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Alice Alone by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor.
Aliceís first year in high school gets off to a difficult start when she and her boyfriend Patrick break up, but with the help of her father, older brother, and best friends, she gains a better sense of her own self-worth.

Beauty: a Retelling of the Story of Beauty & the Beast by Robin McKinley.
Kind Beauty grows to love the Beast at whose castle she is compelled to stay and through her love releases him from the spell which had turned him from a handsome prince into an ugly beast.

Blood and Chocolate by Annette Curtis Klause.
Having fallen for a human boy, a beautiful teenage werewolf must battle both her packmates and the fear of the townspeople to decide where she belongs and with whom.

Bone Dance by Martha Brooks.
When her father wills her a cabin on land in rural Manitoba, Alexandra meets a young man who shares her Indian heritage and her experience of being haunted by spirits.

Both Sides of Time by Caroline B. Cooney
The summer after senior year, Annie, wishing she could have lived 100 years ago in a more romantic time, finds herself in the 1890s and it is indeed romanticóand very painful.

Catalogue of the Universe by Margaret Mahy.
Determined to satisfy her curiosity about her unknown father, eighteen-year-old Angela May embarks on an emotional journey that shapes and forever alters the way she looks at herself, her unconventional Mother, and her devoted friend Tycho.

Close Enough to Touch by Richard Peck.
A seventeen-year-old boy trying to recover from the loss of his girlfriend meets an unusual girl.

Empress of the World by Sarah Ryan.
Fifteen-year-old Nicola falls in love, but to her surprise, itís not with a boy. Itís lovely Battle whom Nicola cares for, and it seems Battle loves her back.

Gentlehands by M. E. Kerr.
A teenage boy falls in love with an "upper-class" girl and gets to know his estranged grandfather in one heartbreaking summer which climaxes in a shattering search for Nazi war criminals.

Hard Love by Ellen Wittlinger.
After starting to publish a zine, in which he writes his secret feelings about his lonely life and his parents' divorce, sixteen-year-old John meets an unusual girl.

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson.
After meeting at their private school in New York, fifteen-year-old Jeremiah, who is black and whose parents are separated, and Ellie, who is white and whose mother has twice abandoned her, fall in love and then try to cope with people's reactions.

Love Among the Walnuts by Jean Ferris.
Born and raised in isolation in a wealthy, eccentric family, Sandy is shocked when he, his parents, and their servants become victims of a vicious plot by his greedy uncles to incapacitate them and take their money.

Motown and Didi by Walter Dean Myers.
Motown and Didi, two teenage loners in Harlem, become allies in a fight against Touchy, the drug dealer whose dope is destroying Didi's brother, and find themselves falling in love with each other.

Much Ado About Prom Night by William D. McCants.
Political uproar about a peer counseling program in a southern California high school keeps two star-crossed antagonists at odds before the upcoming prom.

Secret Sacrament by Sherryl Jordan.
Gabriel, who wants to become a healer, lives in an ancient world where some people are considered less than human. When scoundrels try to block his path, itís his love for the beautiful Ashila that gives him the strength to meet his destiny.

The Silver Kiss by Annette Curtis Klause.
A mysterious teenage boy, harboring a dark secret, helps Zoe come to terms with her motherís terminal illness.

Someone Like You by Sarah Dessen.
Halley's junior year of high school includes the death of a friend, the discovery that her best friend Scarlett is pregnant, and Halley's own first serious relationship.

Thwonk by Joan Bauer.
A cupid doll comes to life and offers romantic assistance to A.J., a teenage photographer suffering from unrequited love.

Tom Loves Anna Loves Tom by Bruce Clements.
Almost from the first moment he sees Anna, Tom knows that he loves her, and although she is cautious at first, they quickly develop a very special realtionship.

Troy by Adele Geras.
    The story of the siege of Troy told through four teenage protagonists.

Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech.
After her Mother leaves home suddenly, thirteen-year-old Sal and her grandparents take a car trip retracing her motherís route. Along the way Sal recounts the story of her friend Phoebe whose mother also left.

Wind Blown Backward by Mary Downing Hahn.
Although they share a love of poetry and problems with their parents, a shy high school senior's attraction to a popular classmate is tempered by her fear of his moody, self-destructive side.

Zel by Donna Jo Napoli.
Based on the fairy tale Rapunzel, the story is told in alternating chapters from the point view of Zel, her mother, and the nobleman who pursues her, and delves into the psychological motivations of each of the characters.