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Young Adult Romance Books

Guest Author - Paula Laurita

Here are some humorous, paranormal, realistic, and tragic love stories. Some books will appeal more to younger teens while others are written with older teens in mind.

YA Abbott, Summer Boys
It's summer. It's hot. And it's time to hook up. Cousins Ella, Beth, and Jamie are at their family's beach house for the summer, and they're gearing up for the wildest time of their lives.

YA Cabbot, Teen Idol
When teenage heartthrob Luke Stryker shows up at a small-town high school to research for a movie role, he persuades junior Jenny Greenley to use her talents to change things at school for the better.

YA Caletti, Wild Roses
Cassie Morgan lives with a time bomb--her stepfather. To the public, he is a famous violin player and composer. To Cassie he is a self-centered bully. Before, Cassie was angry. Now she is afraid.

YA Clare, City of Bones
Suddenly able to see demons 15-year-old Clary Fray is drawn into a bizarre world when her mother disappears and Clary is almost killed by a monster.

YA Colasanti, When It Happens
High school seniors Sara and Tobey attempt to figure out what is important in life as they try to balance their preparations for their futures with their enjoyment of the present.

YA Dessen, The Truth About Forever
The summer after her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her boyfriendís return from camp, but she goes to work at a catering business, making new friends and facing her grief.

YA Elkeles, How To Ruin A Summer Vacation
When 16-year-old Amy goes to Israel for a summer vacation with a father she barely knows, she is not prepared for his Jewish family and the changes they bring about in her life.

YA Goldman, The Princess Bride
What happens when the most beautiful girl in the world marries the handsomest prince of all time and he turns out to be...well...a lot less than the man of her dreams?

YA Haddix, Just Ella
In this continuation of the Cinderella story, 15-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming's proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.

YA Lubar, Sleeping Freshman Never Lie
While navigating his first year of high school and awaiting the birth of his new baby brother, Scott loses old friends and gains some unlikely new ones as he hones his skills as a writer.

YA Marr, Wicked Lovely
Aislinn, who has the ability to see faeries, is drawn against her will into a centuries-old battle. The survival of her life and love hang in the balance.

YA McCafferty, Sloppy Firsts
When her best friend moves away, 16-year-old Jessica is devastated and finds it difficult to deal with the girls at school, her obsessive parents, and her lack of a love life.

YA McMann, Wake
Janie Hannagan is uncontrollably drawn into other people's dreams, but when she befriends a nursing home patient and becomes involved with an enigmatic fellow-student that she discovers her true power.

YA Rosoff, How I Live Now
To get away from her pregnant stepmother in New York, 15-year-old Daisy goes to England to stay with her aunt, whom she instantly likes, but soon war breaks out and rips them apart while devastating the land.

YA Sones, What My Mother Doesnít Know
Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches for Mr. Right.

YA Wittlinger, Hard Love
After starting to publish a zine in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, 16-year-old John meets an unusual girl and begins to develop a healthier personality.

YA Zevin, Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac
After a nasty fall, Naomi realizes that she has no memory of the last four years and finds herself reassessing every aspect of her life.

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