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Best Teen Books of 2012: Romance

  • TEEN

    LOVE AND OTHER PERISHABLE ITEMS

    DEC. 11, 2012

TEEN

LOVE AND OTHER PERISHABLE ITEMS

by Laura Buzo

The exactly right conclusion eschews easy resolution, though there’s plenty of hope as they flounder into the future. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BETWEEN YOU & ME

    AUG. 7, 2012

TEEN

BETWEEN YOU & ME

by Marisa Calin

Though hamstrung by a depressingly chick-lit-y cover, this total-immersion emotional experience is one readers will both... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE FITZOSBORNES AT WAR

    OCT. 9, 2012

  • TEEN

    THE GIRL IN THE CLOCKWORK COLLAR

    JUNE 1, 2012

  • TEEN

    THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME

    MARCH 1, 2012

TEEN

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOU AND ME

by Madeleine George

While in the end there are some plotlines left untied in slice-of-life fashion, the bittersweet resolution of the main... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

    JAN. 10, 2012

TEEN

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

by John Green

Green seamlessly bridges the gap between the present and the existential, and readers will need more than one box of tissues... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    GIRL MEETS BOY

    JAN. 1, 2012

TEEN

GIRL MEETS BOY

edited by Kelly Millner Halls

A superb offering—and therefore a shame that its cover design of a boy and girl in a clinch makes it look like a run-of-the... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    HAVE A NICE DAY

    OCT. 16, 2012

TEEN

HAVE A NICE DAY

by Julie Halpern

Aside from the too-anxious-to-eat valorization, fresh as a daisy and sharp as a tack. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    WRAPPED UP IN YOU

    OCT. 1, 2012

TEEN

WRAPPED UP IN YOU

by Dan Jolley & illustrated by Natalie Nourigat

True to this series' winning formula, an enjoyable mix of terror, comedy and romance. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    KEEPING THE CASTLE

    JUNE 14, 2012

TEEN

KEEPING THE CASTLE

by Patrice Kindl

While the happy ending comes as no surprise, the path to it is funny as well as satisfying, with many nods to Jane Austen... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    ENCHANTED

    MAY 8, 2012

TEEN

ENCHANTED

by Alethea Kontis

Absolutely delectable; if it has more fripperies and furbelows than are strictly speaking necessary, it makes up for that in... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    EVERY DAY

    AUG. 28, 2012

TEEN

EVERY DAY

by David Levithan

An awe-inspiring, thought-provoking reminder that love reaches beyond physical appearances or gender. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    SHADOWFELL

    SEPT. 11, 2012

TEEN

SHADOWFELL

by Juliet Marillier

Proper fantasy, balanced between epic and personal; this promises to be an engrossing series, with intimations of bigger... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    A BREATH OF EYRE

    APRIL 1, 2012

  • TEEN

    PANDEMONIUM

    MARCH 6, 2012

TEEN

PANDEMONIUM

by Lauren Oliver

From the grief-stricken shell of her former self to a nascent refugee and finally to a full-fledged resistance fighter,... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    BURN MARK

    JUNE 19, 2012

TEEN

BURN MARK

by Laura Powell

This smart, stylish series opener raises the bar for paranormal fiction, leaving readers impatient for the next installment. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE GIRL WITH BORROWED WINGS

    JULY 19, 2012

TEEN

THE GIRL WITH BORROWED WINGS

by Rinsai Rossetti

Infused with an urgent hope, this glimmering love story exhilarates and refreshes. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

    JAN. 2, 2012

TEEN

THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

by Jennifer E. Smith

Yes, many teens face more compelling problems than those of a smart, attractive daughter of affluent and loving, if... Full review >

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  • TEEN

    PASSION BLUE

    NOV. 6, 2012

TEEN

PASSION BLUE

by Victoria Strauss

A rare, rewarding, sumptuous exploration of artistic passion. Full review >

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  • TEEN

    STREET DREAMS

    MARCH 13, 2012

TEEN

STREET DREAMS

by Tama Wise

No simple coming-out story, this many-layered effort is gritty, warm and ultimately hopeful. Full review >

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