Saturday, February 7, 2009

Romances are here!

We have a great display of different kinds of romances at the Main library. We also have several bookmarks for different types of romances for some more ideas on our Readers Wall by the internet computers. Romances focus on relationships and people like them because of their emotional draw. There are no surprises, but there may be a few unexpected passions (as Connie the librarian says, “ooh la la”). They are usually quick reads with a happy ending. What’s not to like, right? Here are some options from the “first love” bookmark. A lot of these options are located in our young adult section, but they're also some of the most fun and emotionally drawing books you'll find. These choices are respectfully taken from Novelist, something else you gotta love.

Candy by Kevin Brooks
When fifteen-year-old Joe Beck gets lost in a disreputable neighborhood in London, he meets sixteen-year-old Candy, a heroin-addicted prostitute, and as he tries to help her, he experiences some unexpected consequences.

Boy Proof by Cecil Castellucci
Feeling alienated from everyone around her, high school senior and cinephile Victoria hides behind the identity of a favorite movie character until an interesting new boy arrives at school and helps her realize that there is more to life than just the movies.

Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by Rachel Cohn
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.

Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen
When she is abandoned by her alcoholic mother, high school senior Ruby winds up living with Cora, the sister she has not seen for ten years, and learns about Cora's new life, how to allow people to help her, and that she too has something to offer others.

Things Change by Patrick Jones
Sixteen-year-old Johanna, one of the best students in her class, develops a passionate attachment for troubled seventeen-year-old Paul and finds her plans for the future changing in unexpected ways.

Someone Like Summer by M. E. Kerr
An upper-middle-class white girl from Long Island and an immigrant worker from Colombia fall in love despite objections from both their families and their community.

The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty
Three female students from Ashbury High write to three male students from rival Brookfield High as part of a pen pal program, leading to romance, humiliation, revenge plots, and war between the schools.

How to Build a House by Dana Reinhardt
When her father divorces her beloved stepmother and leaves her without her stepsister, Tess, Harper decides to join a volunteer organization to build houses for tornado victims.

Flavor of the Week by Tucker Shaw
Cyril, an overweight boy who is good friends with Rose but wishes he could be more, helps his best friend Nick woo her with culinary masterpieces which Cyril himself secretly creates.

No Shame, No Fear by Ann Turnbull
In England in 1662, a time of religious persecution, fifteen-year-old Susanna, a poor country girl and a Quaker, and seventeen-year-old William, a wealthy Anglican, meet and fall in love against all odds.

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