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Teen Love Stories

 

Fiction

 

Summer Boys Hailey Abbot

Three cousins embrace summer while vacationing in Maine. J PB YA A

 

Squashed Joan Bauer

A 16-year-old pursues her two goals--growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing twenty pounds herself while strengthening her relationship with her father and meets a young man with interests similar to her own. J PB YA B

 

24 Girls in 7 Days Alex Bradley

Jack Grammar, average American senior, has no date to the prom. Or so he thinks. J PB YA B

Wuthering Heights Emily Bronte

The tale of the passionate yet thwarted love between Heathcliff and Catherine, and how their doomed romance eventually destroys both themselves and many around them.  J PB YA B

 

Honey, Baby, Sweetheart Deb Caletti

In the summer of her junior year, 16-year-old Ruby McQueen and her mother, both nursing broken hearts, set out on a journey to reunite an elderly woman with her long-lost love. J PB YA C

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower  Stephen Chbosky

A tale of adolescence whose hero is Charlie, a high school freshman in Pennsylvania. The novel follows Charlie as he is introduced to love, literature and more. J PB YA C

 

Truth or Dairy  Catherine Clark

17-year-old Courtney Von Dragen Smith, who finds solace in a diary after being dumped by her college-bound boyfriend, Dave, at the beginning o f senior year. J PB YA C

 

Nick and Norahís Infinite Playlist Rachel Cohn

High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart. J PB YA C

 

The Truth About Forever Sarah Dessen

The summer following her father's death, Macy plans to work at the library and wait for her brainy boyfriend to return from camp, but instead she goes to work at a catering business where she makes new friends and finally faces her grief. J PB YA D

 

Someone Like You Sarah Dessen

Halley's junior year of high school includes the death of her best friend Scarlett's boyfriend, the discovery that Scarlett is pregnant, and Halley's own first serious relationship. J PB YA D

 

this lullaby Sarah Dessen

Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician. J PB YA D

 

After Summer Nick Earls

An Australian teenager feels bored while vacationing at his mother's beach house and is worried about passing his final examinations until he meets an attractive local girl. J PB YA E

 

 

Will You Be My Brussels Sprout? Lucy Frank

An aspiring 16-year-old cellist falls in love with her friend's older brother and finds that the relationship is moving too quickly. J PB YA F

 

A Girl Named Summer Julie Garwood

15-year-old Summer falls hard for athletic, preppy David; loses him to an unworthy, manipulative 

female foe; and then wins him back. J PB YA G

 

Koertge- The Arizona Kid (jPB YA K)

16-year-old Billy comes to terms with his own values when he is sent to live with his gay uncle in Tucson and is introduced to the world of rodeos where he falls in love with an outspoken racehorse rider named Cara.

 

Korman- Son of the Mob (jPB YA K)

17-year-old Vince'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.

 

Levithan- Boy Meets Boy (jPB YA L)

Paul is smitten with Noah, and they are beginning a serious relationship when Kyle, Paulís ex, begins to complicate things.

 

The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things Carolyn Mackler

Fifteen-year-old Virginia tries to deal with her self-image, her first physical relationship, and her disillusionment with some of the people closest to her. J PB YA M

 

Sloppy Firsts Megan McCafferty

When her best friend, Hope, moves away from Pineville, New Jersey, 16-year-old Jessica Darling is devastated. How is she supposed to deal with the boy-and-shopping-crazy girls at school, her dad's

obsession with her track meets, and her nonexistent love life?  J PB YA M

 

rob&sara.com P.J. Peterson and Ivy Ruckman

Rob, who lives at a school for troubled teenagers, and Sara, the sixteen-year-old daughter of an army colonel, meet in a poetry chat-room and develop a close relationship via email. J PB YA P

 

The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman Louise Plummer

17-year-old Kate hopes for romance when her older brother's friend Richard comes to stay at their house during Christmas vacation.  J PB YA P

 

Enthusiasm Polly Shulman

Julie and Ashleigh, high school sophomores and Jane Austen fans, seem to fall for the same Mr. Darcy-like boy and struggle to hide their true feelings from one another while rehearsing for a school musical. J PB YA S

 

What My Mother Doesnít Know  Sonya Sones

In this free verse novel, Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches for Mr. Right. J PB YA S

 

Stargirl  Jerry Spinelli

In this story about the perils of popularity, the courage of nonconformity, and the thrill of first love, an eccentric student named Stargirl changes Mica High School forever. J PB YA S

 

How I Created My Perfect Prom Date Todd Strasser

When Brad asks someone else to the senior prom, Nicole resorts to a desperate measure-- she decides to make her next-door neighbor over into a dream date.  J PB YA S

 

 

Hard Love Ellen Wittlinger 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. J PB YA W

 

Heart on my Sleeve Ellen Wittlinger

From the end of high school to the beginning of college, Chloe and Julian deal with major changes in their families and friendships and explore their feelings for each other through emails, letters, and a visit. J PB YA W

 

My Darling, My Hamburger Paul Zindel

Four high school seniors struggle with the responsibilities of growing up, particularly the problems of an intimate relationship. J PB YA Z

 

 

 

Nonfiction

 

 

Can you relate? : real-world advice for teens on guys, girls, growing up, and getting along Annie Fox Answers letters received by Talk City's "The InSite" and provides advice about dealing with authority figures, handling problems with parents and siblings, making a relationship work, finding and keeping real friends, sex, and more topics important to teens. J PB YA SH F

 

Respect : a girl's guide to getting respect and dealing when your line is crossed Courtney Macavinta and Andrea Vander Pluym This smart, savvy book helps teen girls get respect and hold on to it no matter what. It covers topics they deal with daily, like body image, family, friends, the media, school, relationships, and rumors. It confronts tough issues like sexual harassment, date rape, sex, drugs, and alcohol. J PB YA NF M

 

ÖAny Advice? Tucker Shaw and Fiona Gibb

All your questions about life, love, friendship, dating, self-image, and more are in this book--with answers and advice on how to deal with them. J PB YA SH S

 

 

 

Booklist adapted by Lexi Henshel from Jessica Coutuís Romance Novels For Teens List.

January 2008