bridget Smalley, Jesse finds himself feeling all sorts of things. While following Bridget and learning the intimate details of her life, he falls helplessly in love for the very first time. He also finds himself in an accidental friendship with Bridget's belligerent and self-pitying younger brother who has cerebral palsy. Suddenly, Jesse is visiting old folks at a nursing home in order to run into Bridget, and offering his time to help the less fortunate, all the while developing a bond with this young man who idolizes him. Could the tin man really have a heart after all?  2014.

 

Standiford, Natalie
Can True Love Survive High School?
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Revisits the lives of three high school sophomores as Lina gives up on Dan, Madison gets a lesson in meddling, and Holly neglects Rob and the girls to help Britta cope with an all-consuming, love-at-first-sight romance.  2005.

 

Stone, Tamra Ireland
Time Between Us
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In 1995 Evanston, Illinois, sixteen-year-old Anna's perfectly normal life is turned upside-down when she meets Bennett, whose ability to travel through space and time creates complications for them both.  2012.

 

Stone, Tamra Ireland
Time After Time
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Told from his point of view, continues the love story of Bennett, a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco, and Anna, sixteen, of 1995 Evanston, Illinois, as they try to make their relationship work despite his fear that it is not meant to be.  2013.



Temple, Frances
The Beduins' Gazelle 
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In 1302, two cousins of the nomadic Beni Khalid tribe who are betrothed become separated by political intrigue between
warring tribes. 1996. (12 yrs. & up)

 

Van Draanen, Wendelin
Confessions of a Serial Kisser
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After reading her mother's secret collection of romance novels during her parent's difficult separation, seventeen-year-old Evangeline Logan begins a quest for the perfect kiss.  2008.

 

Wallace, Rich
Dishes
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Nineteen-year-old Danny spends an eventful summer in Maine, looking for romance, working as a "straight" dishwasher in a gay bar, and trying to reconnect with his estranged father.  2008.

 

Wilkins, Rose
So Super Stylish
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Sixteen-year-old Octavia Clairbrook-Cleeve is trying to maintain a low profile at her new public school, but with her actress-mother's new romance in all the tabloids, Octavia's life is just too complicated.  2006.

Wittlinger, Ellen
Heart on My Sleeve 
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Having met each other while visiting a college, Chloe and Julian begin a long-distance relationship and come to know one another through a series of emails, letters, postcards, and instant messages, but both are still nervous about what they have to offer and worry if the relationship will hold up when they finally spend actual time together in person. 2004. (13 yrs. & up)

Wittlinger, Ellen
Razzle
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When his retired parents buy a group of tourist cabins on Cape Cod, fifteen-year-old Kenyon Baker's days are filled with repair work until he becomes friends with an eccentric girl and makes her the subject of a series of photographs. 2001. (12-14 yrs.)