February Wouldn't Be February Without A Little Romance...

by Paul Astin | Feb 14, 2017
AveryShaw  The Avery Shaw Experiment
by Kelly Oram
Avery Shaw has been best friends (and secretly crushing) on Aiden for years, so when Aiden decides to ditch his platonic relationship with Avery in order to be in a romantic relationship with another girl, Avery is devastated. To overcome her devastation she enlists the help of Aiden's older (and more attractive) brother, Grayson, to help her work through the seven stages of grief, documenting it all in a notebook she plans to use as the basis of her upcoming science fair project. Full of heart, laughter, and yes, a little bit of science The Avery Shaw Experiment is one that should be at the top of your to-read list.
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FlippedFlipped by Wendelin Van Draanen
Julie has been in love with Bryce for as long as she can remember, Bryce has been avoiding Julie for as long as he can remember. It is with this premise that we start Van Draanen's classic coming-of-age story. Told in alternating perspectives, Flipped takes us through the ups and downs of Julie and Bryce's relationship, especially when their feelings for each other start to flip. Bonus: This book was made into a wonderfully sweet film directed by Rob Reiner in 2010.
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KetchupClouds  Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher
 Told in a series of letters to a death row inmate in Texas, the summary for this book doesn't exactly scream romance. However, learning the story of Zoe (the name the narrator uses as an alias), how she fell in love with not one but two boys over the course of a year and how she came to betray them results in an awesome tale of love and loss.
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TruthAboutForeverThe Truth About Forever 
by Sarah Dessen
After Macy Queen's father dies of a heart attack while on a run, she can't help but blame herself. Instead of discussing the pains she feels, she channels all of her energy into proving she's perfect: perfect hair, perfect grades, perfect summer job, perfect boyfriend. It's not until she joins the staff of a chaotic (and imperfect) catering company that Macy is able to realize what she's missing out on. The romance is one for the ages, it evolves out of a mutual friendship and respect for one another, and if you're looking for someone to swoon over, just wait until you meet Wes.
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Unspoken Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
Mixing paranormal and romance is a tale often told, but nobody does it quite like Sarah Rees Brennan. Unspoken gives us the story of Kami Glass, a girl in love with someone she has never met, someone she's pretty sure doesn't exist (except for as a voice in her head) until one day, the mythical Lynburn family moves back to her small English village bringing with them the physical incarnation of the boy who belongs to the voice in her head. Part mystery, part romance, part adventure and full of one of the most loveable young adult heroines ever is an awesome read.
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For more romantic young adult titles try these:
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Splintered by A. G. Howard
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Every Breath by Ellie Marney
Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Unearthly by Cynthia Hand

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