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Hearts Gone Wild

Sometimes broken, sometimes searching, sometimes finding love

These titles are located throughout the library; please find the location in the catalog by clicking on the title.

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

A Heart Divided – Cherie Bennett and Jeff Gottesfeld  When sixteen-year-old Kate, an aspiring playwright, moves from New Jersey to the South, she becomes involved in a controversy to remove the school’s Confederate flag symbol.  Will her actions create problems for her and Jack – the man of her dreams?

Avalon High – Meg Cabot Avalon High seems like a typical high school, attended by typical students.  But not everyone is who they appear to be – not even new student Ellie, as she is about to discover for herself.  The legend of King Arthur is given a teenage twist in this book.

Old Magic – Marianne Curley Modern day magic isn’t as powerful as old magic.  Kate knows that and tries to convince Jarrod that he has old magic.  Can she convince him?  What must they go through to stop the curse on his family?

Dreamland – Sarah Dessen Caitlin, a high school junior, falls in love with an edgy, drug-dealing boy from another school.  When he starts to hit her, she doesn’t know what to do and doesn’t want to give him up.

Once Upon a Marigold – Jean Ferris A young commoner, raised by a conscientious troll and two faithful dogs; a cursed young princess; a queen with plans to marry off said princess; a doddering king and young love made stronger by p-mail (pigeon mail) make up a story that isn’t your typical fairy tale.

Who Am I Without Him? – Sharon Flake Ten short stories with authentic teen voices explore a variety of relationships between girls and the boys they like, ranging from humorous to sad.

Annie on My Mind – Nancy Garden      Liza puts her feelings aside for Annie after the disaster at school, but eventually she allows love to triumph over the ignorance of people.

High on a Hill – Dorothy Garlock  Set during the prohibition period of the 1920’s in rural Missouri, this is the story of Annabel Lee  Donovan and her struggles with life, love, and her father’s illegal bootlegging activities.

Marly’s Ghost – David Leviathan Following the tragic death of his girlfriend Marly, Ben descends into a deep depression and turns away from love.  But in this remix of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Marly and several other ghosts come back to haunt Ben on Valentine’s Day.

Crooked – Laura McNeal Will ninth-graders Clara and Amos ever realize they have a crush on each other?

Feeling Sorry for Celia – Jaclyn Moriarty   This funny Australian novel, made up of letters and diary entries, follows the life of Elizabeth, who is receiving anonymous love notes and trying to deal with the fact that her best friend has joined the circus.

The Beet Fields: Memories of a Sixteenth Summer – Gary Paulsen In this remarkable book, Gary Paulsen reworks material from his own life that has appeared earlier in his novels, to tell--with simple words and Hemingwayesque cadences--the story of a summer when a 16-year-old boy became a man.

The Unlikely Romance of Kate Bjorkman -  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.

Is Kissing a Girl who Smokes Like Licking an Ashtray? - Randy PowellAn eighteen-year-old pinball addict and a smart-mouthed girl who don't quite fit in with anyone else develop a special relationship

Accidental Love – Gary Soto It all starts when Marisa picks up the wrong cell phone.  When she goes to return it,  she feels something she’s never felt before, something a bit like…love.  But hot-tempered Marisa and geeky Rene aren’t exactly a match made in heaven.  So why can’t Marisa stay away from him ?

Rats Saw God – Rob Thomas In order to pass English class and graduate, 18-year-old Steve York has to write a 100- page essay about his life. What sounds like a run-of-the-mill writing assignment, however, becomes an excuse for Steve to reflect on the last four years (from Texas freshman to California senior), and figure out where it all went wrong.

Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging: Confessions of Georgia Nicholson – Louise Rennison Laugh your way through the outrageous diaries of 14 year old Georgia, a teen obsessed with boys, looks and her cat.  Sequels include: On the Bright Side, I’m now the Girlfriend of a Sex God and Knocked out by my Nunga-Nungas. 

Ground Zero (Hopeless Savages, vol. 2) –Jen Van Meter When you're sixteen, the world is a different place. When you're Zero Hopeless-Savage, the youngest daughter of rock stars Dirk Hopeless and Nikki Savage, the world is practically unrecognizable.

My Heartbeat – Garret Freymann-Weyr Are Manhattanite Ellen and her brother in love with the same boy?  Her parents and her brother himself hope not, but high schooler Ellen isn’t so sure.

If You Come Softly - Jacqueline Woodson   Two teens deal with other people’s reactions to their interracial relationship.

The Beetle and Me: A Love Story - Karen Romano Young   Daisy deals with her love interest and the love of restoring a purple 1957 VW Beetle to running order. 

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