YA Audiobooks Featuring Love Triangles & Siblings with Autism

Creedle, Laura. The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily. Dreamscape. ISBN 9781520088587. Reader TBA.
Gr 9 Up–When Lily Michaels-Ryan ditches her ADHD meds and lands in detention with Abelard, she’s intriguedhe seems thirty seconds behind while she feels thirty seconds ahead. It doesn’t hurt that he’s brilliant and beautiful. When Abelard posts a quote from The Letters of Abelard and Heloise online, their mutual affinity for ancient love letters connects them. The two fall for each other. Hard. But is it enough to bridge their differences in person?

Parker, Natalie C., ed. Three Sides of a Heart: Stories About Love Triangles. HarperAudio. ISBN 9781538457832. Read by James Fouhey, Almarie Guerra, & Lulu Lam.
Gr 9 Up–This collection contains stories about love triangles written by Renee Ahdieh, Rae Carson, Brandy Colbert, Katie Cotugno, Lamar Giles, Tessa Gratton, Bethany Hagan, Justina Ireland, Alaya Dawn Johnson, EK Johnston, Julie Murphy, Garth Nix, Natalie C. Parker, Veronica Roth, Sabaa Tahir, and Brenna Yovanoff. A teen girl who offers kissing lessons. Zombies in the Civil War South. The girl next door, the boy who loves her, and the girl who loves them both. Vampires at a boarding school. Three teens fighting monsters in an abandoned video rental store. Literally the last three people on the planet.

Scheier, Leah. Rules of Rain. Dreamscape. ISBN 9781520087986. Read by Ina Marie Smith.
Gr 7 Up–Rain has taken care of Ethan all their lives. Before she even knew what autism meant, she was her twin brother’s connection to the world around him. Each day with Ethan is unvarying and predictableuntil one night when her world is turned upside down by a mistake she can’t take back. As her new romance with her longtime crush and her carefully constructed life begin to unravel, Rain discovers that the fragile brother she’s always protected has grown into a young man who no longer needs her. And, for the first time, she discovers just how much she needs him.

Summerill, Erin. Ever the Brave. Dreamscape. ISBN 9781520088044. Read by Helen Johns.
Gr 7 Up–After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her childhood home. Unfortunately, saving the King has created a tether between them she cannot severno matter how much she’d like toand now he’s insisting on making her a noble lady. On top of that, there are those who want to use Britta’s power for evil. If she cannot find a way to harness her new magical ability, her lifeas well as her countrymay be lost.

West, Kasie. Love, Life, and the List. Blackstone. ISBN 9781538499573. Reader TBA.
Gr 7 Up–Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings, Abby isn’t going to take any chances. Which is where the list comes in. Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list, she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being. But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems and that maybe she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.

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