Love Stories: Classic Romance Tales

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 contemporary as last week's high school breakup. But all are aimed at the heart, and all will resonate with readers long after they reach the last page.

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Classic still charms despite outdated gender roles.
By Louisa May Alcott
(2009)
Fast-paced fun, but more intense than the movie.
By William Goldman
(2006)
Sweet, smart romance is perfect vacation reading.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2014)
Soon-to-part lovers debate what-ifs in smart romance.
By Jennifer E. Smith
(2015)
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Strength of character triumphs in Bronte's masterpiece.
By Charlotte Bronte
(2011)
Savvy coming-of-age tale is great for mature teens.
By Sarah Dessen
(2013)
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Tragic teen love story stands the test of time.
By William Shakespeare
(2011)
Dynamic writing sets intense angel romance apart.
By Laini Taylor
(2011)
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Intense '80s romance is a fabulous pick for mature teens.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
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Austen's romantic, comic classic has timeless appeal.
By Jane Austen
(2012)
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Inventive teen romance blurs notions of gender, reality.
By David Levithan
(2012)
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Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
Heartrending love story told by teen dying of cancer.
By John Green
(2012)
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American classic captures romance, debauchery of Jazz Age.
By F. Scott Fitzgerald
(2011)
Winning romance between quirky neighbors is funny, clever.
By Stephanie Perkins
(2011)
Best friends veer toward love in sweet, offbeat romance.
By Adi Alsaid
(2015)
Masterpiece of romance and manners entertains at any age.
By Jane Austen
(2010)
Compelling misfits, touching romance, mature themes.
By Cammie McGovern
(2014)
Classic novel is rich in romance and humor.
By Jane Austen
(2011)
Immortal romance is set against violent French Revolution.
By Charles Dickens
(2011)
Classic story of love and revenge still captivates.
By Emily Bronte
(2010)
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Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
By Gayle Forman
(2013)
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Illusionists compete in dream-like literary romance.
By Erin Morgenstern
(2011)