Top Three Must-Read Books: Romance Edition!

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Sam Morel, Editor

I am a human life book worm; give me a book and I’ll finish it in an hour, although it must be a romance novel. Romance novels rope me in in a way that no fiction novel can. I love seeing a story throughout someone else’s point of view; it makes you see something in a different light. With that being said these are my top 3 best romance novels to read!

Number 3: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbuam 12+

“Jenna has just started her junior year at a very intimidating LA prep school where she knows no one except for her new stepmother’s pretentious teenage son. Just when she’s thinking about going back to Chicago – to her friends who understand she’s still grieving the death of her mother – she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the halls of Wood Valley HIgh School. 

In a leap of faith – or an act of complete desperation – Jessie begins to rely on SN. Jessie can’t help but want to meet SN in person, but are some mysteries better left unsolved?”

This romance novel is cheesy but a good one! Jessie and SN develop this relationship that nobody would expect at the start. It had me hooked from the beginning, and the way Buxbuam wrote this story had me very intrigued. 

Number 2: The Upside of Falling by Alex Light 13+

“It’s been years since seventeen-year-old Becca Hart believed in true love. But when her former best friend teases her for not having had a boyfriend, Becca impulsively pretends she’s been secretly seeing someone.

Brett Wells has it all. As captain of the football team and one of the most popular guys in his school, he should have no problem finding someone to date, but he’s always been more focused on his future than who to bring to prom. When he overhears Becca’s lie, Brett decides to step in and be the mystery guy. It’s the perfect solution: he gets people off his back for not having a meaningful relationship and she can keep up the ruse that she’s got a boyfriend.

Acting like the perfect couple isn’t easy though, especially when you barely know the other person. But with Becca still picking up the pieces from when her world was blown apart years ago and Brett just barely holding his together now, they begin to realize they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. When the line between what is pretend and what is real starts to blur, they are forced to answer the question: Is this fake romance the realest thing in either of their lives?”

Since Brett and Becca’s first interaction I knew that they were soulmates; the way everything fit together and at the end, when the puzzle was finally finished, it just shows how much one person can really change you. I’m pretty sure I’ve reread this book a good ten times. The Upside of Falling has got to be one of my all time favorites, and how Light writes moved me in a way I never thought a book could.

Number 1: The Fault in Our Stars by John Green 13+

“Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.”

Everytime I read this book I cry. I cry as if it was my first time ever reading it. It’s such a sad, well-telled story that will forever hold a special place in my heart. Green is an amazing writer and he never fails to amaze me with his writing. This is the one story that when I say that the book is better than the movie, I truly mean that. This will forever be my favorite book ever.