Romance fiction stories explore crushes, and falling in and sometimes out of love. Looking for a romance? Try some of these authors and titles...
Middle School Ideas for Romance Novels
Alex and Eliza
by Melissa De la Cruz
Call Number: FIC De La
When Alex and Eliza meet one fateful night, so begins an epic love story that would forever change the course of American history.
From Twinkle, With Love
by Sandhya Menon
Call Number: FIC Mem
Told through letters, aspiring filmmaker and wallflower Twinkle Mehra learns a lesson about love while directing a movie for the Midsummer Night arts festival, in which her longtime crush and his twin brother are also participating.
I Believe in a Thing Called Love
by Maurene Goo
Call Number: FIC Goo
A disaster in romance, high school senior Desi Lee decides to tackle her flirting failures by watching Korean television dramas, where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten.
Love and Gelato
by Jenna Evans Welch
Call Number: FIC Wel
After her mother dies, Lina travels to Italy where she discovers her mothers's journal and sets off on an adventure to unearth her mother's secrets
My So-Called Bollywood Life
by Nisha Sharma
Betrayed by Raj, who she thought she was fated to marry, seventeen-year-old Winnie Mehta teams with fellow film fan Dev to get her life back on track and find her true soul mate.
One or Two Things I Learned about Love
by Dyan Sheldon
Call Number: FIC She
When Hildy meets Connor, her ordinary summer turns into a summer of love, and the complications begin.
Working in the maguey fields of the Southwest, Sarah Jac and James are in love but forced to start over on a ranch that is possibly cursed where the delicate balance in their relationship begins to give way.
by Gloria Chao
Call Number: FIC Cha
A freshman at MIT, seventeen-year-old Mei Lu tries to live up to her Taiwanese parents' expectations, but no amount of tradition, obligation, or guilt prevent her from hiding several truths--that she is a germaphobe who cannot become a doctor, she prefers dancing to biology, she decides to reconnect with her estranged older brother, and she is dating a Japanese boy.
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
The Geography of You and Me
by Jennifer E. Smith
Sparks fly when sixteen-year-old Lucy Patterson and seventeen-year-old Owen Buckley meet on an elevator rendered useless by a New York City blackout. Soon after, the two teenagers leave the city, but as they travel farther away from each other geographically, they stay connected emotionally, in this story set over the course of one year.
If I Was Your Girl
by Meredith Russo
Call Number: FIC Rus
Amanda Hardy only wants to fit in at her new school, but she is keeping a big secret, so when she falls for Grant, guarded Amanda finds herself yearning to share with him everything about herself, including her previous life as Andrew.
Leah on the Offbeat
by Becky Albertalli
Call Number: FIC Alb
When it comes to drumming, Leah Burke is usually on beat--but real life isn't always so rhythmic. She hasn't mustered the courage to tell her friends that she is bisexual--not even her openly gay BFF, Simon. She struggles to strike the right note while the people she loves are fighting--especially when she realizes she might love one of them more than she ever intended.
Let's Talk About Love
by Claire Kann
Call Number: FIC Kan
Alice believes she is asexual, after breaking up with her girlfriend, and has sworn off dating but ends up having feelings for her co-worker Takumi.
Love, Hate and Other Filters
by Samira Ahmed
Call Number: FIC Ahm
Maya Aziz, seventeen, is caught between her India-born parents world of college and marrying a suitable Muslim boy and her dream world of film school and dating her classmate, Phil, when a terrorist attack changes her life forever.
The One Memory of Flora Banks
by Emily Barr
Call Number: FIC Bar
A girl with recurring memory loss chases down the boy she loves based on the one memory she is able to hold onto.
The Way You Make Me Feel
by Maurene Goo
Call Number: FIC Goo
Clara Shin lives for pranks. When she takes one joke too far, her dad sentences her to a summer working alongside her uptight classmate Rose. Not the carefree summer Clara had imagined. But maybe Rose isn't so bad. Maybe the boy crushing on her is pretty cute. What if taking this summer seriously means that Clara has to leave her old self behind?
What to Say Next
by Julie Buxbaum
Call Number: FIC Bux
When an unlikely friendship is sparked between relatively popular Kit Lowell and socially isolated David Drucker, Kit asks David for his help figuring out the how and why of her father's tragic car accident.
The Winner's Curse
by Marie Rutkoski
Call Number: FIC Rut
An aristocratic girl who is a member of a warmongering and enslaving empire purchases a slave, an act that sets in motion a rebellion that might overthrow her world as well as her heart.