7 YA Books About First Loves That’ll Make You Want To Have A Summer Fling

Summer is in full swing, and just when you think it can’t get any hotter, I'm here to tempt you with these seven romantic, steamy, and nostalgic YA tales of first loves. There’s still plenty of summer vacationing and room for even a few more summer flings. These books are sure to having you grinning, cheering, and perusing the beach for your very own summer romance. From meeting the love of your life to losing your virginity, these novels are full of heartbreak and true love — remember those days? Ahhh… that was the life!

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Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway

Emmy and Oliver were soulmates until Oliver disappeared. While Emmy seeks independence from her strict parents and Oliver faces a criminal father that has kidnapped him and kept him on the run, these two must figure out how to love from afar. A gut-wrenching tale full of romance and longing, you'll follow Emmy and Oliver as they must find their way back to each other. Written with the perfect amount of nostalgic heartache and truth, Emmy & Oliver will make you treasure your first love.

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P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

What’s better than a first love? Two first loves. Well, maybe. That’s exactly the dilemma that leading lady, Lara Jean faces in P.S. I Still Love You . When Lara Jean falls for Peter (a guy she was just pretending with) and then an old flame returns, she must navigate the treaherious waters of heartbreak and first love. It’s a charming book that will give you the feels.

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Tears. That’s what first loves are made of. Lots and lots of tears. Why not revisit your own heartbreak (while shedding a few hundred tears) and read the bold bestseller The Fault In Our Stars . Hazel navigates her terminal cancer diagnosis with her first and last love, Augustus Waters. This book will have you laughing and crying all at once and thank your lucky stars for your first love and probably everything else in your life. A million copies sold. A trillion tears shed.

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Forever by Judy Blume

Remembering your first time can be exciting and sometimes downright awkward. If you’re lucky, those memories are far in the past and you can laugh about them now. But why not relive it with a steamier, better, maybe less awkward version in Forever? Katherine and Michael face their senior year in love and wondering when they should exchange V cards. It’s a magical book about all kinds of firsts, and one that have you strolling down memory lane.

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The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen

OK, I’m a sucker for summer loves. Who can resist a sizzling love affair with a guy that you shouldn’t like but end up loving? Right, I thought so! Set in a magical coastal town, Emaline falls for a city boy who is not her type — a guy who has her questioning herself, her values, and her life. The Moon and More is classic romance that will have your heart beating as you start dreaming of your very own summer fling.

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Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty

First loves are often shrouded in complete and total awkwardness. That’s part of their charm! Poor Jessica Darling, as awkward as can be, faces her first love on her own – after her bestie moves away and leaves her out in the cold. Sloppy Firsts embarks on a funny journey that captures the spirit of growing up and discovering love.

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Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Eleanor & Park is a forever favorite to all readers with a big heart. It’s a tale of two quirky and unlikely teens that fall head-over-heels in love. These two misfits conquer love in all its seriousness, humor, and heartbreak, in this beloved modern day Romeo and Juliet. It’s a classic love story that is perfect for any age.

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