Selections updated 8-22-17
Alderson, Sarah. The sound
Taking a summer job as a nanny on Nantucket Sound, heartbroken Ren forges an unlikely bond with a local bad boy from a privileged family only to question the dangerous natures of her new friends in the wake of a murder.
Barkley, Brad & Heather Hepler. Scrambled eggs at midnight
Calliope and Eliot, two fifteen-year-olds in Asheville, North Carolina, begin to acknowledge some unpleasant truths about their parents and form their own ideas about love.
Blume, Judy. Forever
Katherine and Michael, along with various friends and acquaintances in suburban New Jersey, discover the possibilities and limitations of love and personal commitment.
Brooks, Martha. Two moons in August
Sidonie falls in love with Kieran, the new boy in town, as she and her family cope with the loss of her mother.
Cohn, Rachel and David Levithan. Dash & Lily's book of dares
Told in the alternating voices of Dash and Lily, two sixteen-year-olds carry on a wintry scavenger hunt at Christmas-time in New York, neither knowing quite what--or who--they will find.
Colasanti, Susane. When it happens
High school seniors Sara and Tobey attempt to figure out what is important in life as they try to balance their preparations for their futures with their enjoyment of the present.
Daly, Maureen. Seventeenth summer
Classic teenage love story which follows the summer time romance of a college-bound girl and her boyfriend, who share moonlit sailboat rides, grueling introductions to parents, and the pain of separation.
Davidson, Dana. Jason & Kyra
Handsome and popular Jason tries to come to terms with his irascible, often absent father and his growing attraction to the quiet, studious Kyra.
Dessen, Sarah. This lullaby
Raised by a mother who's had five husbands, eighteen-year-old Remy believes in short-term, no-commitment relationships until she meets Dexter, a rock band musician.
Downham, Jenny. You against me
When eighteen-year-old Mikey's younger sister claims to have been raped and he seeks to avenge the crime, he meets Ellie, the sister of the accused, and befriends her, complicating the situation considerably for all of them.
Fitzpatrick, Huntley. My life next door
When Samantha, the seventeen-year-old daugher of a wealthy, perfectionistic, Republican state senator, falls in love with the boy next door, whose family is large, boisterous, and just making ends meet, she discovers a different way to live.
Green, John. The fault in our stars
Sixteen-year-old Hazel, a stage IV thyroid cancer patient, has accepted her terminal diagnosis until a chance meeting with a boy at cancer support group forces her to reexamine her perspective on love, loss, and life.
Han, Jenny. The summer trilogy
Isabel "Belly" Conklin is torn between two brothers as she spends her summers at the beach house of family friends.
Handler, Daniel. Why we broke up
Sixteen-year-old Min Green writes a letter to Ed Slaterton in which she breaks up with him, documenting their relationship and how items in the accompanying box, from bottle caps to a cookbook, foretell the end.
Harrington, Hannah. Saving June
Harper Scott's older sister, June, took her own life a week before high school graduation, leaving Harper devastated. So when her divorcing parents decide to split up June's ashes, Harper steals the urn and takes off cross-country. Enter Jake Tolan, a boy with a bad attitude, a classic-rock obsession...and an unknown connection to June.
Howland, Leila. Nantucket blue
Seventeen-year-old Cricket Thompson is planning on spending a romantic summer on Nantucket Island near her long time crush, Jay--but the death of her best friend's mother, and her own sudden intense attraction to her friend's brother Zach are making this summer complicated.
Menon, Sandhya. When Dimple met Rishi
When Dimple Shah and Rishi Patel meet at a Stanford University summer program, Dimple is avoiding her parents' obsession with "marriage prospects" but Rishi hopes to woo her into accepting an arranged marriage with him.
Myracle, Lauren. The infinite moment of us
As high school graduation nears, Wren Gray is surprised to connect with gentle Charlie Parker, a boy with a troubled past who has loved her for years, while she considers displeasing her parents for the first time and changing the plans for her future.
Nelson, Jandy. The sky is everywhere
In the months after her sister dies, seventeen-year-old Lennie falls into a love triangle and discovers the strength to follow her dream of becoming a musician.
Nicholson, William. Rich & Mad
Seventeen-year-olds Maddy Fisher and Rich Ross yearn for love, and after their first attempts at relationships go awry, they find one another and form a deep bond that can only be expressed one way.
Ockler, Sarah. Twenty boy summer
While on vacation in California, sixteen-year-old best friends Anna and Frankie conspire to find a boy for Anna's first kiss, but Anna harbors a painful secret that threatens their lighthearted plan and their friendship.
Perkins, Stephanie. Anna and the French kiss
When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
Philbin, Joanna. Rules of summer
Spending the summer working as an errand girl for the Rule family in the Hamptons, seventeen-year-old Rory befriends the family's teenaged daughter and develops feelings for their older son, but she finds that societal rules can be hard to break.
Rowell, Rainbow. Eleanor & Park
Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.
Schindler, Holly. Playing hurt
Chelsea Keyes, a high school basketball star whose promising career has been cut short by a terrible accident on the court, and Clint Morgan, a nineteen-year-old ex-hockey player who gave up his sport following a game-related tragedy, meet at a Minnesota lake resort and find themselves drawn together by the losses they have suffered.
Scott, Elizabeth. Perfect you
High school sophomore Kate Brown spends her afternoons at the mall helping her dad sell vitamins, wishing her best friend Anna would stop being a popular snob, and is not sure how to act when Will--a gorgeous classmate but a total player--seems to be interested in her.
Smith, Jennifer E. The statistical probability of love at first sight
Hadley and Oliver fall in love on the flight from New York to London, but after a cinematic kiss they lose track of each other at the airport until fate brings them back together on a very momentous day.
Walker, Melissa C. Unbreak my heart
Taking the family sailboat on a summer-long trip excites everyone except sixteen-year-old Clementine, who feels stranded with her parents and younger sister and guilty over a falling-out with her best friend.
Woodson, Jacqueline. If you come softly
After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reactions.