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February 15, 2018 BOOKLIST
Find more Top 10 Romance Fiction for Youth
Forbidden? Unrequited? Historical? Queer? All of the above? Pick your poison, because these romances, all published in Booklist between September 15, 2016, and September 1, 2017, have something for everyone.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue. By Mackenzi Lee. 2017. HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen, $17.99 (9780062382801). Gr. 9–12.
Henry Montague, the bisexual, thoroughly debauched, eighteenth-century son of a lord, prepares for his grand tour of Europe alongside Percy, his best friend and unrequited love. A modern-minded (but no less swashbuckling) historical adventure-romance.
Grace and the Fever. By Zan Romanoff. 2017. Knopf, $17.99 (9781524720841). Gr. 7–12.
As music-blogger Gigi, quiet Grace is an integral part of boy-band Fever Dream’s fandom. When Grace finds herself face-to-face with band member Jes, she’s thrown into a messy relationship with both boy and band.
The Lines We Cross. By Randa Abdel-Fattah. 2017. Scholastic, $18.99 (9781338118667). Gr. 9–12.
Mina came to Australia as a Muslim refugee escaping her native Afghanistan; as a teen, she attends an elite preparatory school on scholarship. Michael trusts his parents and their local anti-immigrant group, until he meets Mina.
The Names They Gave Us. By Emery Lord. 2017. Bloomsbury, $17.99 (9781619639584). Gr. 9–12.
Lucy is distraught when her mom’s cancer returns. She initially resists when her mother asks her to work at a nearby camp for troubled kids but soon finds herself falling for the diverse group of campers—and for fellow counselor Henry Jones.
The Nerdy and the Dirty. By B. T. Gottfred. 2016. Holt, $17.99 (9781627798501). Gr. 10–12.
Benedict is highly intelligent but socially inept, while Pen has traded in her real self for a lesser-but-popular version. When they end up at the same ski resort, they discover just how much they can help each other.
Ramona Blue. By Julie Murphy. 2017. HarperCollins/Balzer+Bray, $17.99 (9780062418357). Gr. 9–12.
It’s not easy being gay in Eulogy, Mississippi, but it’s a label Ramona owns proudly, until her childhood friend Freddie moves back to town. As Ramona develops feelings for Freddie, she questions everything she knows about herself.
Tash Hearts Tolstoy. By Kathryn Ormsbee. 2017. Simon & Schuster, $18.99 (9781481489331). Gr. 9–12.
Natasha Zelenka’s web series, Unhappy Families, is a modern-day adaption of Anna Karenina that goes viral overnight. Tash’s online flirtation with vlogger Thom is exciting, but she isn’t sure about romance: she’s recently worked out that she’s asexual.
We Are Okay. By Nina LaCour. 2017. Dutton, $17.99 (9780525425892). Gr. 9–12.
Since her grandfather died, Marin has shunned her best friend, Mabel, afraid that Mabel regrets the physical intimacy that grew between the two girls. But Mabel flies cross-country to see Marin, who braces for more heartache.
When Dimple Met Rishi. By Sandhya Menon. 2017. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $17.99 (9781481478687). Gr. 9–12.
Rishi Patel and Dimple Shah: boy is arranged to marry girl, and girl attacks boy with iced coffee. Menon tells the delightful story of two Indian American teenagers, fresh from high school and eager for adulthood.
Wild Beauty. By Anna-Marie McLemore. Oct. 2017. Feiwel and Friends, $17.99 (9781250124555). Gr. 9–12.
Nomeolvides women use their magic to tend vengeful, magnificent gardens, and they stay safe—unlike those they fall in love with. The youngest five Nomeolvides girls are deeply smitten with Bay Briar, and they make a pact to protect her.
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