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YA Romance Novels

Use this list of YA romance novel to find your next great read.

YA romance novels are one of my favourite genres. I love reading these cute love stories and losing myself in the author’s writing. It is not just teachers and their students who recognize what a great genre this is – many major streaming platforms have made YA romance books into movies. Check out this list to see if you can find your next great YA read.

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YA Romance Novels

Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott

Can you form a deep connection with someone you can never touch? Stella must maintain a strict six-foot distance to secure her spot on the lung transplant list. On the other hand, Will seeks control over his life and dreams of leaving the hospital at eighteen. Despite the risks, the idea of staying apart starts feeling like punishment rather than safety.

Of Curses and Kisses by Sandhya Menon

This modern take on Beauty and the Beast turns the tables. Princess Jaya Rao learns she will be attending a boarding school with her family’s enemy- Grey Emerson. So she hatches a plan to make him fall in love with her, only to break his heart. But what happens when she starts falling for him?

Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan

Lily and Dash meet and communicate through a notebook that Lily filled with dares and placed on a shelf for someone to find and carry them out.

He Said/She Said by Kwame Alexander

Omar “T-Diddy” Smalls and Claudia Clarke are opposites in every way. But when they are thrown together during a protest, they learn things about each other that surprises them- in the best way possible.


To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean keeps a box of addressed love letters in her room. At different points in her life she has written these letters to help her process her feelings. One day she discovers these letters have been mailed and received by her former crushes. Her love life goes from non-existent to full speed ahead.

The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

When Natasha and Danie’s worlds collide, they must overcome the universe’s odds to be together. Natasha is being deported back to Jamaica in 12 hours and doesn’t believe in fate anyway. Daniel must attend an interview to live up to his parents’ expectations, instead of pursuing his dream of being a poet. Natasha must live in reality, while Daniel spends the day trying to convince her to let go, believe, and fall in love.

Odd One Out by Nic Stone

This gripping novel by Nic Stone explores friendship, relationships, and figuring out who you are. Two best friends and a new girl learn how to navigate their relationship and friendship with each other, and discover who they are in the process.

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

A girl has not left her house for 15 years due to a severe medical issue that needs constant attention. One day Olly moves in next door and the two fall in love. Nothing is as it seems.

12 Genre Book Reports Assignment


Love teaching with genres?

Help your students dive deeper into their reading with these 12 different genre-focused book report assignments. Each assignment enables students to showcase their creativity while meeting curriculum standards. This assignment covers both fiction and non-fiction books. The assignment structure rotates every three months helping students achieve proficiency, while still providing student choice. Assignments can be used in any order. A sample teaching schedule is provided.

Included Genres

  • Realistic Fiction
  • Mystery Fiction
  • Graphic Novel
  • Science Fiction
  • Biography & Memoirs
  • Historical Fiction
  • Classical Fiction (pre-1970)
  • Fantasy Fiction
  • Non-Fiction
  • Traditional Literature vs. Fractured Fairy Tales
  • Sports Fiction
  • Free Verse Fiction

Assignment Types:

  1. Written Response – critical thinking and written reflection assignment.
  2. Creative Choice Board – students are provided with 3 options and must select which creative option they want to produce.
  3. Oral Presentation – a book talk format assignment.
  4. Student-Created Lesson based on a non-fiction book
  5. Traditional Literature vs. Fractured Fairy Tales Comparison Assignment

Find the 12 Genres Book Reports resource on Shopify CAD or Teachers Pay Teachers USD.

For more great middle school books, check out this blog post – Best Middle School Book Recommendations. Also, check out some fantastic YA books in this blog post – High School Book Recommendations.

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