The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot 

For more stories of complicated relationships with heart, try these next…

Hope Was Here by Joan Bauer for intense family dynamics and beautiful writing

Sweep by Cate Tiernan for messy relationships and complicated friendships

Absolutely Normal Chaos by Sharon Creech for a hilarious main character to make you laugh and cry

Sean Griswold’s Head by Lindsey Leavitt for a sweet and funny contemporary story about first love

This post was guest edited by author Tess Sharpe. Her latest book, Far From You, is out now.