All You Need Is Love
Romance Books for 6th – 8th Graders
Bauer, Joan - Thwonk
A.J.’s life changes forever when she meets a cupid who offers to make her dreams come true. The catch is he will only help her in one way: either artistically, academically, or romantically. 215 p.
Berry, Julie - The Amaranth Enchantment
Orphaned and living with her uncle, Lucinda’s life is turned upside down when a mysterious woman, a charming prince, and a pickpocket all come into her uncle’s shop on the same day. 308 p.
Cabot, Meg - Avalon High
Ellie is a new student at Avalon High, where the students seem to bear a striking resemblance to King Arthur and his Court. 288 p.
Davis, Tanita S. - A La Carte
While trying to help her troubled friend Simon, Lainey works towards her dream of becoming a celebrity chef with her own cooking show. 281 p.
Eulberg, Elizabeth - The Lonely Hearts Club
Penny Lane is fed up with boys, so she forms The Lonely Hearts Club and swears off boys completely. 290 p.
George, Jessica Day - Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow
An unnamed lass makes a magical deal with an isbjorn (a large, talking polar bear); if she stays in his castle for a year and a day, her family will become rich forever. 328 p.
Greenwald, Lisa - Sweet Treats & Secret Crushes
Olivia, Georgia, and Kate spend Valentine’s Day stuck in their high-rise apartment building during a blizzard. To pass the time, they decided to make fortune cookies for the residents of the building and learn each other’s secrets. 291 p.
Hale, Shannon - Book of a Thousand Days
Lady Saren refuses to marry the violent warlord her father has chosen for her – she prefers Prince Tegus. When Saren sends her maid, Dashti, to talk to him, Tegus falls for Dashti who he thinks is really Saren. 305 p.
Hogan, Mary - The Serious Kiss
Libby’s pursuit of a real first kiss is derailed when her family moves. On the other hand, being new has advantages – new prospects! 240 p.
Kephart, Beth - Undercover
Elisa loves writing and spends her free time ghost-writing love notes for boys to send to their girlfriends. But once Theo – the guy she really likes – asks her to write a note, Elisa finds the task too difficult. 278 p.
MacColl, Michaela - Prisoners in the Palace
After the death of her parents, Liza gets a job as maid to Princess Victoria in Kensington Palace. While acting as a spy for the princess, Liza meets Will, the handsome owner of a newspaper that is printing lies about her. 367 p.
McKinley, Robin - Beauty: A Retelling of the Story Beauty & the Beast
In this expanded retelling of the classic fairy tale, Beauty must live with a horrible beast so that the beast will spare her father’s life. 247 p.
MacLean, Sarah - The Season
Lady Alexandra Stafford is not looking forward to the beginning of “The Season,” a time when young girls are introduced to London’s polite society. Her attitudes change when Alex meets Gavin, the future Earl of Blackmoor. 343 p.
Marillier, Juliet - Wildwood Dancing
Every full moon, Jena and her four sisters enter a portal into another world for a night of dancing in the Wildwood with the Night People. 407 p.
Marriott, Zoe - The Swan Kingdom
After her mother’s mysterious death, Alexandra’s father, the King, marries an evil enchantress. Alexandra’s beloved brothers are changed into swans and fly away, while Alexandra is shipped off to a neighboring kingdom. She vows to defeat the wicked queen, free her brothers from their enchantment, and restore the kingdom. 253 p.
Napoli, Donna Jo - The Smile
Elisabetta is introduced to Giuliano de’ Medici, whose family rules the city of Florence. Giuliano falls for her but after his father dies, politics and war separate the two. Years later she poses for artist Leonardo DaVinci, who paints her smile – the smile that Giuliano fell in love with and which becomes DaVinci’s best known work. 260 p.
Osterlund, Anne - Academy 7
Both new students in the most exclusive academy in the Universe, Aerin and Dane meet and discover they are linked in ways they can’t imagine. 259 p.
Shulman, Polly - Enthusiasm
Julie and Ashleigh, both friends and Jane Austen fans, fall for the same boy who reminds them of Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. 198 p.
Sonnenblick, Jordan - Drums, Girls, & Dangerous Pie
Steven has a lot going on in his life. He’s juggling drums, school, girls, and his brother’s cancer diagnosis. 182 p.
Springer, Kristina - My Fake Boyfriend Is Better Than Yours
After a glamorous summer vacation, Sienna tells tales of her fabulous boyfriend Antonio. Tori knows Sienna is making him up so she counters with stories of her own fake and fabulous boyfriend. 180 p.
Sutherland, Tui - This Must Be Love
Helena and Hermia want Dmitri and Alex to ask them out. They drop clues, but the boys don’t get it. In fact, who-likes-who gets all mixed up, but the girls sort everything out in their journals and emails. 242 p.
Townsend, Wendy - Lizard Love
Nature-lover Grace moves from her rural home to New York City and feels like an outcast. But then she discovers a pet store called Fang & Claw and meets the store owner’s son. 196 p.
Van Draanen, Wendelin - Flipped
Juli has liked Bryce since the second grade, despite the fact that he has always avoided her. When Bryce finally does show interest, Juli starts questioning what she sees in him – their relationship has flipped! 212p.
Prepared by Sharon Hrycewicz, January 2011