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Scrambled eggs at midnightScrambled Eggs at Midnight 
by Barkley, Brad
YA BARKLEY, B.Calliope and Eliot, two fifteen-year-olds in Asheville, North Carolina, begin to acknowledge some unpleasant truths about their parents and form their own ideas about love.

 

Loves me, loves me notLoves Me, Loves Me Not 
by Bernardo, Anilú
JF BERNARDO, A.

While trying to win the attention of a high school basketball star who already has a girlfriend, Maggie, a Cuban-American, learns painful lessons about romantic young love.

 

The Sisterhood of the Traveling PantsThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 
by Brashares, Ann
YA BRASHARES, A.

Four best girlfriends spend the biggest summer of their lives enchanted by a magical pair of pants.

 

All-American GirlAll-American Girl 
by Cabot, Meg
YA CABOT, M.

A sophomore girl stops a presidential assassination attempt, is appointed Teen Ambassador to the United Nations, and catches the eye of the very cute first son.

 

Princess in LovePrincess in Love 
by Cabot, Meg
YA CABOT, M.

In a series of humorous diary entries, a New York City ninth-grader agonizes over her love life, final exams, and future role as the princess of Genovia.

 

Ready or NotReady or Not: An All-American Girl Novel 
by Cabot, Meg
YA CABOT, M.

Now a high school junior, Samantha tries to decide whether she is ready to have sex with her boyfriend, who happens to be the president’s son.

 

I'd tell you I love you, but then I'd have to kill you I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You 
by Carter, Ally
YA CARTER, A.

As a sophomore at a secret spy school and the daughter of a former CIA operative, Cammie is sheltered from “normal teenage life” until she meets a local boy while on a class surveillance mission.

 

Jason & KyraJason & Kyra 
by Davidson, Dana
YA DAVIDSON, D.

Handsome and popular Jason tries to come to terms with his irascible, often absent father and his growing attraction to the quiet, studious Kyra.

 

Born ConfusedBorn Confused 
by Desai Hidier, Tanuja
YA DESAI HIDIER, T.

Seventeen-year old Dimple, whose family is from India, discovers that she is not Indian enough for the Indians and not American enough for the Americans. She sees her hypnotically beautiful, manipulative best friend take possession of both her heritage and the boy she likes.

 

DreamlandDreamland 
by Dessen, Sarah
YA DESSEN, S.

After her older sister runs away, sixteen-year-old Caitlin decides that she needs to make a major change in her own life and begins an abusive relationship with a boy who is mysterious, brilliant, and dangerous.

 

This LullabyThis Lullaby 
by Dessen, Sarah
YA DESSEN, S.

Raised by a mother who’s had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.

 

Romiette and JulioRomiette and Julio 
by Draper, Sharon M.
YA DRAPER, S.

Romiette, an African-American girl, and Julio, a Hispanic boy, discover that they attend the same high school after falling in love on the Internet but are harassed by a gang whose members object to their interracial dating.

Who Am I Without Him?Who Am I Without Him? Short Stories About girls and the Boys in Their Lives
by Flake, Sharon
YA DESSEN, S.

Teens Laugh, cry, scheme, and dream about the opposite sex in this fascinating short-story collection spanning the scope of adolescent love.

 

French KissFrench Kiss 
by Friedman, Aimee
YA FRIEDMAN, A.

On a whirlwind rendezvous in Paris, the City of Light, Alexa and Holly are about to discover that everything sounds sexier in French.

 

Annie On My MindAnnie On My Mind 
by Garden, Nancy
YA GARDEN, N.

Liza puts aside her feelings for Annie after the disaster at school, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of people.

 

Just EllaJust Ella 
by Haddix, Margaret Peterson
JF HADDIX, M.

In this continuation of the Cinderella story, fifteen-year-old Ella finds that accepting Prince Charming’s proposal ensnares her in a suffocating tangle of palace rules and royal etiquette, so she plots to escape.

 

The Boyfriend ListThe Boyfriend List 
by Lockhart, E.
YA LOCKHART, E.

A Seattle fifteen-year-old explains some of the reasons for her recent panic attacks, including breaking up with her boyfriend, losing all her girlfriends, tensions between her performance-artist mother and her father, and more.

 

TwilightTwilight 
by Meyer, Stephenie
YA MEYER, S.

When seventeen-year-old Bella leaves Phoenix to live with her father in Forks, Washington, she meets an exquisitely handsome boy at school for whom she feels an overwhelming attraction and who she comes to realize is not wholly human.

 

The Year of Secret AssignmentsThe Year of Secret Assignments 
by Moriarty, Jaclyn
YA MORIARTY, J.

Three female students from Ashbury High write to three male students from rival Brookfield High as part of a pen pal program, leading to romance, humiliation, revenge plots, and war between the schools.

 

The Off SeasonThe Off Season 
by Murdock, Catherine Gilbert 
YA MURDOCK, C.

High school junior D.J. staggers under the weight of caring for her badly injured brother, her responsibilities on the dairy farm, a changing relationship with her friend Brian, and her own athletic aspirations.

 

TTFNTTFN 
by Myracle, Lauren
YA MYRACLE, L.

Now high school juniors, Zoe, Maddie, and Angela continue to share “instant messages” with one another as one of them experiments with marijuana, another gets her first boyfriend, and the third moves 3,000 miles away.

 

SirenaSirena
by Napoli, Donna Jo
YA NAPOLI, D.

The gods grant immortality to the mermaid Sirena when she rescues a human man from the sea and they fall in love, but his mortality creates great conflict between love and honor when he is called to defend Greece in the Trojan War.

 

On the Bright Side, I'm Now the Girlfriend of a Sex GodOn the Bright Side, I’m Now the Girlfriend of a Sex God 
by Rennison, Louise
YA RENNISON, L.

Fourteen-year-old Georgia continues her diary in which she records her misadventures trying to reclaim the attention of seventeen-year-old Robbie, while coping with her friends, family, and dog-like cat Angus at the same time.

 

EnthusiasmEnthusiasm 
by Shulman, Polly
YA SHULMAN, P.

Julie and Ashleigh, high school sophomores and Jane Austen fans, seem to fall for the same Mr. Darcy-like boy and struggle to hide their true feelings from one another while rehearsing for a school musical.

 

What My Mother Doesn't KnowWhat My Mother Doesn’t Know 
by Sones, Sonya
YA SONES, S.

Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches for Mr. Right.

 

A Bad Boy Can Be Good For a GirlA Bad Boy Can Be Good For a Girl 
by Stone, Tanya Lee
YA STONE, T.

Josie, Nicolette, and Aviva all get mixed up with a senior boy who can talk them into doing almost anything he wants. In a blur of high school hormones and personal doubt, each girl struggles with how much to give up and what ultimately to keep for herself.

 

If We KissIf We Kiss 
by Vail, Rachel
YA VAIL, R.

Fourteen-year-old Charlie feels guilty because she has a crush on her best friend’s boyfriend, and her loyalties become even more confused when she discovers that her mother is dating the boyfriend’s father.

 

You, Maybe : The Profound Asymmetry of Love in High SchoolYou, Maybe : The Profound Asymmetry of Love in High School 
by Vail, Rachel
YA VAIL, R.

Josie, a fifteen-year-old high school sophomore, is smart, funny, and very much her own person, but when popular senior Carson Gold starts wooing her, she cannot resist his attention.

 

Girls in LoveGirls in Love 
by Wilson, Jacqueline
YA WILSON, J.

Ellie is starting ninth-grade, and she’s dead set on finding herself a boyfriend. Her two best friends seem to have all the luck in the love department, but our heroine will stop at nothing to join the ranks. Even if it means pretending her 12-year-old pen pal is her gorgeous, head-over-heels-in-love beau.

If You Come SoftlyIf You Come Softly 
by Woodson, Jacqueline
YA WOODSON, J.

After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people’s reactions.