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Teen Romance

A list of great teen romance books curated by MPL Librarians

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Ashley
Herring Blake
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
2017

All Grace wants is to make it through the summer and her senior year before attending a prestigious performing arts college. Her best-laid plans are disrupted by her mother's impulsive changes, and the arrival of Eva, a beautiful girl with a troubled past of her own. 

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Julie
Murphy
Balzer + Bray
2015

Willowdean, self-proclaimed fat girl and Dolly Parton-fanatic, is determined to be in charge of how her mother, classmates, and small town view her. Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with hunky Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. (Goodreads)

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Becky
Albertalli
Balzer + Bray
2018

Leah has great friends, a great band, and graduation in sight. But she's never had a relationship. Is there still time for Leah to live out the classic high school experiences she dreams about? (Spoiler alert: Of course there is.)

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Mackenzi
Lee
HarperCollins
2017

One last summer romp throughout Europe with his best friend Percy and Monty is determined that he will FINALLY tell Percy how he feels about him. Unexpected chaperones, detours, and pirates hilariously disrupt Percy and Monty's carefully planned trip but perhaps provide a better adventure than they ever expected.  

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Meredith
Russo
Flatiron
2016

New school, new name, new pronouns. Amanda is excited to have a fresh start. But how will her new friends and love interest react when they find out that Amanda is transgender?

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Emery
Lord
Bloomsbury
2016

Summer romance hits Jonah and Vivi, hard. As they fall in love, they learn that each has struggles that they can support each other through. But what happens when love simply isn't enough?

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Jenny
Han
Simon & Schuster
2014

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them… all at once? Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. (Goodreads)

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Maurene
Goo
FSG
2017

Desi decides that the best way to get a boyfriend is by following the tropes of Korean Dramas-- including but not limited to "Be in an Obviously Lopsided Love Triangle" and "Have a Secret Dream that Brings You Closer to the Guy."

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Aisha
Saeed
Nancy Paulsen
2015

How far would you go to get back to the boy and the home you love?

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Sendaya
Menon
Simon Pulse
2017

Can you fall in love with the boy your parents arranged for you to marry? Should you? Coffee, computer programming, and hijinks abound.

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Morgan
Matson
Simon & Schuster
2018

The perfect family. The wedding of the year. The return of the boy next door. What could possibly go wrong?

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Jenn
Bennett
Simon Pulse
2017

In this delightfully charming teen spin on You’ve Got Mail, the one guy Bailey Rydell can’t stand is actually the boy of her dreams—she just doesn’t know it yet. (GoogleBooks)