Category Archives: Genre: Romance

The Boyfriend App

The Boyfriend App

Katie Sise

Quick Stats:The Boyfriend App

Page Count: 320

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 2013

Genre: Mystery, Realistic, Romance

Audrey McCarthy can’t wait to graduate. The once popular girl who had lots of admirers and friends isn’t quite the same after her father’s death and the loss of her one time best friend Blake… the resident mean girl. A contest is announced that will provide the winner with 200k to use to attend the college of their choice. Audrey needs to win. And so… The Boyfriend App is created.

Readers who enjoy twists and turns (and stories about redemption!) will love The Boyfriend App. The story goes places you wouldn’t expect from a tech-savvy romance.

– Ms. Ashley

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Katie Sise, Genre: Mystery, Genre: Realistic, Genre: Romance, Page Count: 300-400, Year: 2010s

The Beast

The Beast

Walter Dean Myers

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Page Count: 170thCAKK53VA

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 2007

Genre: Romance

The book is about a teenage boy named Spoon from Harlem who is accepted into a New England prep school. As he makes his first visit home he realizes that things at home have changed, and that he misses his routine life back in New England. The biggest change is that he comes home to see his girlfriend Gabi, the once vibrant young woman, now a sick drug addict. Can true love prevail and will Spoon have the ability to help save Gabi?

Perfect book for all those who enjoy the classic love story about the boy who saves the girl he loves 😉

Ms. Jena

 

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Walter Dean Myers, Genre: Romance, Page Count: 100-200, Year: 2000s

Cinder

CinderCinder

Marissa Meyer

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 448

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 2012

Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Romance

Cinder, a cyborg, has a mysterious past. She has to uncover the secrets of her past to save her future. She is also torn between love, betrayal, and loyalty.

Everyone who is into fairy tales or re-written stories of Cinderella would enjoy this book. It is a good read and I could not put it down. It is also because I really enjoy reading fairy tales.

Ms. Nancy

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Marissa Meyer, Genre: Adventure, Genre: Fantasy, Genre: Romance, Page Count: 400-500, Year: 2010s

A Map of the Known World

A Map of the Known World

Lisa Ann Sandell

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Page Count: 273

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 2011

Genre: Romance

Ever since her brother died in a car crash, Cora needs to get away. Her family is crumbling, high school is difficult at best, and she feels trapped within her hometown. For now, she escapes by drawing maps of unknown places and imagining herself there. She later meets Damian, who was in the car with her brother when he died. What will she uncover as she gets to know this strange boy?

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Jay Asher (Thirteen Reasons Why) or Meg Cabot (The Princess Diaries, Jinx). The story normalizes the very real experiences of losing a family member, strained relationships, and the desire to get out and explore the world

Ms. Kristina

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Lisa Ann Sandell, Genre: Romance, Page Count: 200-300, Year: 1980s

Annie on My Mind

Annie on My Mind

Nancy Garden

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Page Count:272

Age Range: 12 and up

Year: 1982

Genre: Romance, LGBT

Liza and Annie are both 17-year-old New Yorkers who go to different high schools. The girls meet at a museum, become friends, and slowly realize that their feelings encompass more than friendship. Both Liza and Annie struggle with figuring out their sexuality, their relationship, and how to deal with a world that doesn’t accept you for who you are.

LGBT students or student who are struggling with their sexuality will find this book helpful and inspiring.

Ms. Kost

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Nancy Garden, Genre: LGBT Issues, Genre: Romance, Page Count: 200-300, Year: 1980s

The Princess Diaries

The Princess Diaries
Meg Cabot

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Page Count: 256
Age Range: 12 and upprincess-cover
Year: 2001
Genre: Humor and Romance

In the midst of Hayley’s parents splitting, Hayley is moved to San Miguel, Mexico to live with her ecentric grandmother while her mother heals from her depression. Hayley befriends her neighbor, learn Mexican culture and spanish, while dealing with the hard earned truth of life. That her parents are getting divorced and the only person she can make happy is herself.

This is a great book for those who are having a hard time dealing with change. Just as change is necessary and natural for some, may be hard and difficult for others. A great book for those needing a realistic view of how to move on.

Ms. Kost

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Meg Cabot, Genre: Mystery, Genre: Romance, Page Count: 200-300, Part of a Series, Year: 2000s

This is Not a Test

This is Not a Test
Courtney Summers

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Page Count: 336thisisnot_cover_big
Age Range: 12 and up
Year: 2012
Genre: Adventure, Romance, SciFi

Sloane Price and four other teens are forced to find refugee in their high school when the zombies overrun her town. Each other them losing something or someone very important to them in the process. They are forced to figure out how to survive.

I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about the zombie apocalypse.

Ms. Leah

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Filed under Age Range: 12 and up, Author: Courtney Summers, Genre: Adventure, Genre: Romance, Genre: SciFi, Page Count: 300-400, Year: 2010s