What are the best young adult books with a love-hate theme?

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    #1Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice

    Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows Elizabeth Bennet as she navigates British society and is confronted with how people regard things like upbringing, education, manners, morality, and marriage.

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    Bryan Brewer
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "this solution perfectly fits the criteria"
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    #2Perfect Chemistry

    Perfect Chemistry

    Perfect Chemistry is the first book in a young adult romance series by Simone Elkeles. It tells the story of it-girl Brittany Ellis and gang member Alex Fuentes as they try to reconcile their differences for a chemistry project.

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    Vincent Cox
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book has the young adult/high school or college feel to it. The story is good and is a solid read. This will be more catered to females in my opinion but still overall a generally good story."
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    #3Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry)

    Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry)

    Rules of Attraction is the second book in the Perfect Chemistry series about Carlos who gets involved in a narcotics bust, causing his brother Alex to send him to his former professor to avoid being sent to jail. There, he gets closer to Kiara and things start to change.

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    James Brown
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "One of the most interesting young adult books out there. It is action packed and will keep you turning page after page."
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    #4Ain't She Sweet?

    Ain't She Sweet?

    Ain't She Sweet? is a contemporary chick lit novel written by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. It was first published in 2004, and it tells the story of Sugar Beth Carey and her enemies-turned-lovers relationship with a high school classmate.

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    Beverly Matthews
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This book reminds me of the movie Mean Girls. It's too much drama for me. I don't like books that have too much drama. I definitely don't think this should be on a best list for anything."
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    #5Kiss an Angel

    Kiss an Angel
    Kiss an Angel by Susan Elizabeth Phillips is an entertaining love story with an impressive ending. Its pages tell us about a beautiful woman with an arranged marriage.



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    Carlos Alberto Bautista
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "One book I have read and re-read every time I feel like a good romance. True romance where falling in love is about emotions and feelings, both the highs and lows with a liberal sprinkling of humor and playfulness rather then the usual falling in lust stories which are what most modern romances novel are about these days."
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    #6Bet Me

    Bet Me

    Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie is an amazing book that tells the story of two people that reunited because of the fate. The novel contains great characters and enjoyable scenes.



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    Jesse Banks
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Curl up with Crusie, and become a convert! I've lived her writing for 13 years (half my lifetime) and they are seriously good comfort reads, I re-read them every year. For reference, other authors I like: Susan Anderson, Kresley Cole, Melanie Harlow. Her characters are incredibly relatable, and I can't get enough of her fast-paced storylines and humour-filled conversations. "Bet Me" in particular really deconstructs a classic fairytale; with a lending hand from fate, it draws Cal and Min together in deliciously enjoyable scenes, despite their best efforts at completely avoiding each other. Crusie creates characters you want to have lunch with, and you won't find "cheap laughs" as she has fine tuned her story telling to an art (probably helps with her master’s degree in Professional Writing and Women’s Literature!)."
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    #7Just the Sexiest Man Alive (Berkley Sensation)

    Just the Sexiest Man Alive (Berkley Sensation)

    Just the Sexiest Man Alive is the debut novel of Julie James. It is the first book in the romantic series for young adults, the Berkley Sensation. It was published in October 2008 and became a New York Times Bestseller.

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    Brian Wong
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Fun book with lots more in the series. Worth the time and the great reviews back this up."
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    #8Then Came You (The Gamblers of Craven's)

    Then Came You (The Gamblers of Craven's)

    Then Came You is the first book in The Gamblers of Craven's series written by Lisa Kleypas. This historical romance fiction book is first published in 1993. 

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    #9Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways)

    Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways)

    Love in the Afternoon is the fifth book in The Hathaways series written by Lisa Kleypas. This historical romance fiction book is first published in 2010 by St. Martin's Press. 

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    Joyce Roberts
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "What's not to love about this book? This was an unforgettable love story between Beatrix and Christopher. Through the series, I have become attached to the Hathaways and I am sad that the series is ending. "
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    #10Gone with the Wind

    Gone with the Wind
    Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is a bestselling novel of all time and won the Pulitzer Prize. Widely considered The Great American Novel, it explores the depth of human passion with an intensity as bold as its setting.
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    Adriana Pérez
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I absolutely adore the film version of gone with the wind, so I decided to get a copy of the novel for my teenage daughter. While I hoped she would have a wonderful time diving into the great american novel, it was not the case. The book no longer seems to hold the attention or even be relatable to a young adult audience. I still plan to show her the movie, but the book will have to wait till she is older."
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    #11Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave (Night Huntress)

    Halfway to the Grave is the first book in the Night Huntress series written by Jeaniene Frost. This urban fantasy paranormal book is first published in 2007 by Avon. 

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    Kimberly Dunn
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Half-vampire Catherine Crawfield is going after the undead with a vengeance, hoping that one of these deadbeats is her father—the one responsible for ruining her mother's life. Then she's captured by Bones, a vampire bounty hunter, and is forced into an unholy partnership. In exchange for finding her father, Cat agrees to train with the sexy night stalker until her battle reflexes are as sharp as his fangs. She's amazed she doesn't end up as his dinner—are there actually good vampires? Pretty soon Bones will have her convinced that being half-dead doesn't have to be all bad. But before she can enjoy her newfound status as kick-ass demon hunter, Cat and Bones are pursued by a group of killers. Now Cat will have to choose a side . . . and Bones is turning out to be as tempting as any man with a heartbeat."
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    #12Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels)

    Lord of Scoundrels (Scoundrels)

    Jessica Trent is a smart and beautiful woman determined to save her brother from ruin no matter what, and that includes seducing the infamous Marquess of Dain, the man with the worst reputation... but who is irresistible to any woman. 

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    Ruth Tucker
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "What a sexy story! I love this book! Trying to save her brother from negative influence and falls in love! A great tale of love and anticipation! "
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    #13A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga)

    A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga)
    A Kingdom of Dreams is a historical romance novel by Judith McNaught that tells the story of Jennifer Merrick, who gets abducted by the fearsome earl, Royce Westmoreland, known as "the Wolf." It is the first book in the Westmoreland saga. 
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    Frank Griffin
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "I read the first book in the Westmoreland Saga, and the second book is even better. I loved the complicated romance in the book. "
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    #14It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers)

    It Happened One Autumn (Wallflowers)

    It Happened One Autumn is the second book in the Wallflowers series written by Lisa Kleypas. This historical romance fiction book is first published in 2005 by Avon. 

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    Gary Holland
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "This bodice ripper is well worth the money. Ask anyone who has read it and they will agree. It's a must read. Get this book. There is a secret spark and that spark is It Happened One Autumn!"
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    #15Something About You (FBI/US Attorney)

    Something About You (FBI/US Attorney)

    Something About You is a legal romance by Julie James. It tells the story of FBI agent Jack Pallas and assistant US attorney Cameron Lynde as they attempt to set aside their differences in order to solve a murder case.

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    Maria Nguyen
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Working with someone who blames you for something is like WHY ME..This book has it twist and turns but it's a GREAT READ! I was laughing and crying at the time. The couple learns along the way about trust and working together as a team. "
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    #16The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Series)

    The Viscount Who Loved Me (Bridgerton Series)

    Anthony Bridgerton has finally decided to marry, but the woman who wants her to be his bride is none but his own sister, Kate Sheffield. She is reluctant to do so, but everything changes when his lips touch hers. 

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    Ronald Price
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Viscount who loved me is more of a book that my wife would enjoy since she really likes the whole steamy romance thing but it looks good for her "

Summary

Best What are the best young adult books with a love-hate theme
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pride and PrejudiceBooks 44 Paid
2Perfect ChemistryBooks 38 Paid
3Rules of Attraction (Perfect Chemistry)Books 36 Paid
4Ain't She Sweet?Books 35 Paid
5Kiss an AngelBooks 32 Paid
6Bet MeBooks 30 Paid
7Just the Sexiest Man Alive (Berkley Sensation)Books 29 Paid
8Then Came You (The Gamblers of Craven's)Books 26 Paid
9Love in the Afternoon (The Hathaways)Books 25 Paid
10Gone with the Wind Books 21 Paid
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