Recommended Reading: We Shouldn’t Feel This Way, Should We?

Tales of forbidden romance, love triangles, friendship enders and other bad ideas.

F Cohn,R

Cohn, Rachel and David Levithan. Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List.

Naomi and Ely are best friends who have been inseparable since childhood.. They decide to create a No Kiss List of people neither is allowed to kiss to make sure nothing will come between them. There are only two problems. Naomi is in love with Ely and Ely has just kissed Naomi’s boyfriend, Bruce. Will their friendship survive?

F Elkeles,S

Elkeles, Simone. Perfect Chemistry.

Brittany Ellis is popular and wealthy with a seemingly perfect life. Alex Fuentes is a gang member from the other side of town. When they are forced to be lab partners, their contempt for each other is undeniable. When Alex makes a bet with his friends that he can win her over, both of their worlds are turned upside down.

F Korman,G

Korman, Gordon. Son of the Mob.

Vince Luca has a normal teenage life. He worries about high school, acne and getting a girlfriend. And of course run-ins with the police and FBI! His dad is a mob boss, and even though he tries to keep the family business out of his own, Vince sometimes has to deal with dead bodies in trunks and listening devices in the house. So it figures that when he finally finds a girl he really likes, she turns out to be the daughter of the FBI agent who is after his dad.

F Nelson,J

Nelson, Jandy. The Sky is Everywhere.

Lennie Walker, poet and band geek, has happily spent most of her life in her sister Bailey’s shadow. But when Bailey dies suddenly, Lennie, her family and Bailey’s boyfriend Toby are left to deal with their grief. Even though they feel guilty, Lennie and Toby find themselves powerfully attracted to each other. When a gorgeous new guitar player in town, Joe, starts to pursue her, she has to decide between a boy who understands her grief and one who understands her passion for music.

F Perkins,S

Perkins, Stephanie. Anna and the French kiss.

Anna is not happy about shipped off to boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school. After all, her best friend and the cute guy she has been flirting with at her movie theater job are back in Atlanta. Then she meets Etienne St. Claire, a beautiful French speaking, English accented boy who is absolutely irresistible. They become fast friends, and potentially something more—if only he didn’t have a girlfriend.

 

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