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The Lighter Side of Love


Humorous love stories






Anna and the French Kiss
Stephanie Perkins
FICTION PERKI

When Anna's romance-novelist father sends her to an elite American boarding school in Paris for her senior year of high school, she reluctantly goes, and meets an amazing boy who becomes her best friend, in spite of the fact that they both want something more.
Wendelin Van Draanen
FICTION VANDR

After reading her mother's secret collection of romance novels during her parent's difficult separation, seventeen-year-old Evangeline Logan begins a quest for the perfect kiss.
Jody Gehrman
FICTION GEHRM

Sixteen-year-olds Geena, Hero, and Amber spend the summer working at a Sonoma, California coffee shop, where they experience romance, identity crises, and newfound friendships.
Abby McDonald
FICTION MCDON

Seventeen-year-old Sadie Allen has spent the last two years pining for her best friend, Garrett, but when he heads off to literary camp for the summer without her, she decides to kick her unrequited crush for good, with the help of her co-workers, another boy, and her own summer twelve-step program.
Dyan Sheldon
FICTION SHELD

"Hildy has only had two-and-a-half dates in her whole life, and she isn't counting the half. It's starting to look as if she's never going to have a third date, or be kissed, or know a boy who is more than just a friend. Then, on an ordinary day, she meets Connor of the melt-that-ice-cap smile-- and a summer that was going to be ordinary as toast turns into Hildy's summer of love. But love for Hildy is a little more complicated than the songs and movies have led her to believe. It's not so much girl-meets-boy-and loses-her-heart as boy-meets-girl-and-loses-his-mind. Part cautionary tale and part romantic comedy, Dyan Sheldon's wry, diary-style novel weighs in on all ends of the relationship scale in a story of first love."--|cProvided by publisher.
Joan Bauer
FICTION BAUER

As sixteen-year-old Ellie pursues her two goals--growing the biggest pumpkin in Iowa and losing twenty pounds herself--she strengthens her relationship with her father and meets a young man with interests similar to her own.
Jenny Han
FICTION HAN

"Lara Jean writes love letters to all the boys she has loved and then hides them in a hatbox until one day those letters are accidentally sent"--|cProvided by publisher.
Gillian McKnight

Stepsisters and best friends, both sixteen, Helene Masterson and Alexis Worth could not be more different. One is preppy, one is punky; it's a wonder they get along at all. But they do agree on something: how much they love royalty! When they get to travel to London and Paris, where actual princes live, they know this is their only shot to become royalty themselves. Is it really possible to catch that prince?