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Topic: Can somone suggest a romance book series for a young girl?

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Subject: Can somone suggest a romance book series for a young girl?
Date Posted: 5/9/2012 2:29 PM ET
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My niece is starting to read romance novels, but isn't ready for some of the more mature lines.  Not even Harlequin yet, at least the Harlequin books I remember reading 20-30 years ago

Can someone suggest some titles, authors, or even a series or product line that has light-hearted romances suitable for a naive 14-yearold?


Subject: Sarah Dessen has some great standalones with romantic aspects
Date Posted: 5/9/2012 7:41 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/9/2012 8:31 PM ET
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if you can find them...scholastic had a series in the 80's..."WILDFIRE" that were very sweet and innocent.  Also the First Love by Silohuette and also another series was "Sweet Dreams" which was where Sweet Valley High started.

I still have all my Wildfire books (probably 70 or so) for my daughter to read when she gets to 6th grade or so...

Kim (Mistry) -
Date Posted: 5/13/2012 6:34 PM ET
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There was an 80's series called Sunfire. They were historical books with a romantic feeling, usually a girl had to choose between 2 boys, but you got a great history lesson in the meantime.  They were wonderful.  All the books have girls' names.. Amanda, Elizabeth, Carolina, Joanna, Danielle, etc.



Here is one of the authors, and there is a list at the bottom of the page of other books/authors in the series.

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Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 5/29/2012 9:44 AM ET
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A lot of the teen books today have romance but no sex. Most of them are also sci-fi, fantasy, etc. My DD loves the Maximum Ride books by James Patterson, books by P.C. Cast, and Tamora Pierce.

Also, the Meg Cabot books are suppose to be good. They are YA romance but not sci-fi, books like the Princess Diaries. When I was a pre-teen I loved the Sweet Valley High books.

Date Posted: 7/7/2012 11:41 PM ET
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you know, anna and the french kiss and lola and the boy next door, both by stephanie perkins were wonderful romances.  i think they'd be appropriate.  you'd enjoy them too...some of the best books in the last 2 years.