YA & MG Books WITHOUT Romance

Looking for good YA or Middle-school reads without romance. No crushing on bad boys or love triangles (nothing wrong with that, just looking for something different). If the romance develops over the course of a series, but still doesn't play the main part in the action, that's OK (like Harry Potter, there is romance, but that isn't the point of the story).
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476 books · 206 voters · list created March 8th, 2013 by Kathy (Kindle-aholic) (votes) .
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message 1: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine So few books without romance... *shakes head disapprovingly*


Kathy (Kindle-aholic) Helen wrote: "So few books without romance... *shakes head disapprovingly*"

There's a lot more than are on this list, I'm sure. :)


message 3: by Kribu (new)

Kribu I'm glad to see this list growing!

Although from what I recall, both Sabriel and Leviathan had romance (or budding romance / thoughts of romance) in them - not the entire focus of the plot, but enough for me to remember.


message 4: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Isn't there romance in Howl's Moving Castle? Sophie and Howl?

Yes, I'm also glad to see it's growing, too.


message 5: by Renee (new)

Renee I just finished reading Howl's Moving Castle - the movie has a lot more romance than the book does. The book has barely any at all, even less than Sabriel did. I think it's safe for this list!


message 6: by Drew (new)

Drew The Book Thief, Unwind, and Tsarina do have some romance in them.


Izzy Book Queen So glad to see I'm not the only one tired of romance ruining books......


message 8: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi The Reading Rose wrote: "So glad to see I'm not the only one tired of romance ruining books......"

Ditto. :)


message 9: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Wait, why is The Last Unicorn here? The ending is all about love! O_O


message 10: by Kelsi (new)

Kelsi Helen wrote: "Wait, why is The Last Unicorn here? The ending is all about love! O_O"

I just realized that. Oops!


message 11: by Jester (new)

Jester TY for this list.


message 12: by laurafee (new)

laurafee Thank you for this list!!!!


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