YA Meet Cutes and Romances for 'Love at First Sight' Fans | Read-Alikes

In tune with the charming Netflix romance streaming September 15, these novels deliver a destination romance, a bittersweet love story, and upbeat fun.

Love at First Sight

PG-13. Netflix. Sept. 15.

In this movie based on the YA novel The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight, white teens Hadley and Oliver start to fall for each other on a flight from New York to London and leave it up to fate whether they see each other again.



The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon. Delacorte. 2016.
Gr 8 Up–Jamaican Natasha and Korean-American Daniel meet and fall for each other over an intense 12 hours in New York City as they both wrangle with impending changes in their lives. This lyrical, bittersweet love story tugs at the heartstrings.

Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet. Harcourt. 2018.
Gr 9 Up–This YA story collection celebrates 14 “meet cute” moments, in which love interests accidentally meet in a sweet or interesting way. This upbeat collection will please readers of swoony romance and includes tales by Ibi Zoboi, Meredith Russo, Nina LaCour, Dhonielle Clayton, and more.

Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo. Farrar, Straus, & Giroux. 2019.
Gr 9 Up–K-Pop star Lucky and teen paparazzo Jack, both Korean Americans, meet in Hong Kong and begin to fall for each other, even though they’ve both lied about their identities. Like Love at First Sight, this is a compelling destination romance set over the course of one day.

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