Favourite books about love
Books are the perfect place to explore and talk about the complexities of the heart. Here are some of our favourites to get you talking about your emotions.
A vivid, fast-moving take on the Romeo and Juliet story, exploring the experience of young urban British Asians as they negotiate their way through two cultures
A taut, compelling tale in the Samurai warrior tradition
Grief has turned Lennie's world upside down - Bailey, her charismatic older sister, has died unexpectedly, forcing Lennie to step out from behind her shadow for the first time.
Shortlisted for the 2005 Booktrust Teenage Prize, this is a controversial and daring look at the gritty reality of teenage experience.
Callum is a Nought but his best friend Sephy is a Cross - the daughter of one of the most influential politicians in the country.
Welcome to the world of Georgia Nicolson - an angst-ridden teenage girl who keeps a diary to record the rollercoaster of emotions and experiences she faces every day
Set in small-town Minnesota, Stiefvater’s moving and poetic novel of human/wolf interaction and relationships is a werewolf story like no other.
Edited by Keith Gray
This is a collection of eight short stories about growing-up, virginity and sex for teenagers.
A thriller with a difference, this riveting read explores the conflicting emotions felt by two young people who know that only by risking their lives can they save the world.
Matt, Coop and Sean have been friends forever. Each summer, they set themselves a goal, and this year tops the lot - they must see a real live naked girl.
Macmillan Children's Books
When the beautiful and mysterious Delos family arrive on Nantucket Island, Helen Hamilton's teenaged life is turned upside down.
This beautifully drawn book cleverly examines the intricacies and complications of friendship
A much heralded, compelling sex story for teenage boys from this provocative writer
Macmillan Children's Books
In the first book of The Immortals series, find out what Ever will do after discovering she can read auras and hear thoughts
London, 1976: a summer of chaos, punk, love ... and the boy they called Billy the Kid
In the beginning there was Bob
Daniel Handler Illustrated by Maira Kalman
This beautifully presented and unusual young adult novel tells the story of Ed and Min's relationship, from their first meeting to their hearbreaking break-up.
Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
This unusual story of star-crossed teenage love is told visually, through a series of photographs, collages and scrapbook pages
Sonia Leong and William Shakespeare Adapted by Richard Appignanesi
Self Made Hero
Set in modern Tokyo, with the Capulets and Montagues recast as organised-crime rivals, this racy retelling gets to the heart of the love story and the foolish rivalry that dooms it.
A deliciously old-fashioned story, which encompasses love, adventure and a host of memorable characters.