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Best Young Adult Romance Books

The young adult romance sub-genre fits into the young adult fiction that categories these books as those written for readers age 12-18.

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The Fault in Our Stars book cover
The Fault in Our Stars
John Green - 2014-04-08 (first published in 2012)
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Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten. Insightful, bold, irreverent, and r...
To All the Boys I've Loved Before book cover
To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Jenny Han - 2018-07-10
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Lara Jean 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 can pour out her heart and soul and say all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes onl...
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The Sun Is Also a Star
Nicola Yoon - 2019-03-05 (first published in 2016)
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Now a major motion picture starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton! The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist from the bestselling author of Everything, Everything will have you falling in love with Natasha and Daniel as they fall in love with each other! Natasha: I'm a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not ...
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Anna and the French Kiss
Stephanie Perkins - 2011-08-04
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Anna is looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. Which is why she is less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris--until she meets Étienne St. Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all...including a serious girlfrie...
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Geekerella
Ashley Poston - 2017-04-04
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Cinderella goes to the con in this fandom-fueled twist on the classic fairy tale.Part romance, part love letter to nerd culture, and all totally adorbs, Geekerella is a fairy tale for anyone who believes in the magic of fandom. Geek girl Elle Wittimer lives and breathes Starfield, the classic sci-fi series she grew up watching with her late father....
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Becky Albertalli - 2016-06-07
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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. ...
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Red, White & Royal Blue
A Novel
Casey McQuiston - 2019-05-14
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What happens when America's First Son falls in love with the Prince of Wales?When his mother became President, Alex Claremont-Diaz was promptly cast as the American equivalent of a young royal. Handsome, charismatic, genius—his image is pure millennial-marketing gold for the White House. There's only one problem: Alex has a beef with the actual pri...
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Today Tonight Tomorrow
Rachel Lynn Solomon - 2021-06-01 (first published in 2020)
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Today, she hates him. It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high school, clashing on test scores, student council elections, and even gym class pull-up contests. While Rowan, who secretly wants to write romance novels, is anxious about the future, she’d love to beat her infuriating nemesis o...
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Love from A to Z
S. K. Ali - 2020-06-09 (first published in 2019)
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“The bighearted, wildly charming, painfully real love story I’ve been waiting for.” —Becky Albertalli, New York Times bestselling author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda “Heartfelt and powerful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From William C. Morris Award Finalist S.K. Ali comes an unforgettable romance that is The Sun Is Also a Star meets An...
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Love & Gelato
Jenna Evans Welch - 2017-05-02 (first published in 2016)
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A summer in Italy turns into a road trip across Tuscany in this sweeping debut novel filled with romance, mystery, and adventure.Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kin...
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
Felix Ever After by Kacen Callender
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Autoboyography by Christina Lauren
Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
The Stars and the Blackness Between Them by Junauda Petrus
Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
The Wrath & the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh
The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
Kisses and Croissants by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau
American Panda by Gloria Chao
Let's Talk About Love by Claire Kann
We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia
I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo