Guides Home: Best Young Adult Book Lists: Romance. Set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits--smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave. Judge A Book By Its Cover! (4987 books) - Goodreads. You know that wise old saying “Never judge a book by its cover”? But we all do it….its what draws us to most books in the first place! So go ahead and judge.