18 June, 2020 By Chelsea Parker

10 Must-Read High School Romance Books For You

Nothing is as sweet and tender as a high school romance. It is a memory that stays with us throughout our life, and something many of us have experienced. Today these memories can be re-lived through many of the books about high school romance that are available. Some of our favorite high school romance books are listed here, with a wide range of storylines and categories.

There’s also a whole list of short stories if you are short on time and prefer those.

10 High School Romance Books You NEED To Read

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before

Publication Date : April 15, 2014

Print Length : 368 pages

Part of a three book series, Jenny Han tells the story of high-schooler Lara Jean and her experience with high school romance. Instead of openly admitting her crushes, she decided to declare her love in a letter, addressed and sealed to each crush, and kept in a box under her bed. When these letters are delivered to her crushes, it forces her to confront her past and navigate the whirlwind of high school romance.

Before I Fall

Publication Date : March 08, 2016

Print Length : 544 pages

A teenage girl faces a tragic accident, resulting in terrifying experiences in “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver. In this dark high school romance book, Samantha Kingston lives the same day over and over. She is faced with a new reality and forced to come to terms with secrets of the people closest to her. She soon discovers the power a single day can have in life.

I Hate You More

Publication Date : June 10, 2019

Print Length : 276 pages

This high school book romance is somewhat unexpected as author Alexandra Moody put her thoughts into “I Hate You More.” The hottest guy in school moves in with Ally’s family for senior year. Ally is not fooled by his great looks, his brutal charm, or his manipulative personality. Ally wants to get rid of him, so her friends come up with a plan to make sure Ally’s father kicks him out. However, things do not go quite as well as they had hoped.

Just Listen

Publication Date : February 28, 2008

Print Length : 400 pages

Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything” — and the picture of perfection. This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. The intense, music-obsessed boy with a habit of telling the truth helps Annabel face the night that her life changed.

Me Before You

Publication Date : July 30, 2013

Print Length : 369 pages

Jo Jo Moyes penned one of the best high school romance books entitled “Me Before You.” Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl. She lives an ordinary life with a close family and a steady boyfriend. Then she takes a job with Will Traynor, and her life is forever changed. This love story brings two very different people together who could not have less in common. Prepare with some tissues, as it is a heartbreakingly romantic novel.

The Kissing Booth

Publication Date : May 14, 2013

Print Length : 448 pages

Elle has it all: pretty and popular. But she’s never been kissed. This changes when she decides to run the kissing booth at her school’s Spring Carnival and locks lips with Noah Flynn. A total player that happens to be the brother of her closest friend. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer. Is she meant to have her happily ever after or heartbreak?

My Life Next Door

Publication Date : June 13, 2013

Print Length : 432 pages

Huntley Fitzpatrick’s “My Life Next Door” features two teenagers from two very different families living next door. On the outside, both families are seemingly perfect and Samantha Reed was always envious of the Garrett family. When Jase Garrett climbs over her fence one day, everything changes and a romance blossoms. But, when a bomb is dropped, only one family can come out on top, and the teens hope their romance will survive.

A Walk to Remember

Publication Date : September 01, 2000

Print Length : 256 pages

You’ll need to grab your box of tissues for this classic high school romance book by Nicholas Sparks. This tear-jerker tells the story of a bad-boy, Landon Carter, who falls for the most unlikely outcast, Jamie Sullivan. This unusual pair faces trials of all kinds, and it only strengthens their love. But what will happen in the end? This is a must-read for anyone who doesn’t mind a powerful, yet sad portrayal of love.

The Wrong Costar

Publication Date : October 19, 2019

Print Length : 270 pages

Writer Alexandra Moody has put a lot of twists and turns into one of her high school romance books. “The Wrong Costar”, Book 2 of the Wrong Match series, finds Teagan landing the lead role in the school play. She never imagined that Hollywood heartthrob Liam Black, known as a bad boy, would be her co-star. Teagan becomes annoyed, wondering how she can shine on stage when all eyes will be on Liam. The two stars cannot stand each other. This leads to some very interesting chapters.


Publication Date : August 30, 2011

Print Length : 304 pages

Many people have seen the movie, but now the book vividly brings out the unfortunate experiences of “Carrie” by Stephen King. For fans of dark high school romance books, this would be one to read. Carrie finds herself at a high school prom where she is named as the queen. Unforeseen, terrifying events soon ruin her beautiful evening.

Wrap Up

There is a fantastic number of high school romance books available today. Those listed above are popular books that are mild in language as well as in romantic situations. They will have you on the edge of your seat and unable to close the book. Be sure to check out our other romance recommendations!