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Thank you for your Book Match request for I Can’t Tell You by Hilary Frank. As I don’t know your age or why you liked the book (other than the genre you selected as Romance) the books I am suggesting are based on the fact that I Can’t Tell You is a high school level book and an unconventional romance. Therefore, I chose books that have romance elements in them, but are also have other conflicts with friends, family, school, etc, since I Can’t Tell You also contains those themes. Here are some other books I hope you will like. If you’d prefer more traditional or less edgy romances, just let me know and I will provide you with some other suggestions! Thank you for using Book Match J
Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.
High school student Nick O'Leary, member of a rock band, meets college-bound Norah Silverberg and asks her to be his girlfriend for five minutes in order to avoid his ex-sweetheart.
Doing It by Melvin Burgess.
Three teenage friends, Dino, Jonathon, and Ben, confront the confusions, fears, and joys of adolescent male sexuality.
Geography Club by Brett Hartinger.
Russel Middlebrook is a sophomore at Goodkind High School. He has a secret crush on a baseball jock, Kevin Land, and soon discovers that Kevin is also gay. The boys become friendly outside of school and set up the "Geography Club" with three other gay students, one of whom is Russel's closest friend, Min. The club members relish the opportunity to discuss their lives and to relate to one another openly and honestly. Eventually, however, intense peer pressure and insecurity take their toll.
It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini.
A humorous account of a New York City teenager’s battle with depression and his time spent in a psychiatric hospital, where he has his first romantic encounter.
King Dork by Frank Portman.
High school loser Tom Henderson discovers that "The Catcher in the Rye" may hold the clues to the many mysteries in his life. For him, life is a series of humiliations, from the associate principal who mocks him to the popular girls who put him on their Dud list. The teen takes refuge in music, writing songs, and inventing band names with his only friend, Sam.
Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac by Gabrielle Zevin.
After a nasty fall, Naomi realizes that she has no memory of the last four years and finds herself reassessing every aspect of her life. She questions why she is with her jock boyfriend and develops feelings for another boy with an unclear past.
Lost It by Kristen Tracy.
Idaho teen Tess Whistle is having one weird junior year–she, her family, and her friends are all losing it. Her parents, born again following a serious grease fire in the kitchen, take off unexpectedly to a survival camp in the Utah desert, leaving Tess with her grandmother. Tess's best friend, Zena, reacts to her parents' marital troubles by making elaborate plans to blow up a poodle. And Tess herself, who used to be 100 percent certain that she'd wait until she was married before she had sex and is deathly afraid of the wilderness, loses her virginity out of doors with her boyfriend.
Sweethearts by Sara Zarr.
After losing her soul mate, Cameron, when they were nine, Jennifer, now seventeen, transformed herself from the unpopular fat girl into the beautiful and popular Jenna, but Cameron's unexpected return dredges up memories that cause both social and emotional turmoil.
What My Mother Doesn’t Know by Sonya Sones.
Sophie describes her relationships with a series of boys as she searches for Mr. Right.