Teen Romance Novels

Looking for a little romance? From beachy summer flings to intense and emotional first loves, from crushing to dating, this list is sure to have something to satisfy the budding romantic. Some of these top-rated titles are edgier than others, making them ripe for discussion about issues of obsession, jealousy, betrayal, sexual identity, and consent. For other romantic reads, from historical fiction to paranormal and otherworldly, check out out these lists: Love Stories: Classic Romance Tales and Romantic Fantasy Books for Teens.

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From Twinkle, with Love

age 12+

Sparkling romantic comedy has lots to say about friendship.

By: Sandhya Menon (2018)
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Geekerella: Once Upon a Con, Book 1

age 12+

Charming "Cinderella" update set in world of sci-fi fandom.

By: Ashley Poston (2017)
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The Geography of You and Me

age 12+

Sweet, smart romance is perfect vacation reading.

By: Jennifer E. Smith (2014)
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Kisses and Croissants

age 12+

American ballerina finds love in sweet romance set in Paris.

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Like No Other

age 12+

Cross-cultural teen love story is heartfelt, enlightening.

By: Una LaMarche (2014)
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Of Curses and Kisses: Rosetta Academy, Book 1

age 12+

Sparkling modern retelling of "Beauty and the Beast."

By: Sandhya Menon (2020)
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P.S. I Like You

age 12+

Charming contemporary romance hits all the right notes.

By: Kasie West (2016)
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Pulled Under: Sixteenth Summer, Book 2

age 12+

Surfer girl fears first-love wipeout in sweet romance.

By: Michelle Dalton (2014)
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Since You've Been Gone

age 12+

Charming summer story encourages taking risks, finding love.

By: Morgan Matson (2014)
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Sophomores and Other Oxymorons

age 12+

Funny, charming look at ups and downs of boy's second year.

By: David Lubar (2015)
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There's Something About Sweetie

age 12+

It's what's on the inside that matters in sweet romcom.

By: Sandhya Menon (2019)
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The Upside of Falling

age 12+

Fake dating turns real and opposites attract in fun romance.

By: Alex Light (2020)
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Anna and the French Kiss

age 13+

Sweet love story has romantic Parisian backdrop.

By: Stephanie Perkins (2010)
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The Authentics

age 13+

Heartwarming story of teen's search for her true identity.

By: Abdi Nazemian (2017)
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Cinders & Sapphires: At Somerton, Book 1

age 13+

First in fun series is like a Downton Abbey for teens.

By: Leila Rasheed (2013)
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Excuse Me While I Ugly Cry

age 13+

Funny, clever novel about teen girl forced to face fears.

By: Joya Goffney (2021)
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Fifteenth Summer

age 13+

Bookish girl finds love -- and herself -- in sweet romance.

By: Michelle Dalton (2013)
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The Fill-In Boyfriend

age 13+

Romantic beach read with kooky premise and solid messages.

By: Kasie West (2015)
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The Geek's Guide to Unrequited Love

age 13+

Sweet story of geek boy desperately trying to get the girl.

By: Sarvenaz Tash (2016)
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Gideon Green in Black and White

age 13+

Teen detective gets a clue in clever coming-of-ager.

By: Katie Henry (2022)
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