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August 10, 2016
Summer is a great time for students and teachers alike to indulge in reading that is light, fun, and purely for pleasure. What better way to do so than with a romance novel? Here are our top recommendations for romances to read this summer that will keep you glued to your beach chair or park bench!
Gimme a Call by Sarah Mlynowski
This teen romance contains an exciting time-travel twist. Devi is a senior in high school who has spent the last three years ignoring her friends and her studies in order to be with her boyfriend, Bryan. When Bryan breaks up with her, Devi realizes too late how foolish she’s been. But after her cell phone falls into a fountain, Devi discovers that she can now use it to communicate with her freshman self. Can she convince her freshman self to make better choices and avoid Bryan? Or will this younger her fall in love with Bryan all over again?
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
This novel follows the budding romance between two teenagers who don’t quite “belong.” Eleanor and Park are amazed to discover how much they have in common, despite their outward differences. This is a touching and sincere novel about first love that manages to avoid cliché.
Paper Towns by John Green
Quentin has always been infatuated with the girl next door, Margo. After they spend one night together adventuring around town, Margo disappears and Quentin must follow the clues she left behind to find her. Be sure to read this novel before July 24, when the movie releases!
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Owen and Lucy first connect when they are trapped together in a broken-down elevator. Once the elevator doors open, they travel their separate ways, but continue to communicate from across the world through postcards. This is a sweet story that explores the joy and pain of love across a distance.
by Benjamin Alire Saenz
Aristotle and Dante, two teenage boys with wildly different backgrounds–Ari’s family is emotionally distant while Dante’s has encouraged him to express himself with poetry and art– fall in love despite their differences. Part coming-of-age novel, part romance, this is a summer read that will keep you turning the page.
Check out these summer romance reads and tons more on the Scholastic Reading Club website! Which romances will you be reading this summer? Let us know in the comments section.
About the Authors:
Steph Esteves is a Merchandising Intern. He recently graduated from Montclair State University. He is a huge Harry Potter fan, and enjoys spending his weekends down the Jersey shore.
Mari LeGagnoux is a Social Media/Online Marketing intern. She is a senior English concentrator at Brown University, but an Angeleno at heart. She also drinks way too much tea.
Rebecca Yoshor is a Merchandising Assistant for Scholastic Reading Club. She likes cappuccinos, anything and everything YA, and beautifully illustrated picture books. She dislikes cold weather and video games.
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