Books About First Love

Some of my favourite books focus on or feature the theme of love, with the main character falling in love for the very first time. Watching the protagonist charmingly fall victim to butterflies or even bats in the stomach, sweaty palms and verbal diarrhoea will often endear me to a character. But sometimes a love story plays out in the midst of a darker narrative, with stolen moments between the love interests providing levity in an otherwise tragic story. 

Here's a list of some of my favourite books about or featuring the theme of first love.

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

The Pact by Jodi Picoult

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Atonement by Ian McEwan

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

If I Stay by Gayle Forman

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

Paper Towns by John Green