Love Stories: Classic Romance Tales

Love is in the air in these romantic books for tweens and teens. From girl- and boy-next-door romance to fantasy-tinged devotion, these book picks for kids with a romantic streak will leave them swooning. Some are classics of English literature, and others are as modern as last week's high school breakup. But all of them will tug at your heartstrings. And if you're looking for heartwarming picture books, try our list of Love Books for Little Ones.

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Little Women

age 10+

Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.

By: Louisa May Alcott (1868)
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The Princess Bride

age 10+

Fast-paced fun, but more intense than the movie.

By: William Goldman (1973)
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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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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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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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Emma

age 13+

Austen's romantic, comic classic has timeless appeal.

By: Jane Austen (1815)
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Hello, Goodbye, and Everything In Between

age 13+

Soon-to-part lovers debate what-ifs in smart romance.

By: Jennifer E. Smith (2015)
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Honor Girl

age 13+

Absorbing, bittersweet, same-sex camp romance.

By: Maggie Thrash (2015)
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I'll Be the One

age 13+

Body-positive teen seeks K-pop stardom in cute romcom.

By: Lyla Lee (2020)
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Jane Eyre

age 13+

Strength of character triumphs in Bronte's masterpiece.

By: Charlotte Bronte (1900)
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Love Is a Revolution

age 13+

Charming story of teen trying on new identities.

By: Renée Watson (2021)
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A Million Junes

age 13+

Romeo and Juliet fantasy romance is lyrical and haunting.

By: Emily Henry (2017)
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The Moon and More

age 13+

Savvy coming-of-age tale is great for mature teens.

By: Sarah Dessen (2013)
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Once and for All

age 13+

Grieving girl learns to love again in sweet romance.

By: Sarah Dessen (2017)
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Romeo and Juliet

age 13+

Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.

By: William Shakespeare (2004)
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Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

age 13+

Sweet tale of gay teen who comes out, takes chance on love.

By: Becky Albertalli (2015)
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Somewhere Only We Know

age 13+

K-pop star steps out in romantic "Roman Holiday" retelling.

By: Maurene Goo (2019)
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To All the Boys I've Loved Before, Book 1

age 13+

Sassy sisters steal the show in well-told romantic read.

By: Jenny Han (2014)
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