One of my favorite types of romances to read in YA are friendships that turn into something more. While I love an insta-romance as much as the next person, relationships that start as a friendship are always so believable and heartfelt. Once I finish the book, I have no doubts that the couple will stay together because they has such a great foundation to start with.

Here are 5 of my favorite books with friendships that turn into something more!

The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han 

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Belly spends her summers at a beach house with Jeremiah and Conrad. They are the boys that Belly has known since her very first summer — they have been her brother figures, her crushes, and everything in between. But one summer everything changes.

Under the Light by Abbi Glines 

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Abbi Glines knows how to write a good romance and the second book in her Field Party series is no exception! Even though this s a series, each book can stand on its own.

Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennet 

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Alex, Approximately is an interesting friends to more romance because at the same time it’s also an enemies to more romance! You get two for one with Alex, Approximately.

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson 

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Morgan knows how to write a beautiful and hear wrenching story, and the friends to more in Second Chance Summer is one of my all time favorite romances.

Aristotle and Dante by Benjamin Alire Saenz


Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. Slowly the becoming friends and than to something more.