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There's Something About Your Love: New Teen Romance

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Here are some new teen books that deal with love, relationships, romance, and all of the good/bad/ugly/hilarity/uncertainty that goes along with having crushes and falling hard for someone:

Book covers of In Paris with You, 29 Dates, Unclaimed Baggage, When We Caught Fire, and The Me I Meant to Be

In Paris with You by Clementine Beauvais
Ten years after they parted, Tatiana and Eugene meet again in the Paris Metro and begin to explore their past, when they might have fallen in love, as well as their possible future. A novel in verse good for fans of Eleanor & Park.

29 Dates by Melissa de la Cruz
A rom-com perfect for fans of To All the Boys I've Loved Before; Ji-su's parents set her up on matchmaker-organized dates to meet a guy.

Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll
Told from three viewpoints, teens Doris, Nell, and Grant find friendship and the possibility of love while working in Unclaimed Baggage, a store that sells items that went missing during airline travel.

When We Caught Fire by Anna Godbersen
Historical romance involving a love triangle between childhood friends, set in 1871 Chicago.

The Me I Meant to Be by Sophie Jordan
Best friends Willa and Flor are tempted by love that would violate the Girl Code when Willa's long-term crush, Zach, breaks up with Flor, who is fighting her own crush on her math tutor. For fans of Jenny Han and Simone Elkeles.

Book covers of The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali, The State of Grace, Only a Breath Apart, The Stars at Oktober Bend, and You Are the Everything

The Love & Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan
Seventeen-year-old Rukhsana Ali is looking forward to going to Caltech and getting away from her conservative Muslim parents' expectation that she will marry, especially since she is in love with her girlfriend Ariana--but when her parents catch her kissing Ariana, they whisk Rukhsana off to Bangladesh and a world of tradition and arranged marriages, and she must find the courage to fight for the right to choose her own path.

The State of Grace by Rachael Lucas
Grace is autistic and has her own way of looking at the world. She's got a horse and a best friend who understand her, and that's pretty much all she needs. But when Grace kisses Gabe and things start to change at home, the world doesn't make much sense to her any more. 

Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry
Childhood best friends Jesse and Scarlett reconnect at his grandmother's funeral and start to share their secrets and feelings for each other.

The Stars at Oktober Bend by Glenda Millard
Alice, who sustained a brain injury after a brutal rape, and Manny, a refugee and former child soldier, find and help each other heal after their horrible traumas. This book is told in verse; Alice cannot speak and instead communicates through poetry. 

You are the Everything by Karen Rivers
When sixteen-year-old Elyse Schmidt and her crush, Josh Harris, are the sole survivors of a plane crash, she believes that everything is perfect and their love story is meant to be, but she finds that fate is not always what you expect it to be. For fans of unreliable narrators and twist endings!

Book covers of Odd One Out, Love a la Mode, Pulp, Pride, and The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig (A Love Story)

Odd One Out by Nic Stone
High school juniors and best friends Courtney and Jupe, and new sophomore Rae, explore their sexuality and their budding attractions for one another.

Love a la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
High school juniors Rosie Radeke and Henry Yi, both enrolled in an elite cooking program in Paris, must balance rivalry and romance.

Pulp by Robin Talley
Tells the story of four different lesbian romances spanning different times and genres.

Pride by Ibi Zoboi
A retelling of Pride and Prejudice set in an ethnically diverse Brooklyn neighborhood.

The Seven Torments of Amy and Craig (A Love Story) by Don Zolidis
A coming-of-age story set in 1994 Wisconsin, chronicling the on-again-off-again relationship of Amy and Craig, who come to understand each other better through multiple disastrous breakups. Good for fans of Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler and Maira Kalman.