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Themed Booklists

Romance and Relationships

Books on romance, dating, and relationships can be reassuring for teens, letting them know they’re not alone in their angst. Our list includes a little bit of everything — star-crossed romance, long-distance relationships, first love, impossible crushes, summer love, and heartbreak. Have we left anything out?

Flirting with Boys

Hailey Abbott
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Romance
Published:
2009
November Blues

November Blues

Sharon Draper
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Romance
Published:
2007
Beast

The Beast

Walter Dean Myers
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Romance
Published:
2003
The book of Luke

The Book of Luke

Jenny O'Connell
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Romance
Published:
2007

The Unwritten Rule

Elizabeth Scott
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Romance

The Summer I Turned Pretty

Jenny Han
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Romance
Published:
2009

Waiting for You

Susane Colasanti
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Romance

The Secret Edge

Robin Reardon
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Romance
Published:
2007

The Truth about Forever

Sarah Dessen
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Romance
street love

Street Love

Walter Dean Myers
Age Level:
YA
Genre:
Fiction, Poetry, Romance
Published:
2007
Genre:
Romance