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.



Perkins, Stephanie
My True Love Gave To Me
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"If you love holiday stories, holiday movies, made-for-TV-holiday specials, holiday episodes of your favorite sitcoms and, especially, if you love holiday anthologies, you're going to fall in love with My True Love Gave to Me: Twelve Holiday Stories by twelve bestselling young adult writers, edited by the international bestselling Stephanie Perkins. Whether you enjoy celebrating Christmas or Hanukkah, Winter Solstice or New Years, there's something here for everyone. So curl up by the fireplace and get cozy. You have twelve reasons this season to stay indoors and fall in love"-- Provided by publisher.  2014

 

Fiction

 

Albertalli, Becky
Simon vs. the Homo-Sapiens Agenda
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"Sixteen-year-old, not-so-openly-gay Simon Spier is blackmailed into playing wingman for his classmate or else his sexual identity--and that of his pen pal--will be revealed"-- Provided by publisher.  2015

 

Allen, Rachael
A Taxonomy of Love
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"The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it's . . . something at first sight. He knows she's special, possibly even magical. The pair become fast friends, climbing trees and planning world travels. After years of being outshone by his older brother and teased because of his Tourette syndrome, Spencer finally feels like he belongs. But as Hope and Spencer get older and life gets messier, the clear label of 'friend' gets messier, too. Through sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his trusty system of taxonomy. He wants to identify and classify their relationship, but in the end, he finds that life doesn't always fit into easy-to-manage boxes, and it's this messy complexity that makes life so rich and beautiful." -- Amazon.com.  2018

Brant, Wendy
Zenn Diagram
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An irresistible novel about math and romance, with a hint of the paranormal. Being a math genius is not exactly a ticket to popularity for seventeen-year-old Eva. Even worse, whenever she touches another person or their belongings, she gets glimpses of their emotions, secrets and insecurities, making her keep her distance from everyone. So when Eva realizes she can touch Zenn, a handsome and soulful artist, without getting visions. 2017
 

 

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.

Dessen, Sarah
Once and For All
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Louna's years working at her mother's wedding planning business--as well as the tragic end of her first love--have shaped her cynical views on romance, but the arrival of serial-dater Ambrose may start to change Louna's mind and give her a second chance at love. 2017
 

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.

 

Goldstein, Meredith
Chemistry Lessons
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For Maya, the equation for happiness is simple: a dream internship at MIT + two new science nerd friends + a perfect boyfriend = one amazing summer. Then Whit dumps her out of the blue. Maya discovers that before her death, her scientist mother was conducting research on manipulating pheromones to enhance human attraction. Can she use the research to get Whit back? Or will she have to trust the unmeasurables of love and attraction instead?  2018

 

Goo, Maurene
The Way You Make Me Feel
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Clara Shin lives for pranks and disruption. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working on his food truck, the KoBra, alongside her uptight classmate Rose Carver. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn't so bad. Maybe the boy named Hamlet (yes, Hamlet) crushing on her is pretty cute. Maybe Clara actually feels invested in her dad's business. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?  2018


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.

Halpern, Julie
Meant To Be
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In a world where the name of one's "meant to be" mate appears on one's chest at age eighteen, Aggy must decide whether to trust the phenomenon or follow her heart. 2017

Han, Jenny
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
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"Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent"-- Provided by publisher. 2014

 

Hand, Cynthia
My Lady Jane
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Edward is the King of England. He's also dying, which is inconvenient, as he's only sixteen and he'd rather be planning his first kiss than who will inherit his crown. Jane, Edward's cousin, is far more interested in books than romance. Unfortunately, Edward has arranged to marry her off to Gifford secure the line of succession. And Gifford is, well, a horse. That is, he is an Eðian (eth-y-un, for the uninitiated) who becomes a chestnut steed every morning, but wakes as a man at dusk, with a mouthful of hay. Very undignified. The plot thickens as the three are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy, and have to engage in some conspiring of their own. But can they pull off their plan before it's off with their heads?  2016

Honeybourn, Jennifer
Wesley James Ruined My Life
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Sixteen-year-old Quinn looks to get even with her worst enemy and now co-worker, Wesley, but when she starts to fall in love with him she has to decide whether she she wants to get revenge or get the boy. 2017

Keating, Lucy
Dreamology
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Experiencing dreams about her soulmate all of her life, Alice meets the real boy, Max, when she moves to a new school and finds that their real relationship is more complicated than their dream one. 2016

Konen, Leah
The Romantics
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When his first big relationship crumbles on the heels of his parents' painful separation, seventeen-year-old Gael is heartbroken until Love intervenes. 2016

Laskin, Pamela
Ronit and Jamil
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Pamela L. Laskin's beautiful and lyrical novel in verse delivers a fresh and captivating retelling of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet that transports the star-crossed lovers to the modern-day Israel-Palestine conflict. Ronit, an Israeli girl, lives on one side of the fence. Jamil, a Palestinian boy, lives on the other side. Only miles apart but separated by generations of conflict--much more than just the concrete blockade between them. Their fathers, however, work in a distrusting but mutually beneficial business arrangement, a relationship that brings Ronit and Jamil together. And lightning strikes. The kind of lightning that transcends barrier fences, war, and hatred. The teenage lovers fall desperately into the throes of forbidden love, one that would create an irreparable rift between their families if it were discovered. But a love this big can only be kept secret for so long. Ronit and Jamil must face the fateful choice to save their lives or their loves, as it may not be possible to save both. 2017

 

McCarthy, Cori
Now A Major Motion Picture
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In Ireland with her brother during the filming of a movie based on her grandmother's wildly popular Elementia trilogy, Iris, seventeen, decides to shut down production and end the annoying craze.  2018

 

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. 

 

Menon, Sandhya
From Twinkle, With Love
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Twinkle Mehra has stories she wants to tell and universes she wants to explore, if only the world would listen. When fellow film geek Sahil Roy approaches her to direct a movie for the upcoming Summer Festival, it's a dream come true. And it gets her closer to her longtime crush, Neil Roy, Sahil's twin brother. Slight inconvenience: in the course of movie-making, Twinkle falls in love with adorkable Sahil.  2018

 

Mont, Eve Marie
A Breath of Eyre
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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.

 

Murphy, Julie
Puddin'
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When circumstances put Millie Michalchuk and Callie Reyes together over the course of a semester, the girls realize they have more in common than they ever imagined.  2018

 

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.

 

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.

 

Pennington, Jessica
Love Stories and Other Lies
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Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she'll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam's determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she'll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she's brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam's under wraps. Breaking Vee's heart was never Cam's plan. All he wanted senior year was a new life, in a new town, uninterrupted by the tragedy he left behind. Then Vee swept him into a whirlwind of friendship, musical adventure, and a love he didn't expect or want. Now, he has a second chance to make it right. But things get complicated when ratings-crazy producers, cameramen, and fans are involved. Can he rewrite their love song with the whole world watching?--Provided by Publisher.  2018

 

Perez, Kristina
Sweet Black Waves
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"As best friend and lady-in-waiting to the princess, Branwen is guided by two principles: devotion to her homeland and hatred for the raiders who killed her parents. When she unknowingly saves the life of her enemy, he awakens her ancient healing magic and opens her heart. Branwen begins to dream of peace, but the princess she serves is not so easily convinced. Fighitng for what's right, even as her powers grow beyond her control, will set Branwen against her closest confidant and the man she's come to love."--Page [2] of cover.  2018

 

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.

Roberts, Lisa Brown
The Replacement Crush
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"After book blogger Vivian Galdi's longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart. But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission--and Vivian's zing meter--into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where she works, Dallas wages a counter-mission. Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf."-- Provided by publisher. 2016

 

Sorosiak, Carlie
Wild Blue Wonder
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Last June, the summer camp Quinn's family owns in Winship, Maine, was still a magical place, and Quinn fell in love with her best friend, Dylan. Then the accident happened. Now it's winter; the magic has drained from Quinn's life. The new boy in town, Alexander, doesn't see her as the monster she believes herself to be. And as Quinn lets herself open up again, she begins to understand the truth about love, loss, and monsters-- real and imagined. -- adapted from jacket.  2018

 

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.
 

Vivian, Siobhan
Stay Sweet
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Seventeen-year-old Amelia has looked forward to her last summer before college working at the Meade Creamery, but when the owner of the local landmark passes away her nephew has big changes in mind.  2018

West, Kasie
P.S. I Like You
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While zoning out in Chemistry class, Lily scribbles some of her favorite song lyrics onto her desk. The next day, she finds that someone has continued the lyrics on the desk, and added a message to her. Soon, Lily and her anonymous pen pal are exchanging full-on letters -- sharing secrets, recommending bands, and opening up to each other. Lily realizes she's kind of falling for this letter writer. Only who is he? As Lily attempts to unravel the mystery, and juggle school, friends, crushes, and her crazy family, she discovers that matters of the heart can't always be spelled out. 2016


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)

 

White, Sarah
Let Me List the Ways
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In her senior year of high school, Mackenzie wants to spend as much time as possible with her best friend, Nolan, since they will be attending different colleges, but she worries that sharing her real feelings will destroy their friendship.  2018


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.)

Yoon Nicola
The Sun Is Also a Star
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Natasha is a girl who believes in science and facts. Daniel has always been a good son and good student. But when he sees Natasha he forgets all that and believes there is something extraordinary in store for both of them. 2016