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Favourite books about love

Doing It

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.

Crossing genres and reading abilities, there's something here for everyone and YES that means BOYS too!

  • Sugar Rush

    Author: Julie Burchill

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  • Sugar Rush

    Author: Julie Burchill

    Shortlisted for the 2005 Booktrust Teenage Prize, this is a controversial and daring look at the gritty reality of teenage experie…

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  • Shiver

    Author: Maggie Stiefvater

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  • Shiver

    Author: Maggie Stiefvater

    Set in small-town Minnesota, Stiefvater’s moving and poetic novel of human/wolf interaction and relationships is a werewolf …

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  • Losing It

    Author: Various Editor: Keith Gray

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  • Losing It

    Author: Various Editor: Keith Gray

    This is a collection of eight short stories about growing-up, virginity and sex for teenagers.

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  • Angel

    Author: LA Weatherly

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  • Angel

    Author: LA Weatherly

    A thriller with a difference, this riveting read explores the conflicting emotions felt by two young people who know that only by …

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  • Starcrossed

    Author: Josephine Angelini

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  • Starcrossed

    Author: Josephine Angelini

    When the beautiful and mysterious Delos family arrive on Nantucket Island, Helen Hamilton's teenaged life is turned upside down.

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  • Naked

    Author: Kevin Brooks

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  • Naked

    Author: Kevin Brooks

    London, 1976: a summer of chaos, punk, love ... and the boy they called Billy the Kid

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  • Why We Broke Up

    Author: Daniel Handler Illustrator: Maira Kalman

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  • Why We Broke Up

    Author: Daniel Handler Illustrator: Maira Kalman

    This beautifully presented and unusual young adult novel tells the story of Ed and Min's relationship, from their first meeting to…

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  • Chopsticks

    Author: Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral

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  • Chopsticks

    Author: 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

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