Real Love is a new collection of hi/lo YA novels that focus on realistic teen relationships. The novels feature diverse teen characters in contemporary settings as they experience love, romance, dating, sex, body image, LGBTQ issues, and more.

From authors who write from real-world experience, these contemporary YA romances will engage the most reluctant teen readers.



Love is Love

When Emmy falls for Jude, her cousin's cool, 
transgendered friend, will she learn to 
love herself too?

Themes: LGBTQ, gender identity,
body image, dating & sex

Same Love

Camp Revelation brings Adam and Paul together, 
but what do you do when your church and 
your family don't accept who you love?

Themes: LGBTQ, religious obligation, 
parental pressure

True to You

Jorge has what it takes to make it in the bizarre
world of pro wrestling, but can be true to himself as
a gay guy in this world?

Themes: LGBTQ romance, diversity & multiculturalism,
socio-economic status, dating & sexuality,
stereotyping, sports - wrestling

You're You

Freyja has always been an activist and
identifies as a lesbian, but when she develops
feelings for Sanjay, can she be cool with being bisexual?

Themes: LGBTQ romance, diversity & multiculturalism,
dating & sexuality, social activism

Romeo for Real

When Romeo's friends and family
can't accept him as gay, can he
overcome their homophobia to show
Julian his love for him is real?

Themes: LGBTQ romance, dating & sexuality,
bullying, homophobia

Just Julian

After years of bullying and struggling
with his mental health, can Julian find the
strength he needs to accept love from Romeo?

Themes: LGBTQ romance,
dating & sexuality, bullying, homophobia