My goodness how I love a good YA romance; they’re like my guilty pleasure. Except I don’t feel guilty; I love ‘em and I don’t care who knows it. From when I was a younger to now, YA novels have always had a way of stealing my heart and making everything much sweeter. They make you feel starry-eyed and remind you of what it’s like to fall in love with life and someone else.
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Naturally, I was very happy to hear that Netflix was releasing an adaptation of Jenny Han’s well known YA romance novel To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before. What a treat! If you’ve already read the book, you’re set. And even if you haven’t read it, we’ve got the list for you. Here are five books to check out if you’ve got a crush on To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.
A fifteen-year-old Ruby Oliver has a shrink for all the hardships she’s been through for the past few days. From losing her friends to becoming an outcast to having her first beer. She finds her way through each challenge by listing it all out. We think she’ll be okay, but not without a few more funny faults and heartaches.
Emily has always been the quiet one; she’s the one to stay within the safe confines of her comfort zone. Then Sloane comes along and yanks her right out of it. But right as their wild summer is about to begin, Sloane just disappears. Emily is left by herself again… along with a big list of to-do’s from Sloane. Will she have the guts to do all these without someone by her side? Will it lead her to Sloane? With the help of a cute guy she’s never seen before Emily lives life like she never has before.
Could you imagine spending the 99 days of summer at home before college with the boy whose heart you broke and the boy you broke it for? Awkward. Now imagine them being brothers. That’s rough. Molly Barlow has to live with the pain of hurting not just her ex, but his whole family. Their sister is mad, the town remembers, and Molly just wants to avoid everyone. But when memories resurface, mistakes are forgiven, and feelings are hard to fight, summer can start to feel a lot longer.
To know every single thought that your crush has, every fantasy, and all those unspoken words would be pretty unreal. When Gideon surprisingly lands himself in one of New England’s most esteemed prep schools, his head is barely keeping above water. His roommates are totally cool, but lack the character that Gideon has. He soon finds himself faced with an initiation to lose his virginity to the sexy Molly, but his plan could change. He can’t help but want to win over Pilar, the most beautiful girl he’s ever seen. Everyone is confused, except for the one girl that can read his every thought.
From the beginning, Rosie and Alex were meant to be together. At least that’s what they thought until Alex and his family moved from Dublin to Boston. The two try their best to stay in touch with emails and phone calls, but eventually, time and life pull them in different directions. However, destiny has a different plan for them. Throughout the novel, we catch all the miss opportunities and how one moment can change everything.