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High Interest-Short Stories / Fiction

Tales of Romance

by Krystal Jackson

Happiness. Misery. Trust. Jealousy. Love has its ups and downs. Teenagers discover that it's easy to fall for someone, but hard to make a relationship work. Each book features a teen girl in a distinctive setting, from a foggy Maine island to a Kentucky horse farm, from an inner-city neighborhood to a Southern California beach town.

The Beach:
Sunny had a crush on Scott for years-and now he's her boyfriend. Living the L.A. beach life is great, too. But when Sunny meets a surfer named Kai, everything changes. Is her relationship with Scott doomed?
Lexile: 490

Kishana doesn't have time for a relationship. She's too busy with school and her job at Pets First. Then a secret admirer starts calling in song dedications to her. The songs are sappy-but will they change Kishana's mind about romance?
Lexile: 510

Second Chance:
Andrea thinks she and Bo might become more than friends. Then a terrible accident sends her to the hospital. When she returns home, the family horse farm is in trouble, and Bo's father wants to own their favorite horses. Can Andrea save the farm and her relationship with Bo?
Lexile: 520

Katelyn lives on an island off the coast of Maine. When her father needs a new crew member for his lobster boat, Katelyn suggests Sean Doyle. People say Sean's family is cursed-but Katelyn and her father are willing to take the risk. Will Katelyn risk falling for Sean, though?
Lexile: 540

Lupe, a straight-A student, calls Tyler el payaso, the clown. Tyler may be a clown, but he knows how to make friends--unlike Lupe. He doesn't know how to get good grades, though. Will Lupe and Tyler trade their secrets for success-and something more?
Lexile: 570

Reviews & Comments:

The novel, Second Chance, is a high interest, low vocabulary novel, that centers on the love of romance and horses. The book reels in animal lovers by allowing them to feel the bonding that can form between a teen and a horse. The plot also includes just enough romance to keep the pages turning toward the story’s resolution. The only negative aspect that my students shared, is that they wish it had more of a multicultural character base.
–Tacoma Public School Librarians

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Reading Level

Interest Level

3rd Grade Readability

Grades 6-12+

Subject/Genre: Romance

Ratings: Lexile: 490-570

Recommended Ages: 11-18+

Pages: 64 pp., 4-1/4 x 7, softcover

Publisher:  HNB


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