I’ve had this list of middle grade books about crushes and romance on my mind for so long, but held back because “isn’t middle school too young for ‘romance’?” The truth is, when I was middle-school-aged, I lived for cute crushes and tween “romances” like Mary Anne and Logan in The Babysitters’ Club books. More and more middle-schoolers (as young as sixth graders!) want books about crushes and romance. some of which include first kisses. Of course, these are books for middle school, so the crush/romance is only a subplot.