Young Adult novels are filled with romantic quotes even when the book itself isn’t a romance. Here are ten quotes that show the romantic side of some great young adult authors.

“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body.”
Unravel Me, Tahareh Mafi

“She looked at me, like she was drinking in the fact that I was still here. And I realized I was doing the same thing. The world was collapsing, and the only thing that really mattered to me was that she was alive.”
The Last Olympian, Rick Riordan

“I know you aren’t perfect. But it’s a person’s imperfections that make them perfect for someone else.”
Lola and the Boy Next Door, Stephanie Perkins

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“Dumbledore watched her fly away, and as her silvery glow faded he turned back to Snape, and his eyes were full of tears. ‘After all this time?’ ‘Always,’ said Snape.” ― Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

“Happiness. It was the place where passion, with all its dazzle and drumbeat, met something softer: homecoming and safety and pure sunbeam comfort. It was all those things, intertwined with the heat and the thrill, and it was as bright within her as a swallowed star.” ― Daughter of Smoke & Bone, Laini Taylor

“Trying to write about love is ultimately like trying to have a dictionary represent life. No matter how many words there are, there will never be enough. ― The Lover’s Dictionary, David Levithan

“Holding Eleanor’s hand was like holding a butterfly. Or a heartbeat. Like holding something complete, and completely alive. – Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell

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“And I’ve realized that the Beatles got it wrong. Love isn’t all we need—love is all there is.” ¬– Morgan Matson, Second Chance Summer

“The way I feel about him is like a heartbeat — soft and persistent, underlying everything.”
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, Becky Albertalli

“Our hearts, they need a mirror, Tessa. We see our better selves in the eyes of those who love us.”
Clockwork Princess, Cassandra Clare

“As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once.”
The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

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