Warm Up With a Little Romance

It's cold, so what better time than the month of February, when everyone's talking and thinking about love, than to pamper yourself and cuddle up with a good romance!

Explore my recommendations of off-beat romance for teens including the following books.

In Rules for 50/50 Chances, the future is truly up in the air. Caleb is a super cute guy with an absolutely disarming smile, but HD (Rose) is too consumed with the fact that she might have a rare hereditary disease to allow herself to see the world from his point-of-view or even to go to school and become a professional dancer.

If you want an over-the-top, campy horror story mixed with a bit of romance, Sweet is for you! There's seething hatred, rioting, murder, suicide - and all because of a evil little sweetener. Tom and Laurel are brought together as a matter of survival in this perversely appealing satire. This book is so extreme, intentionally exaggerated, and seriously amusing.

Sweet is available in other formats.

Relaxing with some love-themed music might also be in order if you're trying to nourish yourself and take it easy indoors. Little Voice has some gorgeous vocals and piano playing, along with lyrics about heartbreak and healing. And Everything Is 4 includes "Love Hangover" which might get you up and moving when you need to go.

Little Voice is available in other formats.

Everything is 4 is available in other formats.

If you prefer staying inside, check out a movie about love. I recommend Paper Towns and Insurgent, both wonderful YA books written by authors from Chicago.

Stay warm, and happy reading, listening and viewing!

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