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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.

School Library Journal starred series 

 

RecentBooks

     

Walk This Way

A romance about a teen who feels he has to hide the fact that he does drag to get a boyfriend.

Themes: romance, dating & sex, LGBTQ+ issues, gender stereotypes, drag, community, music

In a Heartbeat

A romance about a trans teen boy who wants to get away to reinvent himself, only to find someone who loves him for who he is.

Themes: romance, dating & sex, LGBTQ+ issues, gender stereotypes, social anxiety, small-town life, community

The Love Code

A lesbian teen romance set in the competitive world of technology and robotics.

Themes: romance, dating & sex, LGBTQ+ issues, women in STEM, bullying, relationships, social media, socio-economic differences


     

Love, IRL

A same-sex romance that explores what happens when love online and in the real world collide.

Themes: romance, dating & sex, LGBTQ+ issues

Confessions of a Teenage Drag King

A teen living a double life discovers that the girl they have a crush on appreciates both aspects of their identity.

Themes: romance, dating & sex, LGBTQ+ issues, self-esteem

Ace of Hearts

A same-sex romance that explores asexuality in teen relationships.

Themes: romance, dating & sex, LGBTQ+ issues