The Romantics (Hardcover)

By Leah Konen

Harry N. Abrams, 9781419721939, 336pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2016

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (10/17/2017)

List Price: 18.95*
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About the Author

Leah Konen is the author of The Romantics and Love and Other Train Wrecks. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and her dog, Farley. Find out more on leahkonen.com.


Praise For The Romantics

"Love delivers this sweet little bonbon of a story in a voice that's always chipper, sometimes funny, and pretty darn smart. For romantics and skeptics alike, this fresh dose of optimism will warm the cockles of the heart."

— Kirkus

Konen makes good use of numerous tropes of romantic comedy films, incorporating them into this light and utterly sweet read. Impressively, Konen treats her subject matter seriously while maintaining a playfulness that will keep readers engaged and rooting for Gael. 

— Publishers Weekly

"A jaunty, entertaining work that will reach a broad range of readers, with a feel-good cast of characters teens can root for."

— School Library Journal

“The Romantics is practically perfect in every way, just like love—and Love. My heart is bursting at the seams.” 

— Lauren Myracle, New York Times bestselling author of TTYL and The Infinite Moment of Us

Altogether practical, clever, yet hopelessly romantic, this book will make you question whether many of life’s small, seemingly insignificant moments might in fact have one very important, very wonderful purpose.

— Lucy Keating, author of Dreamology

Yup. That’s what teenage love feels like. From meet cutes and slow burns to heartbreak and divorce, Leah Konen takes a look at love in all its forms and gives it a voice.”


— Adi Alsaid, author of Let’s Get Lost and Never Always Sometimes

"A smart, snappy look at romance tropes and a feel-good love story all in one."

— Booklist

"Yes, yes, love is patient, love is kind, blah, blah, but Love also happens to be delightfully saucy, and it narrates this rom-com with a tongue-in-cheek wit that still holds all the warmth and affection you’d expect from, well, Love."

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

" This playful, entertaining take on love by Leah Konen (The Last Time We Were Us; The After Girls) should find plenty of ardent fans."

— Shelf Awareness

"This book is fresh and an amazingly funny look at romance when it is least expected, and Love is one of the best book narrators of all time. This one is not to be missed."

— VOYA