If you like Maine Squeeze by Catherine Clark
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The Boy Who Owned the School: a Comedy of Love by Gary Paulsen
Jacob Freisten, often in a fog, tries to ease through high school unnoticed, but a beautiful classmate takes notice of him and his life begins to change.
The Girl Who Invented Romance by Caroline B. Cooney
While waiting for her first big romance and observing the sometimes rocky love affairs of her parents and brother, sixteen-year-old Kelly develops a board game called Romance.
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Princess in Love by Meg Cabot (Princess Diaries, v. 3)
In a series of humorous diary entries, a New York City ninth grader agonizes over her love life, final exams, and future role as the princess of Genovia.
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Thwonk by Joan Bauer
A cupid doll comes to life and offers romantic assistance to A.J., a teenage photographer suffering from unrequited love.
The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman by Louise Plummer
Seventeen-year-old Kate hopes for romance when her older brother's friend Richard comes to stay at their house during Christmas vacation.