31 Of the most romantic lines from YA literature

Young Adult (YA) fiction is famous for it’s beautiful love stories, some sticking in our hearts and following us forever. The best even show us what true love really looks like, and teaches us about the importance of first love, last love, and everything in between.

Here are some of the most romantic and beautiful lines from YA fiction.

1. “I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.”
John GreenLooking for Alaska

2. “Because I was right. For the two of us, home isn’t a place. It’s a person. And we’re finally home.” 
Stephanie PerkinsAnna and the French Kiss

3. “Love is giving the world away, and being loved is having the whole world to give.”
Emily HenryThe Love That Splits the World.

4. “Maybe this is what happens when you fall in love. On the outside a lighter is nothing amazing, but it holds all the ingredients that can create something wonderful. With a few pushes in the right direction, you can inspire something so brilliant that it pushes back the darkness.”
Katie McGarry, Crash Into You

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5. “Even if we found each other through magic, it didn’t make a difference—what was important was that we’d found each other, and our love was real.”
Sarah Kleck, The Concealed.

6. “I love you enough to hope that you will not care that I am being selfish in trying to make the rest of my life – whatever length – happy, by spending it with you.”
Cassandra ClareClockwork Prince

7. “I just want to spend every possible minute of the rest of my life with you.”
 Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

8. “When you lose someone and it still hurts, that’s when you know the love was real.” 
― Jenny Han, PS. I Still Love You

9. “No measure of time with you will be long enough. But lets start with forever.”
Stephenie Meyer, Breaking Dawn

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10. “I do care about your past, Rowen. It’s made you who you are today, and that’s the girl I’m in love with.”
Nicole WilliamsLost & Found

11. “Tonight was… well, it was perfect for me too. You’ve turned my world upside down. I’ve fallen in love with you, chica, and it scares the f**kin’ sh** outta me. I’ve been shakin’ all night, because I knew it.I’ve tried to deny it, to make you think I wanted you as a fake girlfriend, but that was a lie.” 
― Simone ElkelesRules of Attraction

12. “There’s a Korean word my grandma taught me. It’s called jung. It’s the connection between two people that can’t be severed, even when love turns to hate. You still have those old feelings for them; you can’t ever completely shake them loose of you; you will always have tenderness in your heart for them.” 
― Jenny Han, PS. I Still Love You

13. “We accept the love we think we deserve.”
― Stephen ChboskyThe Perks of Being a Wallflower

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14. “And now we’re supposed to go back to our normal lives. That’s what people do. They have these amazing experiences with another person, and then they just go home and clean the bathroom or whatever.”
― Susane ColasantiWhen It Happens

15. “It’s what you deserve to hear,” I say firmly, my eyes going cloudy with tears. “That you’re whole, that you’re worth loving, that you’re the best person I’ve ever known.” 
― Veronica RothAllegiant

16. “You’re dangerous,” he says.
“Why?”
“Because you make me believe in the impossible.” 
― Simone Elkeles, Rules of Attraction

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17. “I wanted to let him know that I wanted to make memories with him, even if they were just from one night. Memories that wouldn’t be tossed away and found by someone else searching for paper on the floor.” 
― Lauren GibaldiThe Night We Said Yes

18. “I know now that I don’t want to love or be loved in half measures. I want it all, and to have it all, you have to risk it all.” 
― Jenny Han, PS. I Still Love You

19. “Love extra, even if it means you hurt extra, too” 
― Emery LordThe Start of Me and You

20. “That must be love: when everything else in the world could implode and you wouldn’t care as long as you had that one person standing beside you.” 
― Katie McGarry, Dare You To

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21. “Well, you have to find that rare someone for whom you’re not putting on a show. Someone who shines a spotlight in your direction—not because you’re who they need you to be, or who they want you to be…just because you’re you.” 
― Jodi Picoult and Samantha Van LeerOff the Page

22. “If you’re scared, tell me. If you need to cry and scream, then do it. And you sure as hell don’t walk away from us because you think it would be better for me. Here’s the reality, Echo: I want to be by your side. If you want to go to the mall stark naked so you can show the world your scars, then let me hold your hand. If you want to see your mom, then tell me that too. I may not always understand, but damn, baby, I’ll try.” 
― Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

23. “I stay with him because I choose to, every day that I wake up, every day that we fight or lie to each other or disappoint each other. I choose him over and over again, and he chooses me.” 
― Veronica Roth, Allegiant

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24. “You are protected, in short, by your ability to love!”
J.K Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

25. “Everyone says that getting over somebody ‘just takes time’ and that one day it will stop hurting and the door will open for you to move on. We are also told that love is eternal; something extraordinary that will stay with you forever… The contradiction is immense.” 
― Natasha Preston, Broken Silence

26. “You don’t get to choose if you get hurt in this world, old man, but you do have some say in who hurts you. I like my choices. I hope she likes hers.”
– John Green, The Fault in Our Stars.

27. “I wish I could freeze this moment, right here, right now and live in it forever.”
– Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

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28. “I’m in love with you, Cody. And I know that this is all complicated and confused in a wholly fucked-up way. Meg’s death was a tragedy and the worst kind of waste, but I don’t want to lose you because of the fucked-up-way I found you.”
Gayle Forman, I Was Here

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

30. “Chin up. There are other fish in the sea. It’s a big ocean. Sometimes we need to catch and release a few before we find the keeper.”
Kasie West, The Fill-In Boyfriend

31. “And in her smile I see something more beautiful than the stars.” 
— Beth RevisAcross the Universe

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