Romance Recommendations by a Teen Volunteer

Miriam, a teen volunteer at CLP – East Liberty and an avid reader, shares some of her favorite romance novels on the Teenspace shelves.

The Selection

I recommend this book because it has everything: swoon-worthy romantic encounters, suspenseful twists and turns, a dystopian future, and a plucky female heroine at the center of it all. The prose will have you rooting not only for America, but also for the side characters.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

In this charming book, shy good girl Lara Jean writes love letters and keeps them for herself in a hatbox. In a strange twist, the letters get out, and Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

Stay Sweet

It’s Amelia’s last year at her job as an ice cream scooper at a renowned shop in her town. But when new management comes in, everything important to her comes into question: her job, her friendships, and, most importantly, her heart.

Everything, Everything

Maddy has a quiet, content life with her Mom and nurse; however, she can’t go outside because of a rare autoimmune disorder. But when a handsome stranger comes into her life, she has to decide which is more important: her safety or her heart.

The Selection

For most girls, the Selection is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to marry the charming young prince and become royalty-but not America. She is already enamored with a boy and is content with her life making music. But when she gets chosen, at first she dreads going to the palace, but as she gets to know the prince, she quickly realizes she will have to make a huge decision.

To All the Boys I've Loved Before

Lara Jean’s stash of love letters is meant to stay un-sent. But when they get mailed out she has to face up to her real feelings and the affect they have on her family.

Everything, Everything

The story of a teenage girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world. When a new family moves in next door, she begins a complicated romance that challenges everything she’s ever known. The narrative unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, texts, charts, lists, illustrations, and more.