Tomorrow is the dreaded V-Day and you don’t have a date!? It’s just an overrated, commercialized holiday created by big corporations to make you spend money anyway. Check out these un-romantic reads:
Enchanted by Althea Kontis Everyone knows the enchanted frog is supposed to turn into Prince Charming once you kiss him, right? Wrong! He could turn into a man despised by your entire family. And when your name is Sunday on top of it all, you may as well give up on finding love.
Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler When Min and Ed break up, Min puts together a box full of items that explain why. Daniel Handler also goes by Lemony Snicket on occasion, making this book even cooler.
Tag Along by Tom Ryan Let’s take a breather from romance, fast forward to Junior Prom and the adventures of four strangers who quickly become friends. Andrea is grounded and desperately would like to go to prom, Paul is having a panic attack, Roemi has been stood up, and Candace is on the run from the cops. I’d take friends over love any day!
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness You can’t get any more Anti-Valentine’s Day than a creepy tale of a monster who visits Conor every night. Perfect for the day before Valentine’s, which just so happens to be Friday the 13th this year.
Paper Towns by John Green …Because you can never go wrong with John Green. He is the King of Teen Fic and must never be criticized. Okay I’m rambling. *Disclaimer* Papertowns does start off with romance. However, it will make you question how well you think you know your highschool crush. It’s also an all-encompassing, spellbinding read about an epic road trip that you can curl up with and just read-away Valentine’s Day.
Enjoy your Anti-Valentine’s Day reading! All of these books are available to borrow at the Kingston Frontenac Public Library. Share your favourite un-romantic reads in the comments.