The Giant Print Library Romantic stories for younger readers


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The Giant Print Library

Romantic stories for younger readers

Updated: January 2013

Any UK member of our library service may borrow up to a maximum of 6 books per service for a 3 month loan period.

Most of the books have been produced by the National Blind Children's Society and are in 24 point type with identical covers to the ordinary print versions of the books.
Please be aware that due to their size, many of the books are split into two or more volumes, and these will have the same covers.
For details on borrowing any of the titles listed or for further information regarding the Giant Print collection please contact Liz Farrell or Hazel Sharrock, Children's Librarians at RNIB National Library Service on 0161 429 1975.

Love stories

Applegate, Katherine.

Ben's in love. 1994. Suggested reading age 13+. 1v.

First Zoey fooled around with Lucas and Jake found out. Then Claire wanted Jake, so she left Ben but ended up alone. Nina's in love with Ben but Claire wants him back. Will Claire steal her boyfriend back from her own sister? As for Ben, he's in love with two girls who just happen to be sisters.

Cabot, Meg.

The mediator 1 : love you to death. 2004. Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

Book 1 of the Mediator series. Suze is a mediator; she directs the unhappy dead into the afterlife, and it isn't easy - not all ghouls want to be guided. At least she's sharing her bedroom with Jesse - the most gorgeous ghost ever!

Cabot, Meg.

The princess diaries. 2000 Suggested age range 11+. 2v.

Book 1 in the Princess Diaries series. Manhattan teenager Mia suddenly becomes heir to the Genovian throne - apparently she is actually a princess! She is transformed by a hair and make-up artist and is befriended by Josh Richter, the boy of her dreams…

Glass, Linzi Alex

Ruby red. 2008. Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

Ruby's opulent Johannesburg neighbourhood is a far cry from the streets of Soweto where anger and hatred simmer under the surface. Ruby can't resist the blue-eyed Afrikaans boy who brings her the exciting rush of first love, but whose presence brings hushed whispers and disapproving glances.

Hopkins, Cathy

Mates, dates and cosmic kisses. 2007. Suggested reading age 13+. 1v.

Izzie is cool, bright and sassy. And when she meets the gorgeous

Mark, she's on a real high. He's divine. And he likes her! But why doesn't he call when he says he will? Desperate to make sense of things, Izzie spends her time checking her horoscope. And stays at home, just in case he calls. When Izzie loses her perspective her sense of fun, best friends Lucy and Nesta try to give her a reality check. But there are some things you'd rather not hear...

Hopkins, Cathy

Mates, dates and inflatable bras. 2001. Suggested reading age 13+. 1v.

Looking young for her age, fourteen-year-old Lucy finds her friendship with Izzie strained when sixteen-year-old Nesta comes into the mix, in a coming-of-age tale about three British girls.

Hopkins, Cathy

Mates, dates: the secret story. 2009. Suggested reading age 13+. 1v.

Tony has no idea that he is about to fall for the lively, elfin Lucy. But the course of true love never did run smooth - and reading his side of the story as well as hers is an irresistible


Kate, Lauren

Fallen. 2010. Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

Book 1; Fallen series. 17-year-old Lucinda falls in love with a gorgeous, intelligent boy, Daniel, at her new school, the grim, foreboding Sword and Cross. only to find out that Daniel is a fallen angel, and that they have spent lifetimes finding and losing one another as good and evil forces plot to keep them apart.

Kate, Lauren

Torment. 2011. Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

Book 2; Fallen series. Fallen angel Daniel and his mortal love Lucinda think they are safe but evil forces are massing against them. As Luce learns more about her past, and discovers that the lives she's already lived hold the key to her future happiness, she starts to wonder if Daniel has told her the whole truth.

Kate, Lauren

Passion. 2011. Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

Book 3; Fallen series. Before Luce and Daniel met at Sword & Cross, before they fought the Immortals, they had already lived many lives. And so Luce, desperate to unlock the curse that condemns their love, must revisit her past incarnations in order to understand her fate.

Kate, Lauren

Rapture. 2012. Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

Book 4; Fallen series.Time is running out for Luce and Daniel. To stop Lucifer from erasing the past they must find the place where the angels fell to earth. Dark forces are after them, and Daniel doesn't know if he can live only to lose Luce again and


Landman, Tanya.

The goldsmith's daughter. 2008.

Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

A young girl's struggle to change her destiny, set against the destruction of the Aztec empire. When Itacate, an apprentice goldsmith, falls in love with a stranger, her life takes a perilous turn. Can Itacate change her destiny and survive in this harsh new world?

Le Vann, Kate.

Things I know about love. 2006. Suggested reading age 13+. 1v.

Livia has been ill with leukaemia for most of her teen years and, as she heads out to America to visit her brother Jeff, she plans on making up for lost time. She's had a lot of time to think about love - but her previous crushes and boyfriends all pale in comparison to what she finds in New York...

Limb, Sue

Girl, 15 charming but insane. 2004. Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

Life can be trying when your best friend is a goddess, you are a woeful underachiever, and Ben Jones won't even look your way. This book reveals the agony, ecstasy and embarrassment of being a teenager through Jess, 15 and charming, but most definitely insane.

McCombie, Karen.

Dates, double dates and big, big trouble. 2006. Suggested reading age 13+. 1v.

Book 2 of the Ally's World series. Ally's feeling inadequate. Still, she's not sure what's more worrying-not having a boyfriend, or being invited on a double date with Kyra, Ricardo and Ricardo's mate. Wonder what this boy's going to be like...

Meyer, Stephenie

Twilight. 2008. Suggested reading age 15+. 3V.

Book 1 of the Twilight series. When 17 year old Isabella Swan moves to Forks to live with her father she expects that her new life will be as dull as the town. She finds that most of her new classmates are drawn to her; except, it seems, the Cullen family. Bella is convinced that Edward Cullen in particular hates her, but she feels a strange attraction to him…

Peet, Mal.

Tamar. 2005. Suggested reading age 15+. 5v.

A story about love, betrayal and belonging. When Tamar's grandfather, falls from a balcony to his death, he leaves behind a box with Tamar's name on it. For a long time Tamar refuses even to think about it...until one hot June day she opens it to reveal a series of clues and hidden messages from her grandfather. These lead her to the past and another Tamar, a man involved in the terrifying world of resistance fighters in Nazi-occupied Holland during the Second World War.

Rennison, Louise

Angus, thongs and full-frontal snogging: confessions of Georgia Nicholson. 2000. Suggested age range 13+. 1v

Book 1 in the Confessions of Georgia Nicholson (other books in this series are also available). Georgia seems to get every situation hopelessly wrong - not so good for her but great for the reader who is treated to an hilarious account of a few months in the life of a typical teenager.

Sedgwick, Marcus

Blood red snow white. 2008. Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

In 1917 Lenin and Trotsky govern from palaces where the Tsars once danced till dawn. Arthur Ransome, a journalist and writer who left his English home, his wife and daughter, falls in love with Russia and a Russian woman, Evgenia…

Smith, Dodie

I capture the castle. 1948. Suggested reading age 13+. 3v.

Seventeen year old Cassandra's diary chronicles her life in an old castle with her father who is suffering from writer's block, her stepmother Topaz, a model, her fiery sister Rose and younger brother Thomas. She writes about her life and the arrival of her landlords, the American Cotton family. She also writes about falling in love…

Spinelli, Jerry

Stargirl. 2000. Suggested reading age 13+. 1v.

From the day she arrives at Mica High School in a burst of color and sound, the hallways hum with the murmur of Stargirl, Stargirl. She captures Leo Borlock's heart, and at first the other students are enchanted...... Then they turn on her.

Swindells, Robert

Daz 4 Zoe. 1995. Suggested reading age 13+. 1v.

In a future world, two teenagers are divided by where they live. Zoe lives in the wealthy edge-city, Daz comes from the decaying inner-city streets. Their struggle to be together lies at the heart of this novel.

Turnbull, Ann.

No shame, no fear. 2003.

Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

(The sequel, Forged in the fire, is also available).This historical novel tells of the love of two young people, in a society that forbids their being together. Susanna Thorn is a Quaker in Restoration England, and Will Heywood is a rich country gentleman, captivated and intrigued by this plain-living, independent young woman.

Willis, Jeanne

Naked without a hat. 2003. Suggested reading age 13+. 2v.

Promising to keep his mother's secret, eighteen-year-old Will moves into a house for people with disabilities, falls in love with a young Gypsy woman, and learns to assert his own identity and independence.

Wilson, Jacqueline

Girls in love. 1998. Suggested reading age 13+. 1v.

Book 1 of the Girls series (other books in the series are also available). This book is about three girls in year nine. Learn all sorts of secrets about Ellie, Nadine and Magda. See if your all-time heroes match theirs, squirm at their most embarrassing moments, have a lot of laughs - you might even cry a bit, too - and get to find out a lot more about boys!

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