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Genre Definition:

Romantic fiction revolves around the love story of two characters in a novel, whether it is a sweet crush or steamy affair. Romantic fiction may be set in any time, place, world or situation (mystery, thriller, humor, dystopian, etc).

YA Librarians Jennifer Hubert Swan and Angelina Benedetti share lots of romance titles for MG and YA in this archived Booklist webinar. They also share tips and ideas for reader advisory for MG readers of romantic fiction.

Reading Assignment:

You are asked to read three books for this month.

Select 3 titles from the following list:

Top Ten Romance Fiction for Youth: 2013
Mrs. Readerpants: Books Like Beastly
Top Ten (Middle School Appropriate) Paranormal Romances
13 Little Blue Envelopes by Maureen Johnson
52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody
7 Clues to Winning You by Kristen Walker
A book by Susane Colasanti
Accidental Love by Gary Soto
A Song for Bijou by Josh Farrar
Also Known As by Robin Benway
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van Leer
Boy on the Bridge by Standiford
Breaking Beautiful by Jennifer Shaw Wolf
Cinder by Marrissa Meyer
Confectionately Yours by Lisa Papademetriou
Crazy Beautiful by Lauran Baratz-Logstead
Curveball The Year I Lost My Grip by Jordan Sonnenblick
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
Enchanted by Alethea Kontis
Entwined by Heather Dixon
Fifteenth Summer by Michelle Dalton
Geeks, Girls and Secret Identities by Mike Jung
Going Vintage by Lindsay Leavitt
Golden by Jessi Kirby
Guitar Notes by Mary Amato
Heartbreak Messenger by Vance (the rare middle school romance book that boys will like)
Homesick by Kate Klise
How (not) To Find a Boyfriend by Allison Valentine Schrier
How I Survived Middle School: P.S. I Really Like You by Nancy Krulik
How My Summer Went Up in Flames by Jennifer Salvato Doktorski
I’ve Got a Secret by Lara Rice Bergen
I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I Would Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson
Keeping the Castle by Patrice Kindl
Looking for Alaska by John Green
Love? Maybe by Heather Hepler
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Matched by Ally Condie
My Life Undecided by Jessica Brody
My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Harris
Nantucket Blue by Howland
Noelle’s Christmas Crush by Angela Darling (Crush series)
North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley
Once Upon a Marigold/Twice Upon a Marigold/Thrice Upon a Marigold by Jean Ferris
Romiette and Julio by Sharon Draper
Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
Smart Girls Get What They Want by Sarah Strohmeyer
Son of the Mob by Gordon Korman
Spy School by Stuart Gibbs
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Art of Wishing by Lindsay Ribar
The Big Crunch by Pete Hautman
The Boy on Cinnamon Street by Phoebe Stone
The Boy Project by Kami Kinard
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
The Encyclopedia of Me by Karen Rivers
The Heartbreak Messenger by Alexander Vance
The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
The Queen of Kentucky by Alecia Whitaker
The Story of Us by Deb Caletti
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda by Tom Angleberger
The Summer I Became a Nerd by Leah Miller
The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland
This is What Happy Looks Like/ The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck
Totally Crushed by Eliza Willard
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker
Unchained by L.B. Tillit
What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen

Resources for this Genre:

YA Highway: 5 Fast Differences Between YA and MG
Teen Librarian's Toolbox: What's the diff? MG versus YA...a guest post by author Shannon Duffy
Middle Grade Mondays: ARC's Are Us and the Romantic No-No
Milk and Cookies: Comfort Reading
Mrs. Readerpants blog
Ms. Yingling Reads blog
Amity Middle School- Bethany Book Blog
StorySnoops: Children's Book Reviews and Suggested Reading Lists

Book and Movie Trailers:

Beautiful Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrVl6pq1gNE
Firelight by Sophie Jordan Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lv-n7JnHOXY&feature=youtu.be
Guitar Notes by Mary Amato Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipqDTT9T8iE
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMoXMhql0L0
Matched by Ally Condie Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xaeNWL8rlBI
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLsejBOqomk
Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5a0PuGpQaw