Great Books for Teens


Chick Lit

Romantic Comedies  |  Series  |   Friendship & Cliques  

Amato, Mary. Naked Mole-Rat Letters.

When her father begins a long-distance romance with a Washington, D.C. zookeeper, twelve-year-old Frankie sends fabricated email letters to the zookeeper in an attempt to end the relationship.

Barkley, Brad. Dream Factory.

Alternating chapters present the view points of two teenagers who find summer employment as costumed cartoon characters at Disney World and try to resist falling in love.

Barkley, Brad. Scrambled Eggs at Midnight.
Alternating voices of Cal and Elliot tell a witty, offbeat story of unexpected but auspicious first love. Featuring unforgettable characters, colorful backdrops, and even a few recipes, the tale is as funny as it is romantic.

Behrens, Andy. Beauty and the Bully.

Hoping to attract a beautiful student activist who is the long-time object of his unrequited crush, Duncan Boone, lead guitarist in a rock band, enlists the help of a school bully .

Chandler, Elizabeth. Summer in the City.

Athletic Jamie isn't sure about spending the summer in the city with her romance–novel–writing mum. But when she meets irresistible Josh, Jamie realizes she could probably use all the romance advice she can get!

Ehrenhaft, Daniel. Tell it to Naomi. 

In a harebrained scheme concocted by his neurotic older sister to forge a romantic relationship with the girl of his dreams, fifteen-year-old Dave Rosen pretends to be a female advice columnist for his school newspaper.

Gehrman, Jody. Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty.

Sixteen-year-olds Geena, Hero, and Amber spend the summer working at a Sonoma, California coffee shop, where they experience romance, identity crises, and newfound friendships.

James, Sabrina. Be Mine.

When she brags that she is entering the competition for the most romantic couple of the Valentine's Day Dance, Jennifer has only one problem--she needs a boyfriend.

Limb, Sue. Girl Fifteen, Charming but Insane.

Fifteen-year-old Jess, living with her mum, separated from her father in Cornwall, and with a best friend who seems to do everything perfectly, finds her own assets through humor.

McKnight, Gillian. To Catch a Prince.

Stepsisters Alexis Worth and Helen Masterson, both sixteen and in London for the summer, must choose between maintaining their friendship and winning the heart of Prince William.

Shaw, Tucker. Flavor of the Week.

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.

Van Draanen, Wendelin. Confessions of a Serial Kisser.

A teen girl is on a quest for the most spectacular, heart-stopping, life-changing kiss. But she soon learns kissing is way more complicated than romance novels have led her to believe.

Van Draanen, Wendelin.  Flipped. 
The first time she saw him, she flipped. The first time he saw her, he ran. And from the second grade to the seventh, that's how it was. But in the eighth grade, their views of each other turned upside down.

Various Authors.  First Kisses Series.

Hawthorne, Rachel.  Trust Me (#1)
"Trust Partners" with Sean Reed for the entire counselors-in-training program? Sean may have deep blue eyes that make my heart flutter, but he's always been a troublemaker. That is so not going to work. Even if he does have a really, really nice smile.

Davis, Stephie. Boyfriend Trick (#2)
Collins, Jenny. Puppy Love (#3)
Jordan, Sabrina. It Had to Be You (#4)

Various Authors. Simon Romantic Comedies series.

Fun, adorable stories plus a list of talented authors equals a teen series that proves just how crazy love can be—The Romantic Comedies series.

Royally Jacked by Niki Burnham
Spin Control by Niki Burnham
Do-Over by Niki Burnham

Scary Beautiful by Niki Burnham
Dancing Queen by Erin Downing

Prom Crashers by Erin Downing
Major Crush by Jennifer Echols
The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols

Ripped at the Seams by Nancy Krulik
She's Got the Beat by Nancy Krulik
Party Games by Whitney Lyles
Getting to Third Date by Kelly McClymer
30 Guys in 30 Days by Micol Ostow
Gettin' Lucky by Micol Ostow
Crush du Jour by Micol Ostow
Animal Attraction by Jamie Ponti
Love, Hollywood Style by P. J. Ruditis
The Secret Life of a Teenage Siren by Wendy Toliver
Miss Match by Wendy Toliver

Wells, Pamela.  Heartbreakers.

Best friends Sydney, Kelly, Alexia, and Raven have seen each other through everything... until three of them are dumped on the same night! The girls decide to create a list of rules to help them avoid future heartache, with unexpected results.