Tales of Love and Heartbreak: Romance in Teen Fiction
Behrens, And. All the Way
YAFICT BEHRENS ANDY All
Hoping to have sex for the first time with a girl he has met on the Internet, 17-year-old Ian drives with his two best friends from Illinois to South Carolina.
Caletti, Deb. Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
YAFICT CALETTI DEB Honey, B ; YPBK C
In the summer of her junior year, sixteen-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. This lyrical, multigenerational story of love, loss, and redemption speaks to everyone who has ever been in love -- and lived to tell the tale.
Colasanti, Susan. Waiting for You
NEW YAFICT COLASANT SUSANE Waiting
Fifteen-year-old high school sophomore Marisa, who has an anxiety disorder, decides that this is the year she will get what she wants--a boyfriend and a social life--but things do not turn out exactly the way she expects them to.
Daly, Maureen. Seventeenth Summer
Angie, living with her family in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, finds herself in love for the first time the summer after high school graduation.
Dessen, Sarah. This Lullaby
YAFICT DESSEN SARAH This ; YPBK D
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.
Garcia, Kami. Beautiful Creatures
YAFICT GARCIA KAMI
Living in small South Carolina town, where it seems little has changed since the Civil War, sixteen-year-old Ethan is powerfully drawn to Lena, a new classmate with whom he shares a psychic connection and whose family hides a dark secret that may be revealed on her sixteenth birthday.
Han, Jenny. It's Not Summer Without You
NEW YAFICT HAN JENNY It's
Teenaged Isobel "Belly" Conklin, whose life revolves around spending the summer at her mother's best friend's beach house, reflects on the tragic events of the past year that changed her life forever.
Hand, Elizabeth. Illyria
NEW YAFICT HAND ELIZABET Illyria
Teenage cousins Madeleine and Rogan, who share twin souls and a sexual relationship, are cast in a school production of Twelfth Night that forces them to confront their respective strengths and future prospects.
Hardy, Mark. Nothing Pink
YAFICT HARDY MARK Nothing
Vincent Harris, the teenaged son of a Baptist minister, has always known he is gay and uses his faith to avoid any sinful thoughts or acts, but when his family moves to a new church in the late 1970s he meets Robert Ingle, falls in love, and begins to wonder if God is really asking him to repent and change.
Hautman, Pete. Big Crunch
NEW YAFICT HAUTMAN PETE BIG CRUN
Rejecting melodramatic teen notions about romance, friends Jen and Wes wonder about their growing attraction to each other in the face of such challenges as a pity date and views that differ.
Headley, Justin. North of Beautiful
YAFICT HEADLEY JUSTINA North of
Terra, a sensitive, artistic high school senior born with a facial port-wine stain, struggles with issues of inner and outer beauty with the help of her Goth classmate Jacob.
Horner, Emily. A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend
NEW YAFICT HORNER EMILY Love
As she tries to sort out her feelings of love, seventeen-year-old Cass, a spunky math genius with an introverted streak, finds a way to memorialize her dead best friend.
Jordan, June His Own Where
YAFICT JORDAN JUNE His
With their lives spinning out of control, sixteen-year-old Buddy Rivers and his girl friend Angela create their own way of staying alive in Brooklyn in the mid-1960s.
Joseph, Danielle. Indigo Blues
Indigo never asked to be famous (or infamous) but such was her fate for briefly dating (and dumping) Adam Spade--yes, THE Adam from the indie rock band who wrote "Indigo Blues", the song that gave the band overnight success. Adam won't stop calling Indigo, and according to him, he can't stop thinking about her…
Kate, Lauren. Fallen
YAFICT KATE LAUREN Fallen
Starting over in a hostile reform school after her boyfriend dies under suspicious circumstances, 17-year-old Luce learns the dark stories of some of her new classmates and becomes infatuated with handsome Daniel before learning that he is a fallen angel doomed to love and lose the same girl repeatedly.
Lissner, Caren. Carrie Pilby
When her therapist prescribes a five-point plan to help her interact with other people, Carrie Pilby, a judgmental social misfit, gets involved with a colorful cast of characters and finds her eyes opened to a new world.
Lo, Melinda. Ash
YAFICT LO MALINDA Ash
In this variation on the Cinderella story, Ash grows up believing in the fairy realm that the king and his philosophers have sought to suppress, until one day she must choose between a handsome fairy and the king's huntress.
Lyga, Barry. The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl
YAFICT LYGA BARRY Fanboy
A fifteen-year-old "geek" who keeps a list of the high school jocks and others who torment him, and pours his energy into creating a great graphic novel, encounters Kyra, Goth Girl, who helps change his outlook on almost everything, including himself.
Lynch, Chris Inexcusable
YAFICT LYNCH CHRIS Inexcusa
High school senior and football player Keir sets out to enjoy himself on graduation night, but when he attempts to comfort a friend whose date has left her stranded, things go terribly wrong.
Mackall, Dandi Eva Underground
YAFICT MACKALL DANDI DA Eva
Forced to leave her happy world in Chicago behind in order to move with her father to Communist Poland of 1978 where he will assist a radical underground movement, Eva Lott finds the transition unbearable, yet when she meets a handsome new friend, Eva begins to think she may finally be able to find a life for herself in her new land after all.
Mackler, Carolyn. Tangled
NEW YAFICT aMACKLER CAROLYN Tangled
The lives of four very different teenagers become entangled in ways that none of them could have imagined after a short stay at a Caribbean resort.
Matson, Morgan. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour
NEW YAFICT MATSON MORGAN Amy
A tale presented in the style of a scrapbook follows the experiences of Amy Curry, who relocates from California to Connecticut for her senior year after the tragic, accidental death of her father, a challenging new start marked by unexpected feelings for a childhood friend.
McVoy, Terra Elan. After the Kiss
NEW YAFICT MCVOY TERRA EL After
In alternating chapters, two high school senior girls in Atlanta reveal their thoughts and frustrations as they go through their final semester of high school.
Myers, Walter Dean. Street Love
YAFICT MYERS WALTER Street
This story told in free verse is set against a background of street gangs and poverty in Harlem in which seventeen-year-old African American Damien takes a bold step to ensure that he and his new love will not be separated.
Nicholson, William. Rich and Mad
NEW YAFICT NICHOLSO WILLIAM Rich
Seventeen-year-olds Maddy Fisher and Rich Ross yearn for love, and after their first attempts at relationships go awry, they find one another and form a deep bond that can only be expressed one way.
Nilsson, Per. Heart's Delight
YAFICT NILSSON PER Hearts ; YPBK N
As a sixteen-year-old looks at and systematically destroys each of his mementos of Ann-Kathrin, he replays scenes from their relationship and realizes that it was not the great romance he believed it to be.
Pearce, Jackson. As You Wish
YAFICT PEARCE JACKSON As
When a genie arrives to grant sixteen-year-old Viola's wish to feel she belongs, as she did before her best friend/boyfriend announced that he is gay, her delay in making wishes gives her and the mysterious Jinn time to fall in love.
Richards, Jame. Three Rivers Rising: A Novel of the Johnstown Flood
NEW YAFICT RICHARDS JAME Three
Sixteen-year-old Celestia is a wealthy member of the South Fork Fishing and Hunting Club, where she meets and falls in love with Peter, a hired hand who lives in the valley below, and by the time of the torrential rains that lead to the disastrous Johnstown flood of 1889, she has been disowned by her family and is staying with him in Johnstown.
Stiefvater, Maggie. Shiver
YAFICT STIEFVAT MAGGIE Shiver
In all the years she has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house, Grace has been particularly drawn to an unusual yellow-eyed wolf who, in his turn, has been watching her with increasing intensity.
Van Diepen, Allison. Raven
YAFICT VAN DIEP ALLISON Raven
New York City breakdancer Nicole loves fellow dancer Zin, who keeps her at a distance, harboring a very old secret.
Whittenberg, Allison. Tutored
NEW YAFICT WHITTENB ALLISON Tutored
Approaching life from very different cultural and social perspectives, Hakiam and Wendy find challenges in their respective personalities when they are thrown together at a tutoring center, a partnership that is tested by Hakiam's indifferent family and Wendy's personal losses.