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Great Books About "Crushes"

Fiction Books

Bingo Brown's Guide To Romance
by Betsy Cromer Byars
Bingo starts writing a Guide to Romance for his younger brother, but finds his advice being put to the test when his long-distance girlfriend, Melissa, comes back to town.

Just As Long As We're Together
by Judy Blume
Stephanie's and Rachel's friendship is challenged when a new girl, Alison, moves into the neighborhood…and they all develop an interest in the same boy.

Philip Hall Likes Me, I Reckon Maybe
by Bette Greene, Charles Lilly (Illustrator)
Eleven-year-old Beth thinks that Philip Hall likes her, but their on-again, off-again relationship sometimes makes her wonder.

Taffy Sinclair and the Secret Admirer Epidemic
by Betsy Haynes
All of Jana's friends are being asked out except for her, and Randy, the guy she likes, only seems interested in snobby Taffy. When Jana gets a 'secret admirer" letter, she goes on a mission to find out who sent it…and she's in for a surprise!

Totally Crushed (Lizzie McGuire Series)
by Kiki Thorpe, Lizzie McGuire, Terri Minsky
Lizzie finds out that Larry, the biggest nerd or "dirk" in school, likes her. To avoid hurting his feelings, she goes out with him…and actually likes it!

Non-Fiction Books

A Smart Girls Guide to Boys: Surviving Crushes, Staying True to Yourself & Other Stuff
by Nancy Holyoke and Bonnie Timmons (Illustrator)
This book gives tips on telling a guy you like him, how to break up, and dealing with jealousy, as well as advice from boys and fun pop quizzes.

Crushes, Creeps, and Classmates: A Girl's Guide to Getting Along With Boys (Girls' Guides)
by Elizabeth Frankenburger
This guide helps girls understand the strange relationships between themselves and boys, and answers questions about being friends with boys, dealing with crushes, dating, and interacting with boys in daily life.

Dating With Confidence: A Teen's Survival Guide
by Jacqueline Jarosz
This book offers practical advice on dating issues, including "Are You Ready?," "First Date Do's and Don'ts," and "How Are You Gonna Get There?"

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