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What is a good romance book?

Asked by jules96 (176points) December 27th, 2009

I’m out of good books to read, and I really would like suggestions on an appropriate romance book (preferably a series) for teenagers.

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Allie's avatar

Wuthering Heights… the classics, I think, are more than appropriate for teenagers.
The Princess Bride… romance, adventure and comedy all rolled into one. This is probably one of my favorite books.

Kelly_Obrien's avatar

I’m sorry. I thought you asked, “What good is a romance novel?”

jules96's avatar

@Allie Thanks! I haven’t read either of those so I’ll look into them.
@Kelly_Obrien It’s okay.

Allie's avatar

@jules96 Also, I remember reading the Bridget Jones books and loving them. They’re also full of comedy. Here’s Bridget Jones’ Diary and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason. There is also Bridget Jones’ Guide to Life but I haven’t read that one.

jules96's avatar

@Allie Thank you so much! I haven’t read any of these!

SamIAm's avatar

suzanne’s diary to nicholas – james patterson… read it in high school, couldn’t put it down and i’m not a big reader!

jules96's avatar

@Samantha_Rae I’ll make a note of that one too :D

Allie's avatar

I think all the books I mentioned have been made into movies, but here are some more:
The Notebook
A Walk to Remember
Nicholas Sparks writes a lot of romance books.

jules96's avatar

@Allie I’ve actually read both of those. All of Nicholas Sparks’ stuff is really sad.

Fluthermucker's avatar

I thoroughly enjoyed Wet Side Story.

sliceswiththings's avatar

Oh…for teenagers. “Outlander” by Diana Gabaldon is a lot of fun, and it has lots of sequels which I haven’t read yet, but it is um, graphically romantic. I was a little young when I first read it in tenth grade and was uncomfortable during the sex scenes, but a couple years later I picked it up again and loved them:)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants and its sequels are fantastic (very different from the movies!) and totally teen appropriate.

jules96's avatar

@sliceswiththings Thanks, my sister actually has the Traveling Pants series, but has never even read them.

sliceswiththings's avatar

@jules96 Oh wow, get her on that, she will love them!!!

bunnygrl's avatar

Maybe its the Scottish blood in my veins but as a child I read “Kidnapped” by Robert Louis Stevenson and to this day its still one of my all time favourites. There is a sequel too (called Catriona) and while I read that too it doesn’t have the same place in my heart as Kidnapped does. They made a tv adaptation (there have been many versions) when i was young that starred David McCallum, I used to RUN home from school to see it every week lol. Now that I’ve mentioned it I’m getting such an urge to go read it again, now THAT is the sign of a good book :-)

Also I’ve always LOVED Jane Ayre
hugs xx

bunnygrl's avatar

tried to edit the above but the button disappeared <smacks self> of course i meant Jane Eyre tsk typos :-)
hugs xx

bea2345's avatar

Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, Northanger Abbey, Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Tom Jones. Perhaps Chatterley is unsuitable for teenagers but a generation that grew up on some of the fare offered in juvenile and young adult collections should not blench at D.H. Lawrence (I can hear my mentor, a former Director of Library Services, turning in her grave).

jules96's avatar

@bunnygrl Haha. Thanks for the book suggestions :)
@bea2345 I’ve seen Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice and my school, but they others I’ve never heard of. Thank you, I’ll be sure to look them up :D

smartfart11's avatar

Might as well read Twilight… I like it even though it’s been so blown up and mainstreamed. I also suggest Nicholas Sparks, and I also read Atonement recently, which I thought was very good, although sad.

jules96's avatar

@smartfart11 I’ve actually read Twilight, which probably isn’t surprising… I’ve heard of Atonement. I’ll need to make a trip to the bookstore sometime soon.

aiwendil's avatar

@sliceswiththings I absolutely adore the Outlander books. The latest book was just published a couple months ago and now there’s still another one coming (So exciting!). But, I would definitely re-stress the rating on the book. I’d probably wait until you were either 17 or 18 OR are perfectly comfortable with more detailed sex scenes than just vague hintings.

sliceswiththings's avatar

—@aiwendil Oh good! I have to catch up on them.

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