Reviews and Blog Posts: dating

The last girlfriend on earth : and other love stories

by Simon Rich

DPL Rating:
4

I like my romance books funny and irreverent or not at all. So imagine my delight when I found Simon Rich's collection of short stories featuring the weird, sardonic and hilarious tales of romancing the girl.

How to ditch your fairy

by Justine Larbalestier

DPL Rating:
3

Most people have a fairy which charms them in some way. Charlie's best friend, Rochelle, has a clothes shopping fairy which always scores her amazing deals (when it isn't raining, anyway). Charlie's romantic rival, Fiorenze, has an all boys will like you fairy which overrides their usual dating tastes. Charlie,...

Our song

by Jordanna Fraiberg

DPL Rating:
4

Our Song is part romance, part mystery and part psychological discovery. Olive Bell seemed to have a great life.  She lived in a perfect community, had a popular boyfriend and was doing well in school.  But life is not really good for Olive.  After a fight with her boyfriend, Olive...

Eleanor & Park

by Rainbow Rowell

DPL Rating:
4

Trigger warnings for: domestic abuse, implied domestic violence, sexual harassment, and bullying.

Eleanor has an abusive stepfather, an emotionally distant father, and any number of bullies at her new school. She thinks Park is beautiful.

Park has the only parents on the block who are still together. When he's not being ignored...

Every day

by David Levithan

DPL Rating:
4

Over the years, I've definitely heard a lot of hype about David Levithan's books. Then he went ahead and co-authored Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green, of whom I'm a huge fan. You might have heard of him. He's the author of the bestselling and soon-to-be-made-into-a-movie

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