Love Stories

Lose Your Heart to These Romantic Novels and Plays

You’ll fall head over heels for these tales of first love, star-crossed love, love at first sight, and more. And if you want to learn the language of love, our curated vocabulary lists will make your heart skip a beat.
  • To All the Boys I've Loved BeforeJenny Han
    Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean writes letters to the boys for whom she has romantic feelings — letters she never intends to send. When someone starts secretly mailing the letters out, Lara Jean and one of the recipients, Peter, decide to team up and fake a relationship to make their current crushes jealous.
  • Opposite of AlwaysJustin A. Reynolds
    In this blend of science fiction and romance, Jack keeps returning to the moment when he and Kate first met—and he must try to alter the past in order to prevent her death.
  • The Sun Is Also a StarNicola Yoon
    In these popular novel, two teens meet and fall in love over the course of a single day in New York City.
  • When Dimple Met RishiSandhya Menon
    Dimple Shah is thrilled to be spending her summer studying web development at Stanford University — but she doesn't know that her traditional parents are planning for her to meet (and eventually marry!) fellow student Rishi Patel.
  • What If It's UsBecky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
    Arthur and Ben couldn't be more different. Arthur, a Jewish teenager from Georgia, is in New York City for a summer internship that he hopes will help him get into an Ivy League college. Ben, a native New Yorker of Puerto Rican descent, is attending summer school so that he can avoid repeating 11th grade. Find out what happens when a series of coincidences brings these two together.
  • The Fault in Our StarsJohn Green
    In this popular novel, teenagers Hazel and Gus form an intense bond when they meet in a cancer support group.
  • PrideIbi Zoboi
    In this "remix" of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, Zuri Benitez grapples with the effects of gentrification — and with her complicated feelings toward Darius Darcy — when the wealthy Darcy family moves into her Brooklyn neighborhood.
  • Pride and PrejudiceJane Austen
    Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy instantly loathe one another when they first meet. Can they overcome their first impressions? Read the full text here.
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens AgendaBecky Albertalli
    In this funny and heartwarming novel, sixteen-year-old Simon Spier finds himself in the middle of a real-life drama when a classmate threatens to expose his secrets. Learn these words from Becky Albertalli's award-winning debut.
  • Romeo and JulietWilliam Shakespeare
    Sparks fly when Romeo and Juliet first meet, but their families are sworn enemies locked in an ancient feud. Learn these words from Shakespeare's classic tale of star-crossed love.
  • From Twinkle, with LoveSandhya Menon
    Self-described wallflower Twinkle Mehra dreams of becoming a filmmaker — and when Sahil Roy suggests teaming up to make a movie for their school's Midsummer Night celebration, she finally gets her chance. But can Twinkle stay true to herself now that she's in the spotlight?
  • There’s Something about SweetieSandhya Menon
    In this companion novel to When Dimple Met Rishi, Ashish Patel allows his parents to set him up on a series of dates with Sweetie Nair, an athlete who wants to prove to her traditional mother that she can be happy at any size.
  • Dumplin'Julie Murphy
    In this hilarious and heartwarming novel, small-town girl Willowdean surprises everyone—including herself—when she enters a local pageant.
  • A Very Large Expanse of SeaTahereh Mafi
    It is 2002, and Shirin, a Muslim-American teenager, faces prejudice from the students and teachers at her school. When popular basketball player Ocean James falls for Shirin, she has difficulty trusting that his affection is real — and fears their relationship will not be able to withstand the bigoted reactions of their community.
  • CrushSvetlana Chmakova
    The third installment of the Berrybrook Middle School series follows Jorge Ruiz as he tries to navigate his first crush.
  • DramaRaina Telgemeier
    In this popular graphic novel, Callie works on the stage crew of her school's spring musical while trying to navigate friendships and crushes.
  • TwilightStephenie Meyer
    Bella Swan moves to Forks, Washington, where she meets the enigmatic Edward Cullen, a classmate with a dark secret.
  • Red, White & Royal BlueCasey McQuiston
    First Son Alex Claremont-Diaz is working to ensure his mother's reelection; but when he falls for his old rival, the Prince of Wales, they unintentionally spark an international incident.
  • Five Feet ApartRachael Lippincott
    Two teens with cystic fibrosis fall in love, although the disease prevents them from getting physically close to each other.
  • Every DayDavid Levithan
    Every day, A wakes up in a different body—but what happens when A falls in love? Author David Levithan explores the nature of identity in this thought-provoking novel.
  • EmmaJane Austen
    Emma Woodhouse fancies herself a talented matchmaker, but she learns hard truths about love when her schemes go awry. Read the full text of Austen's classic novel here.
  • Much Ado About NothingWilliam Shakespeare
    Tired of their constant bickering, Beatrice and Benedick's friends hatch a plan to get the two to fall in love. Learn these words from Shakespeare's comedy about fidelity and deception. Read the full text here.
  • Eleanor & ParkRainbow Rowell
    Rainbow Rowell's best-selling novel chronicles an unlikely love story between two teens struggling to fit in.

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