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Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage)

See below for a selection of the latest books from Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage) category. Presented with a red border are the Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage) books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great Romance & relationships stories (Children's / Teenage) books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

Author: ,Kati Gardner Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2020

Jase Ellison doesn't remember having acute lymphocytic leukemia when he was three years old. His cancer diagnosis only enters his mind twice a year. Once at his yearly checkup at the oncology clinic and one when he attends Camp Chemo in the summer. No one in his real life knows about his past, especially his friends at Atlanta West Prep. Mari Manos has never been able to hide her cancer survivorship. She wakes every morning, grabs her pink forearm clip crutches, and starts her day. Mari loves Camp Chemo--where she's developed a healthy crush on fellow camper Jase. At Camp, she knows that she'll never get the look or have to explain her amputation to anyone. Jase wants to move on, to never reveal his past. But when Mari transfers to his school, he knows she could blow his cover. That's the last thing he wants, but he also cannot ignore his attraction to her. Mari wants to be looked at like a girl, a person, and not only known for her disability. But how do you move on from cancer when the world won't let you?

It Sounded Better In My Head

It Sounded Better In My Head

Author: Nina Kenwood Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Dance Like No One's Watching

Dance Like No One's Watching

Author: Vanessa Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2020

Fame and Glee meet Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl in former West End actress Vanessa Jones' stunning sequel to Sing Like No One's Listening. It's back to show business as usual at Duke's Academy of Performing Arts. Things are finally working out for Nettie, with her voice restored, her gorgeous boyfriend Fletch and the lead role in the college musical. That is, until Fletch is left in a coma after a terrible motorcycle accident and a TV company invades Dukes, pitting her against old enemy Jade Upton. As she tries to juggle impossible pressure and following her heart, Nettie discovers secrets about her mother that make her question everything she ever knew. Desperately trying to bring Fletch back with her voice whilst holding her nerve on stage and screen, Nettie is pushed to breaking point. Will Fletch wake up? Will the stage ever feel like home? And will she find out the truth about her mother? Dance Like No One's Watching by Vanessa Jones will show that Nettie is not helpless, and we'd better listen.

Rules for Being a Girl

Rules for Being a Girl

Author: Candace Bushnell, Katie Cotugno Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

From Katie Cotugno and author of Sex and the City Candace Bushnell comes this fierce and feisty exploration of feminism: standing up, speaking out and rewriting the rules. Don't be easy. Don't give it up. Don't be a prude. Don't be cold. Don't put him in the friendzone. Don't act desperate. Don't let things go too far. Don't give him the wrong idea. Don't blame him for trying. Don't walk alone at night. But calm down! Don't worry so much. Smile! Marin is a smart, driven, popular girl - she's headed for Brown when she graduates and has a brilliant career as a journalist ahead of her. Especially in the eyes of English teacher Mr Beckett. He spends a lot of time around Marin, and she thinks it's harmless . . . until he kisses her. No one believes Marin when she tells them what happened, so she does the only thing she can: she writes an article called 'Rules for Being a Girl' for the school paper to point out the misogyny and sexism that girls face every day. As things heat up at school and in her personal life, Marin must figure out how to take back the power and rewrite her own rules.

A Taxonomy of Love

A Taxonomy of Love

Author: Rachael Allen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/04/2020

A YA romance-with a sparkling commercial voice and a dash of science-that explores a relationship over six years The moment Spencer meets Hope the summer before seventh grade, it's something at first sight. The pair become fast friends, climbing trees and planning world travels. After years of being outshone by his older brother and teased because of his Tourette syndrome, Spencer finally feels like he belongs. But as Hope and Spencer get older and life gets messier, the clear label of friend gets messier, too. Through sibling feuds and family tragedies, new relationships and broken hearts, the two grow together and apart, and Spencer, an aspiring scientist, tries to map it all out using his trusty system of taxonomy. He wants to identify and classify their relationship, but in the end, he finds that life doesn't always fit into easy-to-manage boxes, and it's this messy complexity that makes life so rich and beautiful.

Mary Underwater

Mary Underwater

Author: Shannon Doleski Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/04/2020

Inspired by Joan of Arc, a girl builds and pilots a submarine to prove just what girls can do in this masterful middle-grade debut Fourteen-year-old Mary Murphy talks to Joan of Arc, is failing science, and might lose her scholarship to her Catholic school, Our Lady Star of the Sea. Her father wants to send her away to live with an aunt she barely knows, and a lurking social worker is suspicious of Mary's latest black eye. But Mary doesn't want to be a victim anymore. Gaining courage from her heroine, Joan of Arc, she decides to build a real submarine like the model she's been making with the class clown-who seems to be developing a serious crush on her. With her father returning home soon from his latest stint in jail, Mary decides she will pilot her homemade, propane-tank submarine across the Chesapeake Bay, risking her life in a modern crusade to prove what girls can do.

The Weight of the Stars

The Weight of the Stars

Author: K. Ancrum Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2020

How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom

How Not to Ask a Boy to Prom

Author: S. J. Goslee Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2020

Hello Now

Hello Now

Author: Jenny Valentine Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

A beautifully moving, exquisite and utterly original love story from Carnegie-shortlisted author Jenny Valentine - for 12+ girls, boys, and everything in between. This is more than one story, more than one Now. But I'll tell it as best I can. Me? I'm Jude - like the Patron Saint of lost causes. Him? He's Novo. Like nothing on earth. Literally. In the beginning, before Novo showed up, my mum and me moved to the seaside. Then the first of July, 11.34am. Novo arrived. I was like an atom in his orbit. Alone with him, feeling the pull. Suddenly in the moment, in the Now. Then a terrible, unthinkable Now. One that could tear my family apart. But Nows can be undone, rewritten, changed. Goodbye to life as I know it. And Hello Now... From Guardian-prize-winning author Jenny Valentine, this is a stunningly written exploration of what it means to live and love in the moment that quite literally transcends logic and time.

Song Beneath the Tides

Song Beneath the Tides

Author: Beverley Birch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Ally arrives from England with her brothers to stay for a month in Africa - weeks of running wild on an unspoiled, untamed coast amid mangrove creeks, vast white sandy beaches, coral reefs and warm seas. But on their first walk through the forest to the beach, Ally is swamped by a sense of an unseen presence close to her - of being spoken to. The feeling increases as a local teenager, Leli enthusiastically sweeps her into the world of his village and their offshore island (Kisiri - the place of secrets). It's the beginning of a friendship that swiftly becomes an intense, overwhelming bond between them. Kisiri is a place of local legend, protected and feared: village youngsters dare each other to go there. Village elders forbid it. Ally and Leli feel drawn to it, and land on its shores. At once Ally feels again that invisible presence, a whispered voice. But fear can change things, divide people. The bond between Ally and Leli feels unbreakable. But suddenly everything, everyone, conspires to drive a wedge between them. She is, after all, an outsider - a visitor, no more. Only weeks away, she will leave for England, simply walk away, never to return, how can she possibly share, or help?

On Midnight Beach

On Midnight Beach

Author: Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

In this beautiful, epic coming-of-age novel, an old tale is rewoven as a stunning YA story by well-known Irish author/illustrator Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick. I kept clear of Dog Cullen. Till the summer we turned seventeen, the summer the dolphin came to Carrig Cove . . . Donegal, 1976 When a dolphin takes up residence in Carrig Cove, Emer and her best friend, Fee, feel like they have an instant connection with it. Then Dog Cullen and his sidekick, Kit, turn up, and the four friends begin to sneak out at midnight to go down to the beach, daring each other to swim closer and closer to the creature . . . But the fame and fortune the dolphin brings to their small village builds resentment amongst their neighbours across the bay, and the summer days get longer and hotter . . . There is something wild and intense in the air. Love feels fierce, old hatreds fester, and suddenly everything feels worth fighting for.

The Pieces of Ourselves

The Pieces of Ourselves

Author: Maggie Harcourt Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/04/2020

Flora doesn't do people , not since the Incident that led to her leaving school midway through her GCSEs. The Incident that led to her being diagnosed with bipolar II. The Incident that left her in pieces. Until Hal arrives. He's researching a story about a missing World War I soldier, and he wants Flora's help. Flora used to love history before the Incident, but spending so much time with Hal is her worst nightmare. Yet as they begin to piece together the life of the missing soldier, a life of lost love, secrets and lies, Flora finds a piece of herself falling for Hal.