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Romance Fiction for Junior High Teens

These titles are located throughout the library; please find the location in the catalog by clicking on the title.

Bauer, Joan – Thwonk (215 pages) - A cupid doll comes to life and offers romantic assistance to A.J., a teenage photographer suffering from unrequited love.

Cabot, Meg – All American Girl (247 pages) – 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.

Cheshire, Simon – Kissing Vanessa (135 pages) - Fifteen-year-old Kevin has plans to do better in school, but when the next term begins he is smitten by his new classmate, Vanessa, and he focuses all of his energy on getting close to her.

Daly, Maureen – Seventeenth Summer (291 pages) - Captures the magic and wonder of first love in a story of the special summer relationship between Angie Morrow and Jack Duluth.

Draper, Sharon – Romiette and Julio (236 pages) - An African-American girl and a Latino boy fall in love after meeting on the Internet, but a gang who objects to their interracial dating harasses them.

Fredericks, Mariah – Head Games (260 pages) – Two teenagers connect online in a role-playing game, which leads them into their own face-to-face, half-acknowledged courtship.

Hopkins, Cathy – Mates, Dates, and Inflatable Bras (164 pages) – The first book in the Mates, Dates series, everything around fourteen-year-old Lucy Loverling is changing, and she wonders when her own life will improve. The day Lucy sees the most wonderful boy; things begin to change.

O’Connell, Tyne – Pulling Princes (223 pages) – Hoping to become more popular at her elegant English boarding school, fifteen-year-old Californian Calypso Kelly invents a fake handsome boyfriend, until she realizes that her wit and skill at fencing may be enough to attract the attention of a real-life handsome prince.

Pearson, Mary – Scribbler of Dreams (223 pages) - Despite her family's long feud with the Crutchfields, seventeen-year-old Kaitlin falls in love with Bram Crutchfield and weaves a tangled web of deception to conceal her identity from him.

Perkins, Mitali – Monsoon Summer (257 pages) – Secretly in love with her best friend and business partner Steve, fifteen-year-old Jazz must spend the summer away from him when her family goes to India during that country's rainy season to help set up a clinic.

Plummer, Louise – The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman (BIB#217226)(183 pages) – Seventeen-year-old Kate hopes for romance when her older brother's friend Richard comes to stay at their house during Christmas vacation. 

Rushton, Rosie – The Dashwood Sisters’ Secrets of Love (325 pages) - A celebration of friendship, sisterhood, and true love follows the Dashwood sisters--practical Ellie, drama queen Abby, and tomboy Georgie--as they share their romantic woes and mishaps.

Sanchez, Alex – So Hard to Say (230 pages) - Thirteen-year-old Xio, a Mexican American girl, and Frederick, who has just moved to California from Wisconsin, quickly become close friends, but when Xio starts thinking of Frederick as her boyfriend, he must confront his feelings of confusion and face the fear that he might be gay.

Schreiber, Ellen – Vampire Kisses (197 pages) - Sixteen-year-old Raven, an outcast who always wears black and hopes to become a vampire some day, falls in love with the mysterious new boy in town, eager to find out if he can make her dreams come true.

Shaw, Tucker – Flavor of the Week (220 pages) – Cyril, an overweight boy who is good friends with Rose but wishes he could be more, helps his best friend Nick woo her with culinary masterpieces which Cyril himself secretly creates. Includes recipes from the story.

Soto, Gary – Accidental Love (179 pages) - After unexpectedly falling in love with a "nerdy" boy, fourteen-year-old Marisa works to change her life by transferring to another school, altering some of her behavior, and losing weight.

Vail, Rachel – If We Kiss (259 pages) - 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.

Wilson, Jacqueline – Girls in Love (181 pages) – The first book in a trilogy, Ellie’s starting ninth grade and she’s got some very definite goals. She’ll stay best friends with Magda and Nadine. She’ll go on a diet and stick to it. She’ll get a glamorous hairstyle. And she’ll get a boyfriend. Even if she has to settle for one who likes her more than she likes him. Any guy will do, right?

Wood, Maryrose – Sex Kittens and Horn Dawgs Fall in Love (BIB#596889) (243 pages) - A group of girls calling themselves the Sex Kittens and their male counterparts, the Horn Dogs, face love, karate, and science experiments in an unstructured private school setting in New York City.

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