Unconventional romances, alternate romances, and un-romances

for refugees from the onslaught of hearts and flowers.

For surviving the breakup, this is a funny and insightful read.  Yes, it’s written for the ladies, but it’s accessible enough  that it will help guys and girls laugh off the sting.

 

It’s Called a Breakup Because It’s Broken

Greg Behrendt and Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt

If you need to see a breakup as the start of something rather than the end, then check out this title. Audrey’s life-after-breakup is a complete one-eighty from life before, after her ex writes a breakaway hit about their split.

 

Audrey, Wait!

Robin Benway

OK, we know that every single teen book blog out there has told you about this one.  We might have even blogged it here before. But this is just too perfect an alternate romance to not mention in this post.  Forget about boy-meets-girl perfect fiction – Perks takes you into the twists and turns of the weirdness that is romance.  Sort of.  Read it, anyway.

 

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

Stephen Chbosky

How about an un-romance?  Q will do whatever it takes to find Margo.  Along the way he finds a whole lot more than just the girl, and he also finds out that he might not be looking for what he thought he was.  Classic John Green.  And come see us at the library if this makes you want to read Whitman, which it probably will.

Paper Towns

John Green

And finally, for a great read that is pretty much the polar opposite of typical romantic fluffiness, try this one.  A challenging read at times, but oh so worth it when the connections all start to show.

The Realm of Possibility

David Levithan

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