12 Days of YA Book Recommendations: Day 6 – Rom-Com

12 Days of YA Book Recommendations

On the sixth day of YA book recommendations, I’m recommending three swoonworthy rom-coms!

Better Than the Movies

Better Than the Movies is truly a love letter to all rom-coms. It’s full of trope-y goodness that will leaving you swooning in delight! Before Liz’s mother died, she passed her love of rom-coms to Liz. It’s the end of her senior year, and if Liz can land the perfect prom date, it would be like one of their rom-coms and feel like her mom is there with her. In order to win over her childhood crush, Liz recruits her neighbor Wes to fake date her in exchange for the coveted parking spot they fight over daily. But as Wes and Liz spend more time together, Liz starts to rethink who her perfect leading man might be. Perfect for fans of rom-coms, especially To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and The DUFF (the movie adaptation). Check out my aesthetic and full review here.

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From Little Tokyo, with Love

I absolutely adored From Little Tokyo, With Love! It’s a fun YA rom-com with a focus on family and identity. I loved watching Rika and Henry (who was very sweet and swoonworthy) grow closer as they run all over LA searching for Rika’s long-lost mother. Rika’s anger and loneliness in being an outsider in her community felt so real, and I appreciated seeing these feelings come to life in a character. You’ll want to read this book if you love modern fairytales, celebrity romances, family secrets, Los Angeles, and complex main characters!

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Heartbreakers and Fakers

Heartbreakers and Fakers is a fun summer rom-com with lots of drama! After making the huge mistake of cheating on her boyfriend with her best friend’s boyfriend, Penny must fake date Kai in order to prove that they have real feelings for each other and be forgiven by their friends. I loved watching Penny grow throughout the novel and seeing flashbacks from the previous school year, where we discover how unhealthy Penny’s friendship with her best friend was. And the romance! Her hate-to-love + fake relationship with Kai was so good! This book is perfect for fans of Better Than the Movies and To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Find the book: Goodreads, Bookshop, Barnes & Noble, Amazon

What are your favorite rom-coms? Let me know below in the comments!

Follow along during the12 Days of YA Book Recommendations and check out last year’s rom-com recommendation.

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